What you should know about George Washington (10-1, No. 40 KenPom):
George Washington is a sound team all-around, which is why it is ranked No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 40 in KenPom. The Colonials only loss is to No. 22 Cincinnati, and they have wins against No. 5 Virginia, Seton Hall and Tennessee.
George Washington rarely turns over the ball and lives at the foul line. The Colonials rank No. 68 nationally in free-throw rate and No. 20 in free-throw shooting at 76.1 percent. Senior guard Joe McDonald and senior forward Kevin Larsen clean up at the charity stripe.
The Colonials do not attempt a ton of 3-pointers at 18 per game, but they have a few guys the Blue Demons need to watch out for. 6-foot-6 senior Patricio Garino has been one of the nation’s most accurate long-range shooters, making his 14 treys at a 56 percent clip. Junior forward Tyler Cavanaugh has also been deadly at 48.4 percent.
What you should know about DePaul (5-6, No. 181 KenPom):
DePaul also relies heavily on getting to the foul line and converting there, although not to the extent George Washington does. This could be an issue for the Blue Demons, as the Colonials are even better at keeping opponents off the foul line they are getting there themselves offensively.
In five wins, DePaul is averaging 26.6 free throws attempts. In six losses, it shoots 21.2 foul shots per game.
DePaul has a size and strength advantage in the backcourt with junior Billy Garrett Jr. and freshman Eli Cain. Setting those two up in positions to get momentum driving to the rim is one of the keys to pulling the upset.
How to watch, listen, stream and bet:
Start time: 8 p.m. CT
TV: Fox Sports 1
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Radio: WSCR 670 AM
Line: George Washington -6
Sagarin: George Washington -7.5
KenPom: George Washington 75-70 (69%)