2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
28-10, 5th in A 10

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Harvard grad transfer Patrick Steeves has committed to George Washington, source told ESPN. Two years left, immediately eligible.

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George Washington wins first NIT title (1:13)
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GW Players Cut Down the Nets after NIT Championship (1:29)
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GW rides second-half surge to first NIT title

George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night.

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2016 National Invitation Tournament Trophy presented to the GWU Colonials (0:39)
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George Washington v Valparaiso NIT Champiosnhip Postgame Breakdown (1:38)
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Postgame Interview with GWU Senior Patricio Garino on being able to win the first postseason championship in GWU history (1:05)
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George Washington Coach Mike Lonergan Postgame Interview (1:22)
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George Washington wins NIT Championship

With a 76-60 win over 1-seed Valparaiso, the Colonials finished their season with a school-record 28 wins and their first postseason tournament title. Kevin Larsen led George Washington with 18 points. Box score

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Valpo needs comeback in NIT championship

E. Victor Nickerson's dunk put a dent in George Washington's lead, but the Crusaders still trail by double digits late in the game on ESPN.

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Colonials open up double-digit lead

A deep 3-pointer from Matt Hart gave George Washington its largest lead of the NIT Championship. (Live on ESPN)

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Colonials start second half on 7-2 run

Patricio Garino's 3 gave him 11 points in the game and put George Washington up by six in the NIT Championship. (Live on ESPN)

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Halftime interview with Valparaiso Head Coach Bryce Drew on point guard Keith Carter's status (0:23)
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Drop-off pass for the dunk

Darien Walker served up a delightful dish and Vashil Fernandez dropped it through the hoop. The NIT championship is live on ESPN.

ESPN Stats & Info

NIT title game: George Washington-Valpo

Valparaiso has already set a school record for wins in a season (30), while George Washington tied its single-season record (27). Both schools are appearing in their first NIT title game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Info

NIT can be springboard for next season

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, 56 percent of NIT champions have made the NCAA tournament in the following season.

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George Washington cruises to NIT title game (0:30)
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BYU-Valparaiso and GW-SDSU Postgame Breakdown (2:26)

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.4
Rebounds Per Game38.4
Assists Per Game14.4
Points Allowed66.831st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11