Former GW forward Jonquel Jones started her second season with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun Saturday after being the highest-ever Colonials draft pick.
Under head coach Jennifer Rizzotti, GW’s offense will look a lot different than it has in years past.
Jonathan Tsipis has resigned as head coach of the women’s basketball team, the University announced Monday night in a release.
The Colonials’ postseason dreams were cut short after their 56–51 loss to No. 9-seeded Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.
In GW’s 56-51 loss to Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon, the Colonials could not overcome an excess of turnovers and shooting inefficiency.
The women’s basketball team will be a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament after earning an automatic bid by winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
GW achieved one of its biggest goals of the season by coming from behind, battling and defeating Duquesne en route to defending the A-10 title.
In the quarterfinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament Saturday, the Colonials exacted revenge on the Rams with a balanced attack and top-tier defense, defeating VCU 72–58 at the Richmond Coliseum.
Junior forward Caira Washington and sophomore forward Kelli Prange combined for 30 points and 18 rebounds on 59 percent shooting to lead top-seeded GW (24-6, 13-3 A-10) to a 78-48 quarterfinal win over No. 9 seed George Mason (12-19, 6-10 A-10).
The Colonials head to Richmond this weekend as the top seed for the A-10 conference tournament, after winning the head-to-head tiebreaker over Duquesne and Saint Louis on the last day of the season.