Ask yourself if GW ever were to make a Final 4 only to have this
distinction removed years later due to some rule or recruiting
infraction, would you likely to feel ashamed or delighted nevertheless?
This is the essential question that GW admin has never asked, much less answered. They let their coaches hunt with subpar resources, then rein them in on the inevitable blowback when GW wins with questionable tactics. Rather, they should just draw a line in the sand -- either way -- and say either, "Win, and we'll be fine with the consequences either way" or "We run with these rules, record be damned."
Binghamton seems similarly conflicted, but the lesson to be learned is this: It's not whether you deal with the devil to reap the rewards of basketball success or not. It's how you spin it and what kind of backing or you willing to give slippery dealings.