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George Washington Colonials

1. Either the Team Is Hot Or the League Is Not. GW had two first-team All-Atlantic 10 players (Pops Mensah-Bonsu and J.R. Pinnock), two second-team All-A 10 guys (Mike Hall and Carl Elliott) and the A-10's sixth man of the year (Maureece Rice). So not only did they go undefeated in the A-10 regular season, they also have five of the conference's 11 best players. Plus, Karl Hobbs won Coach of the Year. That's domination.

2. Court-Rushing Fan Videos Are Always Fun to Watch. You may recall GW's buzzer-beating win over Charlotte on Senior Night from earlier this month (Elliot caught Noel Wilmore's 3-point air ball and put it in the bucket a la the Jimmy V. game from '83). What you may not have seen were the videos shot from a fan-on-the-court's perspective (camera one, camera two). Endearing fans chanting "G! Dub!" over and over with players dancing on the scorer's table is sure to bring a smile to your face. They even chant "Mrs. Hobbs!" when coach Hobbs thanks his wife — for what I'm not sure.

3. Omar Williams' Academic Standing Is Strong to Quite Strong. Washington Post writer Mark Schlabach wrote a long story using Williams (a senior forward) as Exhibit A of why the NCAA's academic process is flawed. He illustrates his "shaky academic standing in high school" and invalidates his prep school, using the student to shed the system in an extremely negative light. What the writer fails to mention anywhere in the 3,000-word story, however, is that Williams is currently on the Dean's List at GW. Colonial Hoops goes into greater detail. - Jamie Mottram


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