DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 31 – Karl Hobbs didn’t seem to want to answer questions after GW lost to Dayton 84-69 here Wednesday night. When he got to the podium in the University of Dayton Arena’s media room, reporters were still turning on their recorders when he assumed there were no questions.
Hobbs spent five minutes, most of it speaking about how Dayton nearly always wins in its building. Directly after the press conference, Sports Information Director Brad Bower escorted Hobbs to the bus and told a reporter that no players would be made available to the media.
With the loss to Dayton, the Colonials are now in a three-way tie with Fordham and Rhode Island for first place in the Atlantic 10. Fordham beat St. Bonaventure in the Bronx and Rhode Island is in the middle of a week off.
Xavier lost 93-91 Wednesday night to Duquesne, possibly the most shocking result of the night.
St. Louis on deck and on TV
GW is flying from Dayton to St. Louis Thursday at 6 p.m. and will ready for the Billikens in Missouri. It will be the Colonials’ first visit to Scottrade Center and only the second time the A-10 schools have ever squared off. Last season, GW beat the Billikens 69-64 in overtime. Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock had 19 points and senior Carl Elliott had 10 points in the thriller Jan. 11, 2006.
St. Louis won its first five games this season, but now sits at 13-8 overall and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10, placing them three spots from the bottom in the league. The Billikens face Saint Joseph’s Feb. 1 in Philadelphia.
GW’s first ever game at Scottrade Center against St. Louis will be broadcast on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network at 2 p.m. Saturday. Scottrade Center is the largest venue in the A-10 followed by UD Arena.
The last time GW played Dayton was when GW was ranked eighth in the nation on Feb. 8, 2006.The Colonials won 81-67 … The loss moves GW to 4-7 all-time in UD Arena and 13-9 over Dayton in its history.