After failing to even reach 10 wins this season, George Washington has announced they will be parting ways with head coach Maurice Joseph after three seasons. In three seasons at the helm in Foggy Bottom, Mojo led GW to a 44-57 overall record. In his first season, the Colonials 20-15 (10-8) in 2017, but only reached the CBI 2nd Round with a roster that included two future NBA players in Tyler Cavanaugh and Yuta Watanabe. In Mojo’s second season, GW went 15-18 (7-11) in 2018, including a backbreaking loss to Rider early in the season.
George Washington finishes the 2019 campaign 9-24 (4-13), their worst finish in over two decades. This season saw losses to Stony Brook, Siena, Princeton, Valpo. In addition, the Colonials saw long stretches of losing this season, at one point dropping 12 of 14 games entering the Atlantic 10 Tournament. This was the second-worst season in program history, behind the infamous 1-27 team in 1989.
In the month of February, GW went 1-6 with an average margin of defeat of 20.3 points. This season saw the Colonials fall to KenPom #300, lowest in program history.
Out of 351 D-I NCAA men’s basketball teams, George Washington ranks 337 in points per game, averaging just 63.8 per game. Here are some more stats:
GW is 318th in field goal percentage at 41.2%
326th in rebounding margin at -4.3,
330th in scoring margin at -8.0
306th in total rebounds at 958 total
325 in offensive rebounds at 7.83 per game
294th in assist-TO ratio at 0.88
324th in win-percentage at 27.6
— Daniel Frank (@n1a2v3y4) March 7, 2019
Sadly, in three seasons, GW has gone from a 20-win team to a 20-loss team. There is rumored to be a short list of coaches the Colonials have their eye on. It will be interesting to see where the program goes from here.