So much for coach John Thompson’s comment that his Georgetown Hoyas ‘plan on being around for a while.’
Around this time last year, President Barack Obama predicted the Georgetown would be a force to be reckoned with in this year’s tournament. Now it appears he’s downplaying the No. 2 seeded Hoyas a bit.
With just three teams on the big stage, it’s going to take serious runs by Georgetown and the women’s teams from Maryland and Navy to redeem what has been a forgettable season in local college hoops.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
PHILADELPHIA — The Georgetown Hoyas will open up the NCAA tournament Friday in the South Regional against Florida Gulf Coast, a team in just its sixth season as a Division I program. The Hoyas (25-6), […]
Brandon Triche scored the go-ahead basket early in overtime and No. 19 Syracuse advanced to the Big East championship game with a 58-55 victory over No. 5 Georgetown on Friday night in the final conference clash of their storied heavyweight rivalry.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
As the curtain draws near on the final Big East tournament, it’s time for a trip down memory lane. A tip of the cap to the original pioneers, followed by a standing ovation for the best this mega-conference has ever had the pleasure of calling it’s own.
Georgetown emphatically ended its Big East rivalry against Syracuse, wrapping up the regular-season title by holding the Orange to the lowest scoring output of their time in the conference.
The Big East says it has reached an agreement with Georgetown and six other departing basketball members that will allow them to separate from the football schools and create their own conference on July 1.