By Jeff Fasoldt, @Jeff_Fasoldt
Not again: The Bonnies dropped another one to an A-10 opponent. It’s unfortunate because in all 3 games (UMass, Saint Louis, and now George Washington) it’s been close throughout, but the Bonnies have fallen short towards the end of each game.
Down, but not out: Yes, it’s been a struggle so far in conference play for the Bonnies, but they have played two ranked opponents, and one very tough GW team so far. It won’t get easier but the A-10 is very even. Once tournament time comes it could be anybody’s conference.
First home loss: Everyone knows the Reilly Center is a tough place to play. The student section was more than packed, and the game was sold out. However, GW rebounded well offensively, and hit some crucial 3’s too clinch a road win against the Bonnies.
Missing element: The Bonnies are a tall, athletic team — but when it comes to making 3’s they have struggled mightily, shooting 7-26 from behind the stripe tonight. Somebody has to step up if they want to make a run come tournament time.
Brilliant Bench: Despite the loss—there are some positives we can take out of this game. Bonaventure’s bench outscored GW’s 23-12 mainly to the fact that Dion Wright has been a go-to sixth man so far. Wright had 11 points and 7 rebounds, playing 30 minutes overall.
Coach Schmidt: “When we needed a big shot, we couldn’t make it. There were a lot of times we were down by 1 or 2 but we couldn’t make shots.”
Coach Schmidt: “You have to give them credit. (Maurice) Creek played very well, and we didn’t do a great job defending him.”
Coach Schmidt: “The margin of error in this league is very small, and we missed some open three’s and open lay-ups”
Coach Schmidt: “They’re hard to defend because they have two good big guys, and big guys shrink your defense—we had to double-team them, which allows them some open shots”
Jordan Gathers: “I thought we had some great looks…it just didn’t go our way tonight”