On the surface, there's one easy takeaway from George Washington's 73-68 defeat of Virginia on Monday.
Namely, George Washington scored 73 points against Virginia.
And that hasn't happened in regulation against the Cavaliers in nearly two years. So, yeah, the Colonials (2-0) were pretty good offensively.
Now, some of that was arguably a function of a shorter shot clock, though George Washington didn't flirt with going a full 30 seconds on a possession nearly as much as Virginia's opponents tended to the last two seasons with 35 seconds to work with. The Colonials also scored 23 points at the foul line, making 82.1 percent of their free throws.
But the bottom line is the last team to score more than 73 points in regulation on Virginia was Tennessee in a 87-52 Cavalier loss on Dec. 30, 2013. Since then, only three teams have reached the 70-point plateau in regulation against Virginia, a span of 60 games.
The rundown of the most points surrendered by Virginia since the calendar turned to 2014: