There’s a lot hanging over the Colonials’ heads as they travel to Brooklyn for the first round of the A-10 championship.
It was a game that seemed almost scripted before play began, as senior guard Bryan Bynes returned from what was supposed to be a season-ending injury on Senior Day.
The quiet ending of GW’s loss to No. 18/19 (AP/USA Today) Saint Louis didn’t tell the whole story.
Saturday night, VCU’s havoc defense lead to an 84-57 loss, the most points an opponent has scored against GW this season.
It was a comeback that saw the Colonials go on an 18-3 run after being down by 20 points, but ultimately fall short, dropping 80-71.
Finally, the Colonials were going to walk away from a nerve wracking final few minutes with a victory.
The scoreboard read Temple 55, GW 53.
The impact of the improved shooting was easy to see Sunday as GW (6-6) walked away with a 77-38 victory over Sacred Heart, the team’s biggest margin of victory since 2007.
With five minutes and 57 seconds left to play in the second half, senior forward Dwayne Smith took a pass at the top of the key from senior guard Lasan Kromah and drained a three-pointer, giving GW its largest lead of the game, 10.
The Smith Center was a deafening sea of buff, the attendance at a season-high 3,570. GW (4-5) was down by just three points to its Big 12 opponent, with 13 seconds left, and it had the ball.