Sports Briefs

Brown finishes second in scoring

There have been freshmen in men’s college basketball with higher scoring averages, but no freshman in the history of the game had ever led the nation in scoring. The race for the 1999-2000 scoring title went down to the final game, but GW freshman guard SirValiant Brown ended up on the short end of what may have been the tightest scoring race in history.

In 27 games (the NCAA includes the NCAA Tournament in scoring averages), Fresno State University’s Courtney Alexander scored 669 points, good for a 24.7 points per game average. Brown scored 738 points in 30 games, averaging 24.6. In Alexander’s final game, Fresno State’s NCAA first-round matchup with the University of Wisconsin, Alexander had 11 points. If he had scored six, Brown would have overtaken him.

-David Holt

Ultimate Frisbee grabs top-30 ranking

GW’s ultimate Frisbee team, The Hungry Hungry Hippos, won a round-robin tournament with an upset over Princeton University March 11 at Maryland.

After dropping their first game to Salisbury State University 14-11, the Hippos beat Maryland 13-8. They then pulled out a 13-12 win against the University of Delaware in which they were down 12-9 in a game played to 13.

The team then traveled to Terminus for a two-day tournament in Atlanta, Ga. There, they beat last year’s regional champion, Cornell University, by a score of 8-4. They also notched wins over Columbia University, 13-4, and Clemson University, 13-5.

On the second day of the tournament, they dropped their first game to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington by two points, 10-8.

GW, playing savage seven (without any subs), couldn’t pull out wins against the University of Virginia or Georgia Tech, dropping both games 9-8.

GW is ranked 30th (out of 118 teams) by the Ultimate Players Association, the highest rank held by the team to date. The team will play tournaments this weekend at East Carolina University and next weekend at Yale University.

-Pieter vanNoordennen

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