By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:03:27 PM

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:03:59 PM

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!! IT FINALLY HAPPENED!!!! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

By: dmvpiranha (2/6/2016 2:04:22 PM)

Ha ha! We won. Big one. 

By: GW2017 (34 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:04:44 PM

WE DID IT OH MY GOD WE WON AT VCU 

By: dmvpiranha (2/6/2016 2:05:00 PM)

Was rocket actually. Damn auto fill. 

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:05:54 PM

That is as big a win as we've had in years. I put that OVER the UVA win this season because it is impossible to beat "our refs" down there. DELIGHTFULLY SHOCKED! Too early to start drinking! SO FUCKING HAPPY!!!!!!!

Lot's of home-made clothing going to be burned in Richmond.

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:08:18 PM

Ram that down your nation:

https://forums.vcuramnation.com/threads/the-official-beat-the-gw-colonials-in-the-animal-thread.15798/page-27

By: BigOne (2/6/2016 2:09:37 PM)

My wife needed to get me a shot of tequila, I just hit my head on the ceiling.  DAMN THAT WAS A FUN GAME!!!!!! 

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:10:13 PM

YESSS!!!

By: Vegas (2/6/2016 2:11:18 PM)

Who was that team?  Great game we should all be proud of.  I will never say another bad word about Pato!

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:11:46 PM

Spent final three minutes repeating to my dis-interested family: "I don't care if they win, I'm satisified with their play." I lied. OH MAN DID I WANT THEM TO WIN!!!!

By: Chet (52 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:12:06 PM

Should it have been a shot clock violation?

By: RKelley (152 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:12:29 PM

OH YEEEEAH!!!! That was fucking awesome.

Garino and Joe, so clutch.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:12:30 PM

Awesome win. Never gave up and a lot of big shots. Garino huge and loved the TC bank shot ! Go Colonials!!!!!

By: DCAbloob (306 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:12:36 PM

Being a road win makes it so much the better. GW needed to prove that it could beat a marquee team in a pure road game. 

By: Rich Maier (17 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:13:01 PM

Agree with Herve this is bigger tha UVA because of time and place!

By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:15:27 PM

Agree. Bigger than Uva. What a job by ML

By: BWK (14 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:16:30 PM

The set plays in the last 2 mins were a thing of beauty, even with the McDonald miss. We wanted it more.  That and Lonergan coaching his face off made the difference.  Great game Pato. You are legend.  

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:16:36 PM

Not my post above, own up to it and get my kudos.

By: GW2017 (34 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:17:37 PM

Remember when we were supposed to lose by double digits? Holy hell what a game, Pato put the team on his back!!

By: DC Native (5 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:19:38 PM

Biggest win of the season in terms of personal satisfaction' if not resume.  Raise High!!!

By: Boston Colonial (330 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:20:56 PM

Where are the VCU trolls?

By: Gw212 (2/6/2016 2:21:02 PM)

sorry bc. Not sure how that happened. Havoc going on today. Nice back to back wins. Pato, Joe , TC, ML....  The whole team won this one. 

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:21:09 PM

Another thing that makes it sweet is VCU played well, including hitting FTs they NEVER hit while we were missing FTs at an unusual clip. I'm certain VCU was positive they didn't play all that well and we got lucky because that is their fan-base in general, but facts were those were two good NCAA tournament teams playing it out in an entertaining game. There was a lot of skill on that court.

By: maypoman (671 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:23:58 PM

I listened on the radio and I still don't know exactly how we won, particularlywith our free throw shooting. . I do know that Garino was sensational and that Larsen, Cavanaugh and Joe made4 big plays down the stretch. Great effort!!!

By: maypoman (671 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:26:06 PM

I forgot Mitola. His ball handling was a steadying influence throughout the second half.and was a big reason our turnover numbers were much better!

By: NJ Colonial (1,980 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:28:35 PM

It is soooo good to be a Colonial!

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:28:45 PM

Gotta love the Richmond logic: 

"GW didn't cause the win, we caused our loss."

By: Gw212 (2/6/2016 2:32:21 PM)

It seemed like we were not just holding the ball for one shot today on offense. Much more fluid. Some big 3 balls and went to basket when it counted. I liked the minutes given out today and always want Joe ,Pato and TC on floor when it counts

By: RKelley (152 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:40:59 PM

8-18 from 3PT land, a very good day. You hit homeruns, you win ballgames.

Great play today from the seniors. Garino was absolutely unstoppable, Joe was absolutely clutch. Those two played intense, smart basketball.

Cavanaugh was excellent. Larsen trucked it through some tough matchups. 

Also Mitola, Swan, Hart all added a little something.

On paper, the surface numbers don't paint the whole picture, but Yuta played a very solid game today. 

At the end of the day, GW just beat VCU--undefeated in conference with one of the country's longest win streaks--in their packed house. From KenPom 82 to right back in the hunt.

W vs UVA at the beginning, W vs. Seton Hall toward the middle, W @VCU down the stretch. 18-5 record, with 2 losses within 7 to top-25 opponents. 

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:42:35 PM

Picturing tomorrow's WaPo headling now: "Things Melo Trimble Did Last Tuesday Morning". Can't wait!

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:44:28 PM

great win, ball movement and I agree Mitola was a very stealing influence. His ball handling ability made a big difference. Unbelievable we won there and couldn't hit free throws at our 76% rate during the game.  

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:44:29 PM

great win, ball movement and I agree Mitola was a very stealing influence. His ball handling ability made a big difference. Unbelievable we won there and couldn't hit free throws at our 76% rate during the game.  

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:45:27 PM

WOW what a win.  PATO!!! ML, kudos. GREAT DAMN WIN

GW >>> the state of VA

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:47:48 PM

I would love to be on the bus ride home!!!!  Damn my throat is sore from yelling!

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:52:09 PM

MAN, how GOOD must these great Colonials feel now!!

HOW GREAT do we?

The Sweet tastes damn sweet after you taste the sourest sours.

By: The Sons of Liberty (322 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:52:40 PM

Great win.

By: BACCAS92 (705 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:54:56 PM

1. We should be well on our way to the Virginia state championship. 2. Can we be "that" team? You know the one that has a good player step up in the NCAA Tourney and carry them deep in the Tourney. Garino would be that guy. 3. No screw ups from here on out. Finish winning 6 of 8 and at least 1-1 in A 10 tourney (assuming bye). 4. We should have won easier but free throw shooting was horrible. Seniors really stepped up but Joe missed like 5/6 free throws. VCU ended up shooting poorly and made some inopportune turnovers. Usually like we lose. Man wish we had Saint Louis and Richmond games back. We should have had Dayton as well.

By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 2/6/2016 2:59:23 PM

Limited turnovers with our continued good press break, controlled glass (for the most part), great help D off screens at the arc, and just grit to overcome missed lyups and a bad night at the line. MVP Garino. Lonergan for A10 coach of the year.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:05:09 PM

Can't really enjoy this victory because this team is so shitty and disappointing.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:08:26 PM

MVP goes to Pato, ML co MVP.

Pato can make a bid for 1ST Team all A10 with play like this.  VAMOS Pato!

By: Oldish (109 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:15:03 PM

How about that 3 possession sequence of the 1-3-1? Pato's "A"game couldn't be touched by the bad guys!

By: Tennessee Colonial (1,179 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:21:36 PM

Saw last 1/2 of the game in wilkes-barre. What I saw was amazing. Maybe what ML said in the Hatchet had an effect. Wow! Now about that free throw shooting

 

By: RKelley (152 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:25:29 PM

For most of his career, Joe McDonald has been the guy that overcomes the mental wall that the team hits against big opponents, when momentum is dead in away games, and in other up-against-it situations. 

He's a high-leverage performer. It sets the real captain apart. His three pointer tonight was the winner. It's what changed a well fought loss into a season-changing win. 

The offense looked great. The ball moved more crisply, and they were getting good looks from 3PT range. Setting up the three pointer and respecting it's value is important for this team. They won that battle tonight. On defense, their man looked good against a very athletic team and the 1-3-1 was excellent in the second half.

Mitola's smarts and court vision, ballhandling, speed, and shot make him a huge asset for this team. Very good game tonight in 21 minutes. Matt Hart played just 4 minutes and hit a 3 pointer. I'd still like to see more time for him. He always does good things. Yuta looks really good at forward. His abilities make him tough to beat there.

Patricio looks like an NBA player. Now that he has a three-point shot, he's moved from a good Euro/Argentina player to a possible NBA guy. 6'6'", speed, length, hands, leaper, shot.

By: vcufan (2/6/2016 3:39:11 PM)

Congrats on the win everyone. I think having Cavanaugh was the difference in your 1-3-1 zone, and it caused us to miss a lot of shots and bunnies. This loss really helps your team more than it hurts us. On to the next one!

 

By: Tennessee Colonial (1,179 posts) - 2/6/2016 3:48:06 PM

How we won? We were agressive and even when down by 9 we kept coming back. You could see VCU begin to wilt. Horay for us!!!!!

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:19:55 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/gw-basketball-escapes-house-of-horrors-ends-vcus-12-game-streak/2016/02/06/683a302e-cd13-11e5-b9ab-26591104bb19_story.html

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:22:19 PM

http://blogs.gwhatchet.com/courtside/2016/02/06/garinos-career-night-leads-mens-basketball-to-huge-victory-at-vcu/

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:27:26 PM

http://www.richmond.com/sports/paul-woody/article_1fed26e7-61eb-5ec6-a43d-680defa8ed7c.html

http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/schools/virginia-commonwealth-university/article_82a0021e-baf2-52b7-bfdb-cebbf715135e.html

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:35:38 PM

Classy quotes from VCU players and coaches. They get it: a great game played by two solid teams. Shame fans can't be more appreciative.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:37:48 PM

Nice Paul Woody article/ Thanks Herve

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:51:22 PM

http://forums.a10talk.com/threads/is-there-any-chance-vcu-finishes-the-season-undefeated-in-a-10-play.6567/

Answer? NO!

By: bobo (3,178 posts) - 2/6/2016 7:53:00 PM

How did VCU become the #1 team in the A10?  Forcing TOs that lead to offense. They are by far the best team in the leage (and one of the best in the nation) in forcing TOs.  Those TOs have lead to an exceptionally high FG% for VCU as they've shot 55% on 2pt FGs in league play.  They've also shot 3pt FGs well, often coming in transition.

GW beat VCU in Points Off Of Turnovers 15-4 Saturday.  That's the key to the game right there.  GW had 12 assists and only 10 TOs vs HAVOC. They also outscore VCU in points in the paint 32-26. 

Larsen and Yuta had solid defensive games, as did TC.  McDonald was terrible at the line and missed the bunny at the end but his late 3 was huge.  Garino was the best player on the court. Love Lonergan praising him after the game for working all summer on his 3pt game and that paying off for Garino this year.

What does the Committee look for when giving out bids? First and foremost is Quality Road Wins.  Saturday was a Quality Road Win for GW.  Congrats!

By: Alumnus (2,050 posts) - 2/6/2016 8:00:38 PM

Great stuff!  I was at something all afternoon and could only take peeks at the ESPN website scoreboard.  I saw we were close at the half and then suddenly VCU had a 9-point lead in the first two minutes of the second half, and thought, s--t, this is just what happens over and over.  The next time I checked we were back within 2 or 3 and then we had won.  It's just great for these coaches and players, they deserve the good times.  Really looking forward to the St. Joe's game now. 

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 2/6/2016 8:01:28 PM

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/boxscore?gameId=400840979

GW 10 turnovers whole game
starters average 33 mins
All GW starters finish with 3+ fouls (don't ask a VCU about that though because their guts tell them different)
Goss somehow did not register a minute, but did register a turnover. Nice. Baseball season right around the corner.
Swan: 3pts, 3 minutes
Yuta: 2 pts, 6 boards, 1 block
PGs (Mitola/JoeMac): 2 turnovers
JoeMac: 11pts, 5 rebs, 2 steals, 1 block
Melvin Johnson: 4-13 FGs
VCU: 76% FTs (67% for season)
GW: 52% FTs (76% for season)

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