Saint Joseph’s outscored GW 29–8 in the second frame after four different players combined to shoot 77.8 percent from beyond the arc.
La Salle scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to secure the victory and the Explorers let loose a barrage of shots from beyond the arc all night.
The A-10 will institute a pod system for conference play this year, and GW will join La Salle, George Mason, Rhode Island and Fordham in a pod.
Eric Atkins spent one and a half seasons at Howard, joining head coach Kenneth Blakeney’s staff in 2019.
The Colonials were set to open the season at Pittsburgh Jan. 24, but the team chose not to travel for the competition.
The game was postponed due to concerns from GW about traveling to Richmond on Inauguration Day.
Christian said he’s currently feeling “well” and will continue to isolate himself and follow public health recommendations until he is cleared.
The 67–47 win marks the team’s first Atlantic 10 victory and first win on the road, while also snapping a four-game losing skid.
Both teams missed a combined 79 shots, scoring below each team’s average points for the season.
Against Dayton, GW turned the ball over just eight times and recorded 14 assists for a 1.75 assist to turnover ratio.