Friday, January 15, 2010

GW dropping close games

It's been a crummy week for GW basketball fans -- after being up as much as 11 on Xavier, the Musketeers go on a 20-1 run to beat GW at the Smith Center.

Then after leading for most of the game against LaSalle, the Explorers went up late. GW forced a five-second violation to get ball back down 1 with 8 seconds to go, but then Travis King got the ball and dribbled out, missing a three to win it. I believe this GWHoops thread says it all "What kind of play was that!?!" Something else odd was that Lasan Kromah wasn't on the court towards the end, and Hobbs was angry when a reporter asked him why, despite Kromah going 4/9 from the floor.

The Xavier game is disappointing but not too surprising, considering Xavier is always a strong team. GW just fell apart inside towards the end, unable to rebound or stop them down low, and that was that.

The La Salle game, however, is tougher. GW probably should have won, and there's nothing that really sticks out from watching on TV and the box score -- in fact GW leads in most things -- which to me means they just got beat, a lack of effort. La Salle was without one of their best players, yet GW allowed them to shoot 46% for the game. Aaron Ware and Damian Hollis played well, otherwise, nuttin.

Hopefully the Hatchet headline is a sign of things to come: Hobbs hopes to learn from close losses. And at least there was a Post article about the La Salle game.

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