In case you are unaware, month of the year dedicated to basketball insanity is now upon us. Although, here in the Springs that used to Boil, we have had some incredible basketball being played since the season began. Both the women’s and men’s teams have played well and been able to pull out some great, exciting wins for the fans that consistently flock to the Paul Porter Arena.
The Women’s team was at the top of the Big South Conference my first two years, while going to the NCAA Tournament my second year, which was a great thrill for our school. However, after a rough season last year, they have a young team that is much improved and has great potential going forward. With a number of great performances and victories against key conference opponents and rivals, we’re hopeful about their chances in the Big South Tournament.
Whereas the women had great, championship-winning seasons recently, the men’s team has already achieved an incredible season this year, defeating Big East-member DePaul and rising to 2nd in the Conference. Obviously winning makes games fun to go to, but the school spirit and student support of the team (namely the “Holtmanniacs our student section) has grown immensely. Along with this, there is a greater sense of community at games as people from the surrounding community are increasingly involved in cheering on the team. (See this excellent video from videographer extraordinaire Jacob Boyles and the GWU Admissions Office.)
As the Runnin’ Bulldogs enter their final home game on Saturday, they have won 9 of their last ten games against stiff, in-conference competition and have a chance to be the #1 seed from the South Division going into the Conference Tournament. Needless to say, there is a lot to be excited about and we like our teams’ chances going forward. Hope you will join all of us here as we cheer on the runnin’ bulldogs going forward!
Highlights from last night’s incredible, thrilling overtime win against the #1 team in the Conference, Charleston Southern.
Until next time, take care!