The duo said returning to their alma mater gave them a greater understanding of the program and provided them with a network of former athletes.
Potter, who logged 39 minutes on the court, had his lowest scoring performance when playing 20 or more minutes since Jan. 11 against Duquesne.
Ten Colonials played 11 or more minutes throughout the contest, and four members of GW’s squad finished in double-digit scoring.
Graduate student forward Alexandra Maund led the team in scoring with a career-high 27 points, hitting 10-of-15 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe.
The Colonials fired at a .750 clip from the charity stripe, hitting crucial shots down the stretch.
The Explorers worked the lead to 14 points until the Colonials built up an 11-point run of their own in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter.
Despite trailing by 10 points early in the second quarter, the Colonials rallied the rest of the game and denied the Rams a last-second chance to steal the game.
The Billikens shoot 33.6 percent from deep on the season. But Saint Louis drained 56.3 percent of its attempts from beyond the arc on 9-of-16 shooting against GW.
A three-pointer with 1:06 on the clock from graduate student Ariel Stephenson lifted the Colonials over the Minutewomen in a back-and-forth fight Sunday.
The Flyers crashed the boards hard and outrebounded the Colonials 40-18.