so GW basketball had a big weekend. After the Colonials got drubbed by hated Xavier on wednesday, GW point guard Carl Elliott beat Dayton on saturday with a last-second, almost half-court three pointer. GW was all over ESPN, in the intro to Sportscenter and with three highlights on Sportscenter's "Ultimate Highlight," including a Pops Mensah-Bonsu (I think it was him) alley-oop slam, JR Pinnock's monstruous dunk through a Dayton player, and Carl's buzzer-beater. The buzzer-beater and JR's dunk were also on the Sportscenter top plays and the College Gameday top plays, with Carl's shot number 1 on both. And finally, Carl was in a "Big Man on Campus" poll on the front page of ESPN.com, with other college hoops players who had big games. Then GW was all over other news sources, with bracketologist Joe Lunardi saying we were "inside the bubble," i.e. in the NCAA tournament, Jay Bilas saying on ESPN.com that GW coach Karl Hobbs is the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Gregg Doyel of CBS Sportsline wrote a recap and says we're in, as does Jay Bilas, and DCist's Kyle writes about the buzzer-beater in the college hoops roundup.

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