At this point, I had a flashback to 1994. Yinka Dare was a sophomore, and the Colonials had been in the Top 25 early in the season before inconsistent play had landed them squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble going into the conference tournament. GW had advanced to the Sweet 16 the year before, so epectations were high, and the prospect of not even making the Big Dance was disheartening. After a quarterfinal win over Rhode Island, GW met Temple in the semis. I was the director of marketing, and I sat net to my boss, the assistant athletic director. Our nervous energy turned to ecitement as GW built a 24-16 halftime lead over an Owl team that featured Eddie Jones, Aaron McKie and Rick Brunson, all of whom would later play in the NBA. At halftime, I bumped into an A-10 administrator. "You guys are definitely in the tournament now," he said.