Charlotte 27 27 54
Gwash 35 47 82
Date of game: 1/26/2013

Recap: George Washington vs. Charlotte

Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Patricio Garino shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor and finished with 16 points and four steals, as the George Washington Colonials cruised to an 82-54 win over the Charlotte 49ers in an Atlantic 10 Conference tilt at the Smith Center.

Reserves Bryan Bynes and Lasan Kromah chipped in with 12 points apiece for the surging Colonials (10-9, 4-2 A-10), winners of three straight.

DeMario Mayfield tallied a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds for the 49ers (16-4, 4-2), who allowed GW to shoot 53.2 percent from the floor after entering the weekend ranked ninth nationally in field-goal percentage defense (.372). Chris Braswell and Pierria Henry each scored 11 in the loss.

GW set the pace early, as the Colonials shot at a 57.7-percent clip in the first half to grab a 35-27 lead at the break.

The Colonials turned to defense and free-throw shooting in the second half to maintain their lead, as they held Charlotte to 7-of-27 shooting from the floor (.259) while sinking 24-of-29 at the charity stripe over the final 20 minutes.

GW won the rebounding battle, 40-27, and the Colonials also held a 24-14 edge in points off turnovers for the game.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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