Basketball Guide

Men’s schedule

11/17/12 at Boston University | Boston, Mass. 1 p.m. ET 11/21/12 at Notre Dame | South Bend, Ind. 7 p.m. ET GW travels to South Bend to take on a Fighting Irish squad that was 16-1 at home last season, whose repertoire includes an upset of No. 1-ranked Syracuse and an NCAA tournament appearance. 11/24/12 […]

Players to watch

Dwayne Smith Dwayne Smith Year: Senior Position: Forward Height: 6-foot-6 Hometown: Toronto, Canada Smith missed the first few weeks of last season as he recovered from post-concussion syndrome, which kept him from fully integrating into the team’s pace under new head coach Mike Lonergan. But if he can find his offensive stride this year and […]

Reclaiming Foggy Bottom: Lonergan

The challenges of the 2012-13 season almost make it seem as if it’s Mike Lonergan’s first year on the Smith Center’s hardwood. He’s adding six new faces to his roster and starting at least three – marking the first time that a large chunk of the Colonial roster comprises his recruits. And he’s taking GW […]

Reclaiming Foggy Bottom: Tsipis

The long journey back for GW women’s basketball has begun. Nine years on the coaching staff at the University of Notre Dame, four years as the associate head coach, NCAA tournament bids in all nine seasons, five Sweet Sixteen appearances and back-to-back trips to the National Championship game – that’s the experience first year head […]

Working to make a comeback

David Pellom is larger-than-life in a display on the front doors of the Smith Center, the top of his name across the back of his jersey just visible as he grips the rim in one of his trademark, high-energy dunks. Inside the building, the player who set a program single-season shooting record last year is […]

Rising to the occasion

Basketball games can come down to the last shot – the seconds ticking away, the score tied, the crowd screaming and just one chance, one look, one shot left to push a team to victory. Last season, the explosive Colonial guard Tony Taylor graduated. And with the turn of a tassel, GW lost its most […]

The Final Shot For Lifelong Teammates

Head coach Jonathan Tsipis has a favorite metaphor when talking about the graduate students on his roster: helping them write the “final chapter” of their Colonial basketball careers. The women’s basketball team will suit up three graduate students this season, but two have a special bond that stretches back, far past GW – years past, […]

Carving her place on the court

Senior forward Megan Nipe’s role on the women’s basketball team isn’t clearly defined, and she has no problem with that. As a Colonial, Nipe has both started and developed an identity as a solid off-the-bench player. She’s been an impact scorer in conference games but has struggled to find her shot in others. Yet no […]

Women’s schedule

11/14/12 at Rutgers | Piscataway, N.J. 7:30 p.m. ET The Colonials take on a Big East powerhouse that qualified for its 10th-straight NCAA tournament appearance last season, finishing the year ranked 23rd nationally. 11/18/12 vs. William & Mary | Smith Center 2 p.m. ET 11/21/12 at USC Upstate | Spartanburg, S.C. 5:30 p.m. ET 11/25/12 […]