The GW men’s basketball team had a surprisingly strong performance in their exhibition game last Saturday against Division 2 opponent West Georgia, winning by a final score of 101 to 71. The young team showed marked improvement as 10 different Colonials scored during the contest. The men’s team will play their official season opener this Friday at Boston University.
Keeping with basketball, the Washington Wizards have yet to win a game. Losses to Milwaukee, New York, and Orlando this past week kept the Wizards in last place for the league. They are currently the only winless NBA team. On a more positive note, the Wizards are hosting the first college night of the season this Wednesday, featuring $10 tickets if you show your GWorld. Visit the Wizard’s website for more information.
The Washington Capitals suffered an overtime loss in Ottawa last Tuesday, but rebounded with victories against Carolina and the New York Rangers. Alexander Semin scored in the last 11 seconds of the game to secure the win against Carolina on Thursday. Goaltender Brent Johnson made 28 saves on Saturday against the Rangers as the Capitals took out the NHL’s top team. Olaf Kolzig will return to the Verizon Center tonight as the Capitals play the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time this season. olie the goalie, originally drafted by the Captials in 1989, holds the record as the longest tenured athlete in the history of DC sports. The puck drops tonight at the Verizon center at 7 pm.
Finally, the Washington redskins had their bye week this past Sunday. Their next game is at home against the rival Dallas Cowboys.