Assistant coach Anderson Good launched the two-day tournament to build a base of competition between programs in the growing sport.
Chad Marshall comes to GW after spending two seasons at William and Mary as a volunteer assistant coach.
The Colonials have recently pieced together bursts of strong play, but have still dropped their last three games.
The Colonials came within two points of Davidson’s lead three times, but could not complete the comeback Wednesday night.
The Colonials travel to North Carolina Wednesday to take on Davidson – a team that is 9-0 at home this season and has not lost to GW since 2016.
The Colonials are the lowest-scoring team in the Atlantic 10 while also dishing out the least amount of assists of any team in the league.
The Colonials were down by 18 points in the first half but rallied to take a lead against Duquesne with a minute to go in regulation. The Dukes tied the game and took the win in extra time.
The Dukes are the third-highest scoring offense in the Atlantic 10 and lead the conference averaging 8.7 steals per contest.
The Colonials have competed without two of their top four players, forcing the rest of the team to move up the ladder and compete at a higher level.
The Colonials were 4-for-25 from the field in the first half before picking up 45 points in the second frame to capture the win.