George Washington entered the Atlantic 10 Tournament as a possible sleeper. They instead exited meekly in the first round. The Colonials fell to No. 12 seed St. Joseph's 71-59 in overtime on their home court, in what could be their final game of the season. George Washington ends the regular season at 17-14 overall, and now must hope for a berth in the NIT or the College Basketball Invitational.
The Colonials fell behind early and never led in the game. They embarked on a furious rally to tie the score at 49 at the end of regulation, and had the ball with a chance to win the game. Tony Taylor drove right and had an open shot for the win, but missed. Jabari Edwards carved out offensive rebound position and had a point-blank tip-in to win the game, but missed it. St. Joseph's then scored the first 12 points in overtime to roll to victory.
Had the Colonials won, they would have faced a vulnerable No. 4 seed in Duquense that has lost six of its past eight games. Instead, they will not even make it to Atlantic City and have to consider an opportunity missed.