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Frustration rouses women's basketball's defense after streak ends

by Alex Kist | Senior Staff Writer

For the third season in a row, women’s basketball has hit the 20-win threshold and has entered February with big hopes for the postseason.

At the Armory, track runs into history

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

When GW came to New York this weekend, they came to New York for the first time.

How GW's backcourt helped halt the (slightly different) Havoc

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

VCU didn’t press as aggressively as they have in the past and the Colonials’ ball-handlers were better prepared to withstand the pressure in a 72-69 win.

Lonergan to team: 'Look in the mirror and seize this opportunity'

by Nora Princiotti

The Colonials have gone 2-2 in their last four games and all four have been close, and head coach Mike Lonergan is looking for sharper focus.

Loss to Richmond exposes growing defensive deficiencies

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Midway through league play, GW’s once-tenacious three-point defense seems to have lost some of its luster.

Thinking long-term, tennis' Diana Kussainova begins spring season among nation's best

by Joseph Konig | Hatchet Reporter

Tied with 10 others at No. 114, Diana Kussainova is the first women’s tennis player to be ranked since 1993.

Prange, Washington step up in Jones’ absence

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

An injury to Jones is GW’s nightmare scenario yet, somehow, it’s one the team is built to withstand.

Defense earns Cummings bigger role with women's basketball

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Reporter

Sophomore guard Brianna Cummings single-handedly took over a game at Illinois by scoring 14 second-half points.

McDonald's return cues team effort for men's basketball

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Most important. Glue guy. Call Joe McDonald whatever you'd like. Look no further than GW’s win over Rhode Island Friday for the evidence.

High-pace Chase: How Lauren Chase defines women's basketball's speed

by Matt Cullen | Hatchet Staff Writer

You may not know it, but Lauren Chase is the leader of the team and the heartbeat for the Colonials on both sides of the court because of the pace she allows the team to play at.

Men's basketball looking for more guard production

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

In Friday's loss to Dayton, Joe McDonald's absence exposed GW's lack of production from the guard spots.

Free throw shooting proving crucial for Colonials

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

One statistic in particular has quietly influenced almost every men's basketball decision this season: free throw shooting.

A-10 Roundup: Women's basketball

by Nora Princiotti and Mark Eisenhauer | Sports Editors

GW women's basketball looks like the threat everyone expected it to be, so let’s take a look at some of the other teams hoping to unseat the Colonials as Atlantic 10 Champions.

A-10 Roundup: Men's basketball

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

With the first few games of the Atlantic 10 season in the books, here’s a look at the conference’s top competition for men’s basketball and what those teams revealed about themselves during non-conference play.

Women's basketball tinkering with lineup to find best defensive group

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

With the team now having lost one less game than its entire total from last season, women’s basketball head coach Jonathan Tsipis has been focused on making changes.

Preview: Men's basketball vs. Penn State

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Here's what to expect from men's basketball's home game against Penn State on Tuesday.

Men's basketball to continue feeding Larsen despite scoring slump

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Despite two poor scoring games, history says Kevin Larsen returns to form before long, and his overall body of work this season is still very strong.

With historic rebounding numbers, wins hinging on shot selection for women's basketball

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

In seven straight games this season, GW has won the rebounding battle with senior forward Jonquel Jones leading the charge underneath.

After summer of 'nonstop basketball,' Jorgensen showing development

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Though he’s retained his freshman flair, sophomore guard Paul Jorgensen looks like he has made a leap in the beginning of his second season.

Preview: Men's basketball vs. Gardner-Webb

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

After taking down Army 92-81 Sunday night, GW will wrap up its Barclays Center Classic homestand against NCAA Division I’s other GWU-- Gardner-Webb.

A-10 Tournament preview: Volleyball must peak late to win it all

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Friday afternoon, when volleyball takes on No. 5 VCU as a No. 4 seed at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament, the team will have the ideal chance to make a run at the championship, hosting the event on their home floor.

Three keys to GW's upset over No. 6 Virginia

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Here's a closer look at some of the key statistics that propelled the program to one of its biggest wins in 20 years.

Club field hockey vies for varsity status

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Over the last few years club field hockey has gone from a team struggling due to high attrition rates to one with about 40 members, too many to use in a game. Now, a few members are trying to make sure that they get the nod next time GW decides to add a varsity program, even though they likely would never get to play for it.

Curry makes impact as a men's soccer walk-on

by Jonathan Greenspoon | Hatchet Reporter

Sophomore Oliver Curry collected six points on two goals and two assists throughout the season, not the first time he’s overcome long odds.

Big production by veterans, help from bench sets tone for offensive success

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Heading into the men’s basketball 2015-2016 campaign, it’s clear that the team’s success will hinge upon two main components: the performance of its veterans and its bench’s ability to put up points.

Osei-Wusu brings experience on the Ghanian national team to men's soccer

by Nate Pasko | Hatchet Reporter

Midfielder Koby Osei-Wusu traveled to Ghana to give the U-20 team a shot last year, staying there from the last week of December until January 19.

A-10 Championship preview: Men's soccer could continue its dramatic regular season run

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

After three years of coming up short, the Colonials are finally headed back to the Atlantic 10 Championships Thursday for the first time during head coach Craig Jones’ tenure.

Exhibit A: What we learned watching men's basketball against Gannon

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Here are five takeaways from the Colonials’ 92-47 win over Gannon Saturday in exhibition play.

A-10 Championship Preview: Women's soccer looks for title to cap undefeated season

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

The Atlantic 10 Championship begins Thursday morning at Davidson for women’s soccer when the top-seeded Colonials take on eighth-seeded George Mason at 11 a.m.

The Hatchet's Basketball Guide

Over the last four years, basketball at GW has been rejuvenated, and this year’s senior class is most responsible for having led both programs back to the postseason.