It’s not often that a player scores 43 points in a college basketball game and can’t lead his team to victory. It’s also not common for a team with an 18-point second half lead to have a chance to lose the game on the final possession. The latter was the case for Georgetown, but fortunately for the Hoyas they managed to stop Providence’s Marshon Brooks the one time they needed to.
Over 100 million people will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, but only a fraction of viewers will be Packers or Steelers fans. The audience is just too massive—the entire states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania won’t even account for one-fifth of the game’s viewership.
Even though Georgetown got the victory over Villanova on Saturday, it was hard to look past Chris Wright’s stat line: zero points. Against Louisville two days later, Wright was once again impossible to ignore, but for very different reasons.
For the first half of their game against Seton Hall on Tuesday, the Georgetown men’s basketball team looked poised to continue its recovery from a disappointing Big East start with a comfortable win. The Hoyas had the result they wanted 20 minutes later. But getting the win was anything but easy.
After the New York Jets upset playoff victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jets linebacker Bart Scott was tracked down on the field for an interview. The outspoken defender didn’t mince words. “Anybody can be beat,” he yelled. “Felt great. Poetic justice."
Georgetown’s Big Three don’t appear to have much for the Big East. The No. 13 Hoyas (12-3, 1-2 Big East) dropped their second game in six days as the trio of Austin Freeman, Chris Wright, and Jason Clark were limited to 20 combined points.
With three years experience and countless 20-point (or more) games under his belt, no team was going to be surprised if Chris Wright beat them this season. On Sunday, however, Wright once again showed an opponent that he is now able to make his teammates do it for him.
Coming into this season, the No. 9 Georgetown Hoyas (8-0) had a gaping hole to fill in the frontcourt. Fortunately, there were a couple of talented freshmen who were expected to shore up their depth down low. Hoya fans could be forgiven for mistaking Henry Sims for one of those newcomers.
It’s never been a secret that the strength of this season’s Hoya squad lies with the backcourt, but after Tuesday night’s thrilling overtime victory against No. 8 Missouri, Georgetown’s guards may just be the best in the country. The No. 14 Hoyas (7-0) defeated the Tigers (5-1) 111-102 in front of a hostile crowd.