Another Cheer for Generals’ Basketball

Junior Ben Goetsch

Junior Ben Goetsch

So close, but… In case you missed it, Washington and Lee’s men’s basketball team came within a few bounces of making a truly historic run through the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament over the weekend, and the achievement deserves another round of applause. Coach Adam Hutchinson’s team entered the tournament seeded No. 8 and became only the second eighth-seeded team in ODAC history to upset the top seed when the Generals beat Guilford in two overtimes in the quarterfinals. In the title game, W&L made yet one more second half rally to get within a single point but Virginia Wesleyan hung on to win its third title in four years. Here’s a link to the Roanoke Times report of the championship game. Two Generals, junior Ben Goetsch and senior Isaiah Goodman, were named to the all-tournament team. Washington and Lee’s 16 wins this season were the program’s most in a single season in two decades.



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