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5dJeff Goodman

Joseph not focused on landing full-time GW job

George Washington's Maurice Joseph, who received the interim coaching tag just prior to the start of practice, says he isn't focused on trying to land the job on a permanent basis.


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

George Washington 31-year-old interim coach Maurice Joseph settling in quickly to his new role. Players told me biggest thing he has stressed and brought is energy. Won't have an easy task this year with 7 new guys and 2 more that barely played last year.

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25dJeff Borzello

GW promotes Joseph to interim head coach

The George Washington Colonials, which fired Mike Lonergan after an investigation into allegations of verbal abuse, have promoted assistant coach Maurice Joseph to interim head coach.

George Washington University fires Mike Lonergan (6:17)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Lonergan's attorneys issue statement saying he wasn't given due process from GW. Statement says he cooperated fully with Title IX review. Says he was wrongfully terminated and will "seek appropriate relief."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

A source said the GW staff is in shock. The Colonials took a summer trip to Japan, despite Mike Lonergan being investigated for verbal abusive behavior. GW has eight new players, including seven freshmen. The source said the trip provided great chemistry for the team and the staff was excited about the upperclassmen leadership for this season.

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George Washington fires Lonergan amid inquiry

Mike Lonergan, who has been under investigation since July following allegations he was verbally and emotionally abusive to players, has been fired as George Washington men's basketball coach.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Confirmed USA Today report from a source with direct knowledge that George Washington coach Mike Lonergan has been relieved of his job.

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61dC.L. Brown

What college hoops teams learned on overseas trips

It's not a vacation: Teams get to go abroad once every four years, so they better get something out of it. What did each traveling squad learn this summer? We go through the list.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said on the CBB podcast he has talked to his good friend GW coach Mike Lonergan, who is under investigation for emotional and verbal abuse. "I grabbed him in Vegas and said how can I help you? He's a teacher and educator and intense guy too. He can't overreact. I said you can't get into a public contest of throwing barbs. But it's my alma mater and I'm disappointed in the administration that they could have handled this better. I'm close to the place and love the place. The guy has done a good job. He works his butt off and represents the place well. I just hope it works out and Mike continues to stay at GW. As an alum we're happy the way he's run the program." http://es.pn/2axiQgq

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87dMyron Medcalf

Ranking A-10 venues: Dayton, VCU not fun for opponents

Dayton and VCU are the class of the Atlantic 10 these days. Opponents don't want to play either, really. But whose place is harder to visit? Our rankings of A-10 venues answer the question.

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93dMyron Medcalf

GW to hire outside help for Lonergan investigation

George Washington coach Mike Lonergan has been accused of emotional and verbal abuse of players, as The Washington Post first reported. The university will hire outside counsel to investigate.


No. 1 seed: City of Gods vs. No. 5 Team FOE

The City of Gods features more former NBA players than almost every other team in the tourney. The 2000 No. 6 overall pick DerMarr Johnson has averaged 28 points in the team's two wins. The roster also consists of former Georgetown Hoya Michael Sweetney and former George Washington Colonial Pops Mensah-Bonsu. TBT Super 16

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Some potential scheduling for early-season tournaments: Coaches have confirmed the Hall of Fame matchups Nov. 19-20 at the Mohegan Sun: Duke-Penn State, Cincinnati-URI; CBE Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City with Kansas-UAB, GW-Georgia; The Legends Classic isn't official yet but at least one coach expects it to be Notre Dame-Colorado, Texas-Northwestern Nov. 21-22 in Brooklyn; The 2K Classic in NYC hasn't been announced yet either but the matchups being discussed most were Marquette-Michigan, SMU-Pitt for the Nov. 17-18 games at MSG; The Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 21-23 has found its fourth team as Saint Louis coach Travis Ford confirmed the Billikens replaced Minnesota to join BYU, Alabama and Valparaiso. The matchups aren't available yet. And Maui Invitational organizer Dave Odom said the Maui bracket will be announced on July 19.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Harvard grad transfer Patrick Steeves has committed to George Washington, source told ESPN. Two years left, immediately eligible.

George Washington wins first NIT title (1:13)
GW Players Cut Down the Nets after NIT Championship (1:29)

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.4
Rebounds Per Game38.4
Assists Per Game14.4
Points Allowed66.831st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11