Tribute to Tyler Cavanaugh and Matt Hart

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As a tribute to George Washington’s two departing seniors, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back on some highlights from the careers of Tyler Cavanaugh and Matt Hart. 

Tyler Cavanaugh

This shot is the most recent, but definitely a classic. Cavanaugh from the tip of the capital dome, that summed up perfectly GW’s unbelievably hot start from the field against A-10 regular season champion Dayton.

Another one from this season, this is the foul that Cavanaugh drew while shooting a three. He made all three ensuing free throws with just 0.9 left on the clock to give the Colonials the win.

Tyler’s game-winning three on the road a Temple earlier this season.

Tyler being named most-outstanding-player of the 2016 NIT Tournament.

 

The no-look dish to Kevin Larsen in the NIT Finals against Valpo.

Tyler with the handles in the NIT Semifinals against San Diego State.

This is my personal favorite shot by Tyler: the pick-and-roll three to give GW a four-point lead with a minute left against Florida in the NIT Quarterfinals.

Tyler’s bucket to open the scoring against Virginia: also know as the play that made me into a believer. There was high hopes for Cavanaugh when he arrived in Foggy Bottom, but I’ll be honest: I was skeptical. This was GW’s first basket in their upset win over #6 Virginia, and from that moment on, I was 100% onboard the Cavanaugh bandwagon.

Matt Hart

This is one of two shots that really stand out to me: this three to end that half against Dayton that capped off one of, if not the best half of GW basketball I have ever seen.

You knew this had to be on the list: Matt’s three from WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY downtown against Valpo in the NIT Finals last year.

Thank you Tyler Cavanaugh and Matt Hart!

 

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Daniel Frank

Daniel Frank is a member of the George Mason Class of 2022. He graduated high school from The Academy For Individual Excellence in Louisville, KY. He has written for several blogs, and has been published in The Washington Post. Daniel has been following GW basketball since he was 2 months old, but has started following his Mason since being accepted in 2016.

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