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The Morning After: Post-Game Articles, Quotes and Misery

Yeah, that sucked.  Read the articles but try not to get too enamored with this moral victory poppycock.  We lost and are now in sole possession of sixth place in the Big East. 

Georgetown University Head Coach John Thompson III Opening Statement ... I'm proud of our guys. Losing is hell and after a loss there is nothing but misery and pain, and there is misery and pain right now. But I'm proud of how our guys responded and in no way this program, this team does not believe in moral victories, but I'm just proud of our guys. I think that is a very good team that played very well tonight. We dug a whole for ourselves and fought and had a shot to win, but that's the way the ball bounces.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Syracuse 75, Georgetown 71
The Hoyas staged a furious comeback attempt late, but fell short to the Syracuse Orange tonight at the Verizon Center.  It's tough losses like this that make it plain how important those bad losses (USF, at Rutgers) become - Georgetown has effectively lost any chance at a top-4 seed in the BET.

Georgetown rallies from big deficit, only to fall to Big East rival Syracuse -
But the furious rally wasn't enough despite late-game heroics by the team's Big Three -- Greg Monroe, Austin Freeman and Chris Wright -- and Georgetown fell, 75-71, before a crowd of 19,976 that expended nearly as much energy as the players.

Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry doesn't disappoint as Orange edge Hoyas, 75-71
Since the inception of the Big East, Syracuse-Georgetown has always been this conference's premier rivalry. Thursday night was a vintage example.

DOGFIGHT: Orange survives late Hoya comeback, avoids consecutive losses - Sports
After wrapping up Greg Monroe on the block - and Monroe muttering a sarcastic "Thank You!" to officials - Jackson was whistled for a foul and he joined Onuaku on the bench. Both with four fouls and plenty of game to go.

Dana O'Neil: For Georgetown Hoyas, second-half heart not enough in the Big East - ESPN
In most leagues, a two-game losing streak would be a hiccup. In the Big East, it's the difference between living in the penthouse with room service and a free continental breakfast in the lobby.

GU's Comeback Bid Not Enough Against Orange | The Hoya
Georgetown now has the weekend off to prepare for a trip to Louisville on Tuesday. The Cardinals (17-9, 8-5) are just ahead of the Hoyas in the league standings.

 Kris Joseph produces in clutch for Syracuse; Orange stays undefeated on road in Big East and Georgetown's Monroe hurts SU inside | Orange Basketball Blog -
When Syracuse thumped Georgetown, 73-56, at the Carrier Dome on Jan. 25, Georgetown center Greg Monroe managed just eight points and four rebounds. "He knew he had to come back,’’ Syracuse’s Wes Johnson said. "He got in foul trouble in Syracuse. I think he had a chip on his shoulder tonight.’’

Georgetown comeback attempt falls short | Washington Examiner
Monroe's immediate foul trouble -- picking up two personals in the first three minutes -- added to the Hoyas' early woes, as did an abysmal first half from Austin Freeman, who missed seven of his first eight shots but still led Georgetown with 21 points.

Mike Wise - The Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry as it should be -
Georgetown will not be taught a better lesson before the tournament. The gift Syracuse gave the Hoyas on Thursday night in the loudest, most pulsating game at Verizon Center this season should not be put aside any time soon by Greg Monroe, Chris Wright, Austin Freeman or anyone affiliated with Georgetown.

Hoyas find shooting rhythm much too late in 75-71 loss to Syracuse -
"I think that's the best I've seen that zone this year," Georgetown Coach John Thompson III said. "This year's team, that team, is playing that defense as well as I've seen it played."