The Georgetown Hoyas returned to Madison Square Garden this morning to face the #1 seed Villanova Wildcats, fighting for their postseason lives. Despite one solid half of basketball after which the Hoyas were down by 1 point at the half, 28-27, the Hoyas couldn’t hold on in the second and the game finished similarly to last week’s game on the Streets of Philadelphia–A Blowout, 81-67. The Archies and Josh Hart were too much for the inconsistent Hoyas. Bradley Hayes finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the Hoyas. Sophomore guard LJ Peak finished with 18 points off the bench on 7-17 shooting from the field, and the four other starters, including senior DSR, had 8 points each. Trey Mourning did not play–again. (Neither did sophomore guard Ra’Mond Hines #10.)
There are so many questions for the Hoyas after this early departure from the tournament and underachieving 15-18 finish for the season (7-11 in conference, selected pre-season too finish second after the Cats), which I will save for another day.
The Semifinals of the Big East Tournament is set, not too surprisingly: the #1 seed/#3 overall Villanova Wildcats take on Providence; and #2 seed #5 nationally Xavier Musketeers face Seton Hall in the other semifinal.
I have my proverbial money on Xavier for the 2016 Big East Championship.
One word before I go tonight: We Should Be Dancing, Yea!