Athletics News

Colonial of the Week

Dec. 4, 2006

Name: Carl Elliott
Class: Senior
Sport: Men's Basketball
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Worcester Academy

Senior co-captain Carl Elliott scored a game-high 16 points, including the go-ahead free throws, to lead the Colonials to a come-from-behind 63-62 victory over Virginia Tech in the BB&T Classic Sunday at Verizon Center.

His two free throws with 7.6 seconds remaining gave GW its 63-62 lead and he followed that with a brilliant defensive play on the ensuing possession to disrupt the Tech offense in the final seconds to preserve the win.

Elliott, who started his 95th game at GW, was 4-for-9 from the field and 8-for-10 from the foul line, including 6-for-6 in the final five minutes. He also grabbed seven rebounds in the victory, GW's fourth straight in the BB&T Classic.

Elliott's stats for the week: one game, 16 points on 4-9 FGs (.444), 8-10 FTs (.800), 7 rebounds (1 offensive, 6 defensive), 5 assists and two steals in 40 minutes.