The Georgetown men’s basketball team (15-18, 7-11 Big East) will not play in the brand new Vegas 16 Tournament, a source told The Voice early Monday morning.
The source said that the Hoyas had interest from other postseason tournaments but that Head Coach John Thompson III declined to pursue those options. The team’s health was cited as one of the deciding factors.
With the fields of all other postseason tournaments (NCAA, NIT, CBI, and CIT) already announced as of Sunday evening, this means that the Hoyas’ season is officially over.
This marks the first time that the Hoyas will not play in a postseason tournament since the 2003-04 season, which was coach Craig Esherick’s final season before current Head Coach John Thompson III took over in 2004-05. Up until this season, the Hoyas had never not played in the postseason or finished a season with a losing record under Thompson.
The 2015-16 season was also the worst Georgetown men’s basketball season in over 44 years, as the Hoyas have not had a worse winning percentage (.455) since the 1971-72 season when they finished 3-23 in the final year of coach John Magee’s tenure. John Thompson Jr. took over the following season.
This article has been updated to reflect the fact that the Hoyas decided not to play in the postseason. A previous version of this article could not confirm if they were given an opportunity to play in the postseason.