Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown dropped a heartbreaker to the Golden Eagles of Marquette on Saturday and as usual we're handing out hardware to those most deserving. Before we get started, I hope RG3's knee is OK. Thank you.
The Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award:
Markel Starks. Let it be known to all in HoyaLand that this award nearly went to Jabril Trawick for his numerous defensive gems including a monster block on a fastbreak that kept the Hoyas in the game. In fact, if Trawick had hit that three with less than a minute to go that would have given the Hoyas the lead, he would have won this award easily. Alas, he missed, and therefore Starks gets this honor for his 18 point, 7 assist output. By the way, if this game was a harbinger of the way Starks is going to play in the Big East this season, watch out rest of Big East!
Looked Like I Picked The Wrong Day To Stop Sniffing Glue Award:
Otto Porter. Porter picked a bad day to have one of his worst games as a Hoya, finishing with 13 points and 6 rebounds but on 5-13 shooting and a very odd no assists, steals or blocks. Hopefully this was just an off-day for the super sophomore and he can get things back on track against Pitt tomorrow.
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Award:
Lehigh's C.J. McCollum. McCollum, last year's March Madness dandy who single-handedly vanquished Duke in the first round and as a result brought joy to America, broke a bone in his foot and will likely miss the remainder of the season for the Mountainhawks. The lesson, as always, is go pro when you have the chance...unless you're name is Otto Porter who should definitely come back to Georgetown for his junior season.
Not Enough Cooks In The Damn Kitchen Award:
7 players earned minutes for the Hoyas and just 4 players actually scored, with Nate Lubick, Jabril Trawick and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera earning bagels for the blue and gray. This is not good. Not good AT ALL.
I'm Not Going To Spend Any Space In The Casual Awards Ripping On Mikael Hopkins Because That Wouldn't Be Productive And I Hope He Improves And Plays Better As The Season Moves Forward Because Georgetown Really Needs Him And Will Be Screwed If He Plays The Way He Did Against Marquette Award:
Document Your Milwaukee Experience Award:
Below is some documentation from Milwaukee!
Michael Phelps Award:
Not sure if your broadcast of the game showed the ad for "Endless Pools" with the ridiculous pictures of a grown man doing laps in a pool the size of a twin bed, but mine did! During one of the stoppages in play I decided to look up endlesspools.com rather than poke my eye out with a knife, and was pleasantly surprised that I could get a real casual Endless Pool for less than $7,000. Be on the lookout for an Endless Pool outside the Iron Horse at the 4th Annual Casual Extravaganza on March 9th.
Anyone But That Guy Award:
Marquette's Trent Lockett. Lockett is not good, but he was the thorn in Georgetown's side all afternoon and put together a nice box score with 9 points and 10 rebounds.
Anyone But That Guy Part II Award:
Marquette's Davante Gardner. Gardner is not good either, and his flop after Lubick lightly grazed his nose with two minutes left was pathetic. He's like 300 pounds! That flop and his general awfulness should produce some inspired chants from The Stonewalls every time he touches the ball when the Golden Jerkfaces head to Verizon for the rematch on February 11th.
Buzz-o The Clown Award:
It was nice of Buzz Williams to take his jacket off in the second half and constantly rub his face sweat all over his shiny dome. It was also really nice of him to trip onto the court and nearly crush poor Markel Starks yet not get called for a technical foul in the process.
If You Think Georgetown Had It Bad Award:
Imagine being a Vikings fan and waking up to Joe Webb starting your damn playoff game against the Packers. Yikes.
The Vatican Coffers Are Filled With Gold Award:
The latest reports indicate that the Catholic 7 are looking at a new TV deal from Fox that would result in each member school getting DOUBLE from what they got in the ol' Big East. If true that a big "Hooray! We did it!" Not sure how the guys over at VUHoops.com reacted to the news since that flies in the face of everything they've written on there since the beginning of time, but whatever.
The Jim Nantz Award for Casual In-Game Commentary:
Here are a few nuggets form the casual Game Thread:
Gratuitous GIF of Kate Upton Doing Kate Upton Things Award:
The Georgetown Hoyas are still a nationally ranked powerhouse.
Pitt is NeXt.