Goldwire's Bo's Cost Charlotte


If you’re into that “team of destiny” nonsense, George Washington might be your guys in the NCAA tournament.

The Colonials have had some close run-ins in the Atlantic Ten this season and always came away unscathed, but today’s win was flat out unbelievable.

Down three with six seconds to play in regulation, Maureece Rice hit a miracle three to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, with his team trailing 64-62, Rice missed a runner in the lane and that’s when Charlotte player Leemire Goldwire decided to go all Rasheed Wallace on everybody.

During the struggle for the rebound, GW player Mike Hall appeared to be grabbing Goldwire’s jersey. Goldwire proceeded to throw a malicious elbow and barely connected. Hall continued to hold and was greeted with another elbow when the official finally decided to blow a whistle.

After review, a holding penalty was called on Hall and Goldwire got unsportsmanlike conduct – wrong sport, but that’s what the game turned into. Hall actually got a personal foul while Goldwire received a technical.

D’Angelo Alexander made one of two free-throws for Charlotte and Hall made both of his and the Colonials also took the ball. GW looked out of sorts on the final play, letting a freshman, who played all of two minutes in the entire game, take the final shot.

Of course, he air-balled. But a poor job of boxing out by the 49ers let Carl Elliot grab the rebound and make the put-back for the game winner.

What a strange turn of events. Goldwire’s actually a smart kid. A psychology major who has made the Dean’s List; he just went insane for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, it probably cost his team spot in the NCAA tournament.

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twins15 2:55 AM, March 05, 2006  

Awful move by Goldwire, who otherwise played a good game. The first one was slightly justified because Hall was holding his jersey, but the second elbow was absolutely terrible decision-making. Although, I have to say, with Withers and Alexander, I think they have the talent to make a run in the A-10 Tourney.

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