With a thrilling (nerve-wracking?) win against Dayton on Saturday, the GW Men’s Basketball team secured their highest seed in the A-10 tournament since 2007′s 3-seed. As the 5th seeded team in the conference, they host the 12-seed Saint Joseph’s Hawks tonight at 7 PM in the Charles E. Smith Center. Analysis below!.
March 17, 2010
The GW Men’s team got themselves some sweet postseason action for the first time in three years by participating in the A-10 tournament. After a tough loss there, most people assumed the season was over. But these people underestimate the power of money! Money's rewards below!.
February 25, 2010
As I’ve written before, I applaud any efforts that the GW Spirit and Athletics departments do to ramp up enthusiasm for Colonials basketball. And even though it seems to be a bit forced to me, I love the idea of Homecoming Weekend that is getting it’s first chance this year. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, GW has decided that this Saturday’s 6 PM game against the Charlotte 49ers should be part of the new tradition. Many of you will remember homecoming from the awkward dance in high school, or if you went to a college with a football program, you probably got it there. Without a football program, though, GW has never had a homecoming.
February 19, 2010
The GWU Women’s Basketball team has been having a rough go of it this year. In their second season under head coach Mike Bozeman, they started with the youngest roster in all of D-I hoops with one junior, four sophomores, and six freshmen. Since then, they’ve lost several players (including junior Ivy Abiona) to injury, and have lately been playing games with a 2-lady bench. Considering the troubles, the 5-18 (2-10 A-10) record the ladies have put up looks positively stellar.
None of this should worry fans of the Colonials. When former head coach (and friend to all) Joe McKeowan left the team, he made sure Bozeman would stay on as head coach. Bozeman is a fantastic recruiter, a great motivator, and a fantastic coach. He’s had a rough go these past couple years, but he’s been starting pretty much from scratch. In 2 years, I’d expect this team to once again be challenging for top-10 national rankings.
But in the meantime, what about now? Well, on Saturday the ladies are playing in one of women’s basketball’s best new traditions: the Pink Zone game. The game supports the Kay Yow/WBCA cancer fund through fan support. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, and players will don pink in some form as well. It’s a fantastic cause, and it should be an entertaining game. GW currently sits at 11th in the A-10, still in contention for the conference tournament (the top 12 teams advance). Their competition from the Bronx, the Fordham Rams, is sitting at 13th. Certainly, it’s not a powerhouse matchup, but the game supports a good cause, and there are few events that are as much fun as GW Women’s games. They were always my favorite, and the ladies really appreciate the support they get. So come out cheer on the Colonials, and help to save a pair that’s near and dear to the hearts of ladies everywhere!