George Washington's five-game winning streak came to end Saturday in Dayton. Not having starting guards Maurice Creek and Joe McDonald played a factor. It appears that factor will remain in place for the Colonials next Atlantic 10 game.

Creek (illness) and McDonald (hip) are considered doubtful for GW's home contest against Duquesne on Wednesday, according to a source close to the program. The Colonials (17-4, 5-2) are 10-0 at home this season and are tied for third in the A-10 standings.

GW is also without second-leading scorer Kethan Savage for several weeks, meaning coach Mike Lonergan truly had limited options minus his starting backcourt in the 75-65 loss to the Flyers.

George Washington's leading scorer and top perimeter threat, Creek (14.4 ppg) was a late scratch before Saturday's 75-65 loss to the Flyers. Injuries wrecked the Oxon Hill native's career at Indiana, but he's had a resurgent and healthy campaign at Foggy Bottom before this episode. The graduate student's illness apparently remains significant enough that as of Monday night McDonald is the better bet for a Wednesday night surprise, albeit an unlikely one.