Coach: Joe McKeown (431-154 overall, 363-134 at GW).

Last season: 23-9, 13-3 Atlantic 10.

Data: The Colonials got away from their traditional formula for success last season, becoming a more perimeter-oriented team. With the addition of 6-4 Jessica Adair, 6-3 Jazmine Adair and 6-2 Chantelle John, they have gone back to being big. Jessica Simmonds, a 6-2 senior and first-team all-conference preseason pick, anchors the front court. Simmonds is the top returning scorer (14.4 ppg) and rebounder (7.1 rpg). Point guard Kimberly Beck, last season's Atlantic 10 rookie of the year, also is back.

November

13 EV1 All-Stars (Exh.), 2

18 Virginia, 7

25 Purdue in Bahamas, 1

26 Texas/South Carolina in Bahamas, 1/3:30

December

1 at Villanova, 7:30

7 Tennessee, 7

10 Stony Brook, 1

13 SMU, 7

17 Maine, noon

20 Yale, 7

30 at N.C. State, 2

January

3 Sacramento State, 7

6 Dayton, 7

8 at Saint Joseph's, 2

11 Temple, 5:30

15 Xavier, noon

20 at Rhode Island, noon

22 at U-Mass., 2

27 Fordham, 7

29 at Richmond, 2

February

3 at Xavier, 7

6 Saint Louis, 7

10 at Duquesne, 7

12 at St. Bonaventure, noon

17 La Salle, 7

19 Richmond, noon

24 at Temple, 7

26 Charlotte, 2

March

3-6 Atlantic 10 tournament in Philadelphia