Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
Georgetown didn’t win last week’s Big East Tournament and the No. 1 seed in the NCAAs that went with that championship, but the Hoyas still have plenty to celebrate this morning.
Georgetown will see its share of changes next season. A couple of important things will stay the same.
In their final meeting as Big East rivals, No. 5 Georgetown had little problem with No. 17 Syracuse in a 61-39 win. The Hoyas (24-5, 14-4) clinched first place in the conference with the victory.
There’s simply no downplaying the significance of No. 5 Georgetown’s game against visiting No. 17 Syracuse on Saturday.
No. 5 Georgetown rides an 11-game winning streak and its highest national ranking since 2008 into Philadelphia to take on Villanova on Wednesday night.
No. 7 Georgetown won its eleventh game in a row by defeating Rutgers 64-51 on Saturday night. Otto Porter Jr had 28 points in a game that will likely be remembered for the 51 combined fouls.
No. 7 Georgetown won its tenth straight game on Wednesday night by defeating Connecticut 79-78 in double overtime. Otto Porter Jr scored 21 of his team high 22 points after halftime.
Despite playing in front of an NCAA record on campus crowd of 35,012, No. 11 Georgetown extended its winning streak to nine by defeating No. 8 Syracuse 57-46 behind Otto Porter Jr’s career-high 33 points.
No. 11 Georgetown (20-4, 10-3) destroyed DePaul 90-66 on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center behind D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s 33 points. The Hoyas travel to Syracuse for a first place showdown with their heated rivals over the weekend.
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