Given Georgetown’s lone NCAA victory during the last six tournaments, it can be hard to imagine how powerful and feared the Hoyas once were.
Former Georgetown Hoya Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles.
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.
As the 1981-82 college basketball season began, no area team had made the Final Four since Georgetown had played for the championship of the eight-team 1944 NCAA Tournament.
Sadly, tonight’s game could well be the last for these teams as conference foes. That’s because Syracuse, like Georgetown, a founding member of the Big East 32 years ago, is leaving for the ACC, perhaps as soon as next season