Thursday, March 24, 2005

End of a Season, Rebirth of a Team

Yes, it would have been nice to see the Georgetown men's basketball team in the midst of March Madness, fighting through the brackets to make it to St. Louis. Unfortunately they didn't get a bid but accepted one for the National Invitational Tournament, aka Not In Tournament. The Hoyas faced the South Carolina Gamecocks tonight and lost, at Columbia, 69-66.

This brings the Hoyas' season finally to an end. (And for many of our readers, I'm sure this couldn't come sooner.) But looking back on last year's horrendous performance, in which Georgetown dropped 13 of 15 games, lost some 9 in a row, and failed to make any postseason for the first time in 30 years, this current season was a miracle. The team got a new coach, learned an entirely new offense, and grounded out 19 wins. Not bad for a team the rest of the Big East picked to finish second to last.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I think there's plenty of hope for the future, and Johnny Threesticks' brand of basketball is a lot more æsthetic than the old man's. I only hope he has as much success.

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