Mike Lonergan sues George Washington after being fired over player abuse allegations

Things are not well in Foggy Bottom. Until he was fired Friday, Mike Lonergan had been the men’s basketball coach at George Washington for five seasons, leading the Colonials to the NIT championship this past spring. In July, the Washington Post ran an expose on Lonergan’s program, featuring numerous allegations of verbal and emotional abuse from George Washington University...
Via The Comeback
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

George Washington HC Mike Lonergan accused of being ‘verbally, emotionally abusive’

The George Washington Colonials have had some relative success the last few years as they made the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and won the NIT earlier this year. However, it seems as though head coach Mike Lonergan could be running some of his players off due to his nature on the court and in the locker room. The Washington Post released an article that calls out Lonergan as being ...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Billikens' season ends with 73-65 A-10 tourney loss to George Washington

NEW YORK -- Yuta Watanabe scored 19 points and George Washington beat Saint Louis 73-65 Thursday to reach the third round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.The fifth-seeded Colonials (23-9), who still hold slim hopes for an at-large NCAA bid, advanced to face fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's on Friday at Barclays Center.Jermaine Bishop scored 15 points to lead No. 13 seed Saint Louis (11...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

GW basketball coach kicked out of daughter’s HS game

Coaches can never turn off their instincts, even and especially when they’re watching their children play. This was especially true for George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan. He joined Washington DC’s 106.7 The Fan’s “The Junkies,” not only to talk Colonials hoops, but as host Jason Bishop asked, “Speaking of your kid, someone texted me that you got kicked out...
Via The Comeback
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

George Washington vs Seton Hall Preview: Battle at Foggy Bottom

GW's Patricio Garino/ by Josh Adams@NCAAHoopDigest Our nation's capitol is a hotbed for college hoops this season and while they're plenty of teams in the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia to y'all outsiders) that get the national attention, the George Washington Colonials are giant killers in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood in downtown DC. The Colonials are 6-1 and have a big...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball to host George Washington in NIT

On Tuesday night Pitt Basketball will face George Washington in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Panthers are the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seed Colonials at the Peterson Events Center at 7 pm on ESPN. Pitt is 15-3 at home this season and will greatly benefit playing at home in front of the Oakland Zoo student section. The winner is playing for...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: George Washington beats Dayton in OT with buzzer beater

There weren’t any Top 25 games on tonight, so George Washington had to do something special. Joe McDonald hit the game winner at the buzzer to beat Dayton. With the win, the Colonials move to 17-6 overall and 7-3 in the Atlantic 10 and the Dayton Flyers fall to 17-5 overall and 7-3 in the A10. Buzzer Beater! George Washington's Joe McDonald scores on the game-winning putback...
Via The Student Section
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

George Washington holds off Saint Louis 75-72

WASHINGTON -- Yuta Watanabe blocked Mike Crawford's corner 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve George Washington's 75-72 victory over Saint Louis on Tuesday night. George Washington trailed by as many as 12 points early in the second half but took a 52-49 lead after a 13-0 run, highlighted by two Watanabe 3-pointers. Patricio Garino scored a team-high 18 points, including six...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

George Washington Finally Gets Signature Win

Coming off their first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2007, the George Washington Colonials were searching for a signature win this season to prove last season’s run was no fluke. They stumbled in their first three chances, losing to Virginia, Seton Hall, and Penn State all on the road and by an average margin of 11.3 points. On Thursday night George Washington finally...
Via KCM Sports
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did George Washington Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the George Washington Colonials were given a 9-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Mike Lonergan and hail from the Atlantic 10 conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Memphis in Raleigh on Friday.  Why: GW finished Atlantic 10 play with...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lonergan: “We’re getting in the tournament” even after Atlantic 10 semifinal loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Tomorrow should be a monumental day for George Washington and head coach Mike Lonergan. The Colonials won’t have an opportunity to cut down the nets at Barclays Center — they fell to VCU, 74-55, in the Atlantic 10 semifinals today — but they, in all likelihood, will hear their name called on Selection Sunday. “We’re getting in the [NCAA] tournament unless...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

GW falls short against No. 10 Saint Louis

Joe McDonald couldn't hide his exhaustion. He wasn't the only George Washington starter that didn't have much left after getting little help from a thin bench. Jordair Jett scored 16 points, Rob Loe added 12 and No. 10 Saint Louis beat the Colonials 66-59 Saturday night for its 19th straight win. McDonald scored 21 points and Kevin Larsen had 14 for George Washington (20-7, 8...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 SLU welcomes upset-minded George Washington to Chaifetz

After sweating out three straight close calls, Saint Louis braces for what figures to be another difficult test against a 20-win Atlantic 10 opponent. The 10th-ranked Billikens look to extend the longest winning streak in school history while moving to 12-0 in league play for the first time Saturday night against George Washington. While Saint Louis (24-2, 11-0) has won 18 consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 F Yuta Watanabe to George Washington

The George Washington Colonials snagged a verbal commitment on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Yuta Watanabe, a 6′-8″ power forward that is a native of Japan, pledged to George Washington. Adam Finkelstein of ESPN reported that Watanabe picked George Washington over the Fordham Rams. Watanabe reportedly made his pledge after a strong performance on Sunday at […]
Via Hoopniks
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

George Washington defeats George Mason 75-69

A strong second half propelled George Washington past George Mason 75-69 on Saturday as the schools met for the first time as members of the Atlantic 10. Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald each scored 14 points to lead five Colonials in double-figures as George Washington (16-3, 3-1) won its fourth straight game. George Washington started the second half strong by making seven of its...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

George Washington G Savage out 6-8 weeks with broken foot

Kethan Savage, the second leading scorer for George Washington, is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken foot. The school announced Tuesday that the sophomore guard fractured a metatarsal in his left foot during Saturday's win at St. Bonaventure. Savage has started 17 of 18 games for the Colonials and is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. George Washington is...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: George Washington To Wear New Unis vs. VCU Featuring D.C. Skyline

The George Washington Colonials are looking for a bit of change in their wardrobe, and tomorrow night against VCU they will get just that — the team is going to be wearing #MonumentalHomeCourtAdvantage uniforms when the Rams enter the Smith Center: GW to Don Special D.C.-Inspired, #MonumentalHomeCourtAdvantage Uniforms vs. VCU #RaiseHigh
Via College Spun
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

George Washington off to best start in 8 years

Two days later, George Washington graduate student Maurice Creek was asked to recreate his shot that beat Maryland. ''Kind of right here,'' he said, hovering by the spot to the left of the free-throw line and just inside the 3-point arc. ''Let's see.'' Creek took a few steps toward midcourt, started his dribble, arrived at the appointed spot, stepped back and let it fly. The clock...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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