Friday morning, the Georgetown women’s basketball team (14-12, 7-9 Big East) will begin the final push heading into the postseason with a matchup against the lowly Butler Bulldogs (9-18, 4-12 Big East). The game will tip-off at 11:00 a.m. at McDonough Arena.
Nearing the start of the Big East tournament, the Hoyas are currently tied for the No. 7 seed with the Creighton Bluejays (13-15, 7-9 Big East), and although the Blue and Gray hold the tiebreaker, they will be looking to pick up an insurance win to take sole control.
After a heartbreaking 63-60 loss to Villanova on Sunday, the Hoyas will look to rebound with only two games remaining on the regular season schedule. Georgetown was led by sophomore guard Dorothy Adomako, who scored 24 points along with seven rebounds, three assists, and four blocked shots. Freshman point guard Dionna White also dazzled against the Wildcats, tallying 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
While things have not gone Georgetown’s way recently, Big East play has been even tougher for Butler. Just weeks ago, Butler suffered a seven-game losing streak against conference competition. In five of those losses, Butler lost by more than ten points. In three of those losses, the margin was over 20 points. Heading into the Big East Tournament, the Bulldogs have already clinched the No. 9 seed.
Make no mistake, the Bulldogs will be on the attack with the postseason in mind as well. Butler won the first matchup with the Hoyas earlier this season, 82-76, after shooting 48 percent from the field, including 46 percent from behind the three-point arc.
Butler leads the all-time series between the two schools 4-1.
With their record currently hovering just above .500, the Hoyas would need to win the Big East tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. In order to preserve what hope little is left for the Hoyas, they have to take care of business on Friday at home.