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Taking a Creek to top of DC; With Maryland win, George Washington off to best start in 8 years

  • George Washington guard Maurice Creek (facing camera) celebrates with teammates after hitting the winning basket in an NCAA college basketball game in the BB&T Classic against Maryland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Washington. George Washington won 77-75. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    George Washington guard Maurice Creek (facing camera) celebrates with teammates after hitting the winning basket in an NCAA college basketball game in the BB&T Classic against Maryland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Washington. George Washington won 77-75. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan points to get a player to substitute during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the BB&T Classic against Maryland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Washington. George Washington won 77-75. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan points to get a player to substitute during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the BB&T Classic against Maryland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Washington. George Washington won 77-75. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

George Washington is off to its best start in eight years.

The Colonials are 8-1, having topped Miami, Creighton, Rutgers and Maryland. They host Boston University on Wednesday.

The victory over the Terrapins on Sunday was a landmark moment, a win over a neighboring school from a power conference. Graduate student Maurice Creek won the game with a step-back buzzer-beater.

The Colonials have been rebuilt by coach Mike Lonergan, who arrived two years ago.