Penders, GW highs and lows

June 30, 2001: Resignation takes effect.

April 20, 2001: Penders announces resignation.

April 13, 2001: GW finds out four players used assistant coach Tommy Penders Jr.’s personal phone code – an NCAA violation.

March 9, 2001: Penders’ team loses to Temple in Atlantic 10 semi-finals after relinquishing a double-digit lead in the final three minutes. The loss ends GW’s season at 14-18, the team’s worst record since 1988-89 (1-27).

March 8, 2001: GW defeats Xavier 83-74 in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals. It would be Penders’ final win as Colonials coach.

Jan. 16, 2001: Penders gets into shouting match with referee Reggie Greenwood following GW’s 76-74 home loss to Xavier accusing the official of “cheating kids.”

Dec. 28, 2000: Colonials enter post-game altercation with the University of Tennessee after 91-82 loss at the Outrigger Classic in Hawaii.

Dec. 11, 1999: Penders ejected during 94-91 overtime loss to Siena College at the Smith Center.

Nov. 27, 1999: Penders earns 500th career win with an 88-76 defeat of University of South Florida.

March 11, 1999: GW loses 108-88 to Indiana University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

March 7, 1999: Penders receives NCAA berth in first season (21-9 record)

Feb. 27, 1999: Shawnta Rogers’ three-point buzzer beater defeats Xavier at Smith Center to win A-10 West Division.

November 13, 1998: Penders earns first victory as GW coach with a 71-59 win over George Mason

June 18, 1998: Penders becomes 23rd head coach for GW men’s basketball.

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