Daily Archives: March 13, 2008
A win tomorrow against Davidson would mark another huge accomplishment for Georgetown: a third straight trip to the Sweet 16 after many college basketball fans had left it for dead before Thompson took over just four years ago. Tip-off in Raleigh is set for 2:50 p.m.
They wouldn’t play dead. They never rolled over. But the 15-seed UMBC Retrievers ran into much bigger dogs today at the RBC Center, as the 2-seed Georgetown Hoyas played to their strengths—lockdown defense, methodical offense and one of the best big men in the country in senior center Roy Hibbert—to record a ho-hum 66-47 win to move on to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
“No one gives you a chance, especially no one else being a 15-seed, but we believe in our team,” UMBC junior guard Jay Greene said. “No 15-seed has ever beaten a 2-seed that didn’t believe they could do it … We know we have a good team and we are not going to back down from Georgetown.”
The inspired Panthers became only the second team in tournament history to win four straight games, capping off a stretch of three consecutive wins against ranked opponents with a 74-65 win over the Hoyas.
Roy Hibbert had the guns on display at Madison Square Garden, leaving the shirtsleeves in the locker room at the start of Friday night’s semi-final against West Virginia. It wasn’t the first game this season that Hibbert went with the look, but normally the senior center waits until halftime for the wardrobe change. But tonight, the seven-footer was all-too-eager to cast off the sleeves, and with them his abysmal scoreless performance against Villanova. Mission accomplished. Hibbert was unstoppable inside and out, scoring 25 to lead the Hoyas to the 72-55 victory and their second consecutive Big East Tournament final.
The Georgetown Hoyas (26-4, 15-3 BE) showed their quicks against Villanova (20-12, 9-9 BE) and set a Big East tournament three-point shooting record to overcome senior center Roy Hibbert’s worst game of the season and overthrow the Wildcats, 82-63.
“I remember people would say … ‘What if you never do that again, what if the songs aren’t hits?’ I don’t have time to think like that. So I never had a plan B. And I still don’t.”
Do you dream of a Georgetown where the Greek party scene is alive and thriving, the campus is connected to a high-end golf course and our school color is bright turquoise? Then College Road Trip is the perfect fantasy escape for you!
The purge of nearly 100 employees from the District of Columbia Public Schools’ central office shows that Chancellor Michelle Rhee is developing a habit of coupling good instincts with god-awful implementation. Her focus on rehabilitating the dysfunctional central office is much needed: DCPS’ administrative hub has devolved into a bloated bureaucracy incapable of providing students, teachers and principals with the resources they need.