Joseph, who led men’s basketball since he was named head coach in March 2017, had a five-year deal with the program.
Men’s basketball put up a fight against George Mason in a close game that saw eight lead changes and seven ties.
GW turned in its second-worst shooting night of the year, shooting 31.3 percent from the field on a 20-for-64 clip against the Minutemen.
In a tournament where one loss means the team’s season abruptly comes to a close, there will be no easy contests for the Colonials.
The Colonials hit .315 across all three outings over the weekend and recorded just five K’s against them in the final game.
Junior guard Justin Williams had a career-best performance against the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough to pull ahead of George Mason in the team’s final regular season game.
The Colonials are coming off a 50-rebound night against Fordham Wednesday and should look to recreate that performance Saturday against the Patriots.
Head coach Maurice Joseph said the team’s most recent string of losses can be attributed to a lack of focus on the court and toughness on the glass.
The Colonials are currently sixth in the nation with a team batting average of .356 and among A-10 competition, a Colonial tops every single statistical category.
The Rams (11–18, 2-14) will be the lowest-scoring offense the Colonials (8–21, 4–12 A-10) have seen since their 73–58 loss to Saint Louis Feb. 13.