The No. 5 seed Colonials (17-13, 10-6 A-10) upset No. 4 seed George Mason 64–59 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Senior guard Yuta Watanabe played his final game at the Smith Center Wednesday after serving a major role on the team for four years.
The Colonials (15-13, 10-6 A-10) head into the Atlantic 10 tournament Tuesday after dropping their final regular-season game to Richmond.
After a program-number of wins last season, softball players said they are motivated to return to the conference tournament.
After early struggles put GW at the bottom of the Atlantic 10 standings, recent wins have players optimistic about the tournament.
The Colonials took the field for their last weekend with a starting lineup that included just four returning starters.
The Colonials will rely on more than half of their 19 pitchers to play major roles in their early-season rotation.
The Colonials won their first two games of the regular season for the first time in their 17-year history.
The Colonials defeated the Minutemen 83–72 after starting the game hot and continuing to shoot a higher percentage from the field.
The Colonials (10-15, 3-9 A-10) allowed a 16-2 second-half run and 13 offensive rebounds in a 72–65 loss to the Patriots.