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