Latest (Final) ESPNW Mid-Major Poll
xac
 3/4/2017 1:37:41 PM      Replies: 37

xac3/2/2017 4:36:29 PM

GW, not getting much love throughout the season, has finished gangbusters.

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For those of us who don't have a TV provider for ASN, here's the site with links for live streaming to all women's A10 games tomorrow. GW meets Duquesne at 4:40 ET.

Link to ASN

gw alum abroad3/2/2017 5:10:29 PM

Say what you will about the men but the GW women ARE NOT "mid-major". GW is an elite program with national prominence. Just because there were some lean seasons right after Joe left, this is still true.

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bc3/2/2017 5:31:08 PM

Thanks XAC

dcabloob3/3/2017 8:56:44 AM

Unless it's airing somewhere I can't find, the GW women's quarterfinal won't even be on TV in the D.C. area. The other A-10 quarterfinals all have D.C. area outlets, just not GW's game. At least the link will be good. 

maine colonial3/3/2017 9:15:59 AM

GW uploaded a video of the team from yesterday's travel day and shootaround: LINK 

xac3/3/2017 11:58:33 AM

FYI - if the "Screen" link next to the game doesn't work, go to the "Live" list at the top of the page and click "ASN1".

boom3/3/2017 2:47:11 PM

Women are on TV today? Channel?

maine colonial3/3/2017 3:35:19 PM

Tipoff in less than an hour. Find a screen!

bc3/3/2017 5:05:41 PM

Playing like crap.  link:  http://americansportsnet.com/live/asn1

luvdagame3/3/2017 5:08:54 PM

They are warming up. They need to protect the perimeter better.

luvdagame3/3/2017 5:10:27 PM

Would feel better if Caira was scoring.

 

luvdagame3/3/2017 5:15:54 PM

We are giving them way too many second looks.

luvdagame3/3/2017 5:21:16 PM

Whew did I read that right FG 28%

maine colonial3/3/2017 5:54:50 PM

Let's go GDUB!

the dude3/3/2017 5:57:28 PM

Score?

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:03:25 PM

41-38 GW 4th Qtr 8:20 remaining

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the dude3/3/2017 6:07:04 PM

Thx Luv, lets go GW!

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:10:15 PM

42-47 GW 5:45

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luvdagame3/3/2017 6:14:08 PM

49-48, GW with 4:06 left

the dude3/3/2017 6:16:31 PM

Yikes, too close for comfort.  Lets go Ladies

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:18:45 PM

DU 55, GW 54 1:49 left 4Q

 

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:19:08 PM

Duq just went up by 1

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:21:49 PM

DU 57, GW 54 1:08 left 4Q

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luvdagame3/3/2017 6:26:00 PM

GW 58, DU 57 :25 left in 4Q

bc3/3/2017 6:30:33 PM

Screwed by refs, quick 5 sec call.

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:36:54 PM

FINAL: DU 62, GW 58

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:37:31 PM

Agreed BC!

tennessee colonial3/3/2017 6:38:07 PM

35%  FG, 56% FT, AND 17 turnovers. and allowing Duq to hit 6 straight is not refs. Its a crappy tream.

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maine colonial3/3/2017 6:38:53 PM

Terrible call by the refs to not give GW the Timeout.

tennessee colonial3/3/2017 6:40:29 PM

And ASN stinks. Just gives commercials.

luvdagame3/3/2017 6:43:39 PM

No doubt TC but it still was crappy call. But to your point we played horrible perimeter defense and gave them way too many second chances. I didn't get to see the final stats but agreed this was a terrible performance.

tennessee colonial3/3/2017 6:50:16 PM

Because of ASN I didn't see the game, just the stats, and they were terrible. The team is the same as in the beginning of the year. Very sloppy and out of control. The new coach did nothing to fix it. 17 Turnovers OMG. Just like in December. Well, who wanted to go to the NCAA's anyway.  Good job coach.

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the dude3/3/2017 6:51:32 PM

Caught the ending.  Rizzotti standing right next to inbounder needs to call TO, she didn't.  On the next in bounds play, GW should be denying the inbound looking for steal, instead they intentionally foul (could and should've been called) no chance for a steal.  Even down 4, instead of hoisting a 3 and looking for a foul Bautista is throwing a post entry pass as time elapses.

maine colonial3/3/2017 6:55:50 PM

We have to hope for an At Large bid. Next year looks tough without Caira, Lexie, Hannah and Cranshaw.

xac3/3/2017 7:36:27 PM

It may take a few years of recruiting to get back to the level we're used to. NIT may be a better fit for this team, just like last year's men. This game was disappointing, but typical of how a lot of A10 games went this year-- a lot of down in the trenches ugliness; turnovers are common. But this year,  GW also had less turnovers than our opponents. Our weakness on offense is much like our men's team-- we need to get into a rhythm to be successful or the offense gets ugly. This team has no one with one-on-one scoring abilities and no one who can penetrate and score. Everything depends on a lot of passing, so we get turnovers. Sound familiar? Rizzotti did a good job with this team, 20 wins and a share of the regular season title. It will be interesting to see what kind of athletes she recruits.

gw alum abroad3/3/2017 8:21:55 PM

Like Mike Jarvis, the first banner Coach Rizz hoists at the Smith Center will be a NIT one; but unlike that banner Jarvis earned this one is not a major acomplishment. This may be the most talented team to not earn an NCAA bid (the one that turned down an NIT bid earned a spot in the NCAA's but was screwed by the Committee). I am not a happy camper right now.

dcabloob3/4/2017 12:26:04 PM

ESPN's updated women's basketball bracketology projects George Washington as an #11 seed, among the last four in teams.

tennessee colonial3/4/2017 1:37:41 PM

Interesting points made about the UT Lady Vols that seem to match our situation.

 

Only a Final Four berth will satisfy Lady Vols fans

Hot-and-cold team puts Warlick on the hot seat

The great thing about college basketball: You get extra chances.

You can overcome a mediocre regular season by winning your conference tournament. And even if you falter terribly in your conference tournament, you still might get another chance.

The Tennessee women’s basketball team will get that chance.

Never mind that the Lady Vols performed dreadfully in their one-anddone showing in the SEC tournament. There’s still the NCAA tournament.

But if Tennessee wants to win in the court of public opinion, a third consecutive trip to the Elite Eight won’t do it. The Lady Vols will need to advance to the Final Four.

That’s the reality of a program that won eight national championships under the late Pat Summitt, once took Final Fours for granted and more often than not made a strong run in the SEC tournament.

UT’s run in the SEC tournament in Greenville, S.C., lasted half an afternoon. It lost to 12th-seeded Alabama 7264.

That’s embarrassing for its fans, who showed up in large numbers at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. They expected to make a weekend of it, not an afternoon.

Based on my emails and social media, many of those fans are in favor of a coaching change. They don’t care if coach Holly Warlick has won 25 games a season for five years. Or that she has led the Lady Vols to the Elite Eight three times in the past four seasons. And they don’t want to hear about the pressure of succeeding a legend.

They just know that what they’re seeing doesn’t look like Lady Vols basketball. UT lost 14 games last season and has lost 11 this season. After winning 49 of its first 51 games against Alabama, it has since gone 0-3 against the Tide.

It’s not just the number of the losses. It’s the nature of them. It’s the way a team with plenty of former high school All-Americans can beat four top-10 teams and lose to the likes of Ole Miss and Alabama. It’s the way a team can beat No. 2 Mississippi State by 18 points and look so disinterested in losing its first game in the SEC tournament four days later.

That doesn’t just reflect on the players. It reflects on Warlick.

After the loss to Alabama, UT was represented at the postgame media conference by Warlick and players Jordan Reynolds and Mercedes Russell.

Reynolds, a senior point guard, was asked to explain the team’s listlessness when it seemingly should have been motivated after losing consecutive games to the Tide.

“We didn’t think we had to come out and play to the best of our ability because we came off a big win,” Reynolds said.

A coach sitting a few seats away should have been stunned. But Warlick apparently wasn’t even listening. When asked for her reaction, Warlick needed to have Reynolds’ comments repeated.

Based on how Warlick sometimes rambles in postgame news conferences, it makes you wonder how effectively she communicates with her team. Or maybe she just has a team of bad listeners. Bad memories, too, because no matter how many times this bunch loses to a lesser opponent, there's no lesson learned.

This team won’t get Warlick fired. But if it doesn’t make the Final Four, it will put her on the hot seat.

John Adams is a senior columnist. He may be reached at 865-342-6284 or john.adams@knowsnews.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/johnadamskns.

 

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