- The Washington Times - Friday, March 17, 2006

Last night at Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum:

SEEN AND HEARD

The last coach to take GW to an NCAA tournament, Mike Jarvis, was in the building. It was an in-the-family feel for the shiny-domed former Colonials and St. John’s coach, who sat in the Duke section. Jarvis’ son, Mike Jr., is a former GW assistant coach now on the Blue Devils staff.

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Points Pops Mensah-Bonsu had out of his GW’s first nine. The center, who played his first game in three weeks after injuring his left knee and requiring surgery, scored GW’s first two points on free throws after getting fed in the post. The 6-foot-9 senior also scored on the Colonials’ second possession on a slam dunk off of Danilo Pinnock’s entry pass. The Londoner gave GW a 9-7 lead on a nimble short jumper in the lane.

1994The last time GW won a postseason game. The Colonials had gone 0-7 since that beating Alabama-Birmingham in the NCAA tournament’s first round. Since then, they had lost four times in their NCAA opener and three first-round games in the NIT.

QUOTABLE

“My mom saw me on crutches two weeks ago, and now she sees me running up and down the court. They find it hard to believe doctors can do things like that.”

— GW’s Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who suffered a tear in the meniscus of his left knee Feb. 22, had surgery six days later and played again for the first time last night.

Jon Siegel

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