Sports In Brief

Head coach Hobbs gets 150th win in Philadelphia

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs earned his 150th career win as a head coach Wednesday night. His .564 winning percentage as the head basketball coach in Foggy Bottom makes him the seventh highest-winning coach in the history of the program.

Under Hobbs, who is in his 10th year at GW, the Colonials made three straight trips to the NCAA tournament from 2005 to 2007. In the 2006-2007 season, the Colonials went undefeated in Atlantic 10 play and had a 27-3 overall record. GW was upset that season in the A-10 tournament and subsequently earned a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament and was eliminated in the second round by that season’s No. 1 overall seed, Duke.

GW struggled under Hobbs in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, finishing in 13th place in the conference both seasons and failing to qualify for the 12-team A-10 tournament. The Colonials rebounded last season, finishing with a winning record for the first time since 2006-2007 and earning a berth in the College Basketball Invitational, where it was eliminated in the first round by Virginia Commonwealth.


Upcoming Games

Women’s Basketball
vs. Coppin State
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Smith Center

Men’s and Women’s Swimming

at Patriot Invitational
Hosted by George Mason
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
All day
Fairfax, Va.

Women’s Squash
vs. Virginia
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Women’s Squash
vs. Columbia
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Men’s Squash
vs. Columbia
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Women’s Basketball
vs. North Texas
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Smith Center


Number Crunch: 23

The number of points junior guard Tony Taylor scored Wednesday against Marist.

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