Tyler Cavanaugh hit two of those free throws and finished the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds as he helped George Washington (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic 10) improve to 11-0 at home this season. Tipoff was moved up by four hours amid concerns about a large snowstorm moving up the East Coast.
Jarvis Garrett led the Rams (11-8, 3-3) with 15 points. Rhode Island led 46-39 with 12:01 left but went cold and the Colonials cut the lead to one with a 9-0 run over the next five minutes. Garino's layup tied the game at 52-52 with 4:13 left and his jumper nearly three minutes later gave George Washington the cushion it needed.