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Everyone wants to congratulate men’s basketball for NIT Championship

The National Invitation Tournament Champion men’s basketball team was honored by the D.C. Council Tuesday with a resolution congratulating the team on its success.

The well-wishers have been well-wishing pretty much non stop since last Thursday, when the Colonials defeated Valparaiso to earn GW’s first-ever win in the finals of a national postseason tournament. Everyone has wanted a piece of the Colonials and, frankly, it looks exhausting.

Head coach Mike Lonergan barely had time to towel off after getting doused after the win.

LETS GOOOOO!!!!!! #BannersDontLie #GoGetIt

A video posted by Maurice Joseph (@coachmojo_gw) on

That must have been a weird trip through security. Right after the win, Lonergan, his family and the rest of the coaching staff flew off to Houston for the Final Four. Lonergan didn’t even sleep, though assistant coach Carmen Maciariello caught a bit of shuteye. This reporter has been unable to discern whether those are shorts or capris.

The Final Four gave Lonergan a chance to reconnect with some other members of the GW basketball community, like Notre Dame men’s basketball head coach and GW Athletics Hall of Famer Mike Brey.

Brey had been supporting the Colonials all along.

Dickie V was there.

Awesome, baby!

The team went home to D.C., where the Washington Nationals had some congratulations for them, too.

Victory is sweet.

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