Great game, bad ending. The Hoyas played tough, they played poised, they played like warriors. We here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are not going to dwell on last night's game because the reality is that there simply isn't time. The Hoyas showed everyone in NYC that Georgetown will be a force to be reckoned with over the course of the next few weeks, and I can't wait for the Madness to begin. But first, here are some Awards to those most deserving. Selection Sunday is so close, I can taste it. It doesn't taste like anything because it is not really edible since it is an event and not food.
Elvis, the sage visionary that he was, wrote this song in advance of last night's game
Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award:
The Georgetown Hoyas. I have never been prouder of the Hoyas after a loss as I am now. This team has come together remarkably since the season began and is a legitimate contender for the national championship. From top to bottom all of the guys left it all on the floor and there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
Even a Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut Some Days Award:
Not the most beautiful game of all time but the last few minutes were simply outstanding. If you're going to lose on a last second shot, make sure it's their best player who hits it and make it tough. Accomplished on both fronts.
More Awards After the Jump
Da'Sean Butler is Good Award:
Da'Sean Butler. He is good. Very good. In fact, here is a link to a site that complied his game winning shots this season, all six of them. I loathe him.
Eat Your Words Award:
Me. You. All of us. We're a good team. A very good team. I still don't understand how we lost that game on a toss up shot but we're still good. Bring on the bracket.
The NSync I Drive Myself Crazy Award:
This game. Dammit. What if Freeman hit that floater? What if we grabbed a few more offensive rebounds? What if Butler got called for a travel? What if Wright didn't intentionally foul in a tie game? What if we came up with a steal right before WVU called timeout with 10 seconds left? Dammit.
Deja Vu Award:
I personally witnessed the Hoyas lose a Big East Championship at MSG by missing a layup after a circus shot from an opponent's best player. This loss isn't going down any easier than that one against UConn and Ray Allen. Ugh.
Who the F Do You Think You Are Award:
Off the Wagon. Told me to take off my CASUAL HEADBAND unless it was religiously affiliated apparel. OFF THE WAGON?!?I went there in high school to hook up with middle schoolers with fakes. Which leads to the obvious question: Why the hell was I there?
The Daylight Savings Award:
I have no idea what time it is, but I do know that today is 'itsallthatmatter's' birthday. Happy bday, Big Fella. Keep it casual.
The AT&T Long Distance Award:
The 4th game in as many days seemed to effect Georgetown's legs as the Hoyas shot 25% from 3. West Virginia shot 25% from 3 as well, but that's because they stink.
American Idol Award:
The girl who sang the national anthem. She is 15 years old and she crushed it. CRUSHED IT. I am a grown man who writes for a college hoops blog who will never do anything that well. Dammit.
The Bad Decisions Award:
Lordnick. A Chevy Impala and an LL Cool J CD seemed like a great idea yesterday. Somebody is sitting in traffic on the Jersey Turnpike right now and sick of "Doin It."
The I Remember My First Time Award:
West Virginia. What a fun time. A trip to New York. A room in a hotel where the door doesn't open out into a parking lot. All-you-can-eat salad and breadsticks at the Times Square Olive Garden. Oh and a Big East Championship. Good for you West Virginia. I remember when we did that. In 2007. And 1989, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1982 and 1980. Suck it Mountaineers.
"Oh look honey, there's a red lobster here too"
The Sonia Sotomayor Award for Tearing Down Barriers:
The Moutaineerette. Really? You've got a girl with the (fake) rifle and the coonskin cap? Anything is possible, I guess. And for all I know, the person wearing the Jack the Bulldog suit is Kim Kardashian.
The "If you're not going to be able to watch the 1st half you might as well be here" Award:
Mosca's in New Orleans, La. Did your parents schedule an unfortunate weekend to come down and visit you? Mosca's makes your longing for updates easy with its family style chicken cacciatore and oyster's Mosca.
Fan Friendly Award:
Madison Square Garden. There is no better arena to watch a basketball game. The place was electric yesterday.
The Wonders of Technology Award:
Madison Sqaure Garden. The scoreboard has real-time shooting stats! AWESOME! Now I know second-by-second how horrible the three point shooting was. So useful!
The Rip Off Award:
Madison Square Garden. I think the Bud Lights were $8.50. Great. We lost. I'm hungover, AND I'm broke.
Madison Square Garden Award for Most Awards for an Arena:
Madison Square Garden. They did it again, a new record!
The Bangladesh in Monsoon Season Award:
The Weather. How can it rain so much? What miserable weather. I guess God knew the Mountaineers were going to win and started crying early. It's going to be ok, God. Stop soaking me!
The Georgetown Hoyas are a nationally ranked powerhouse.
We have no idea who is neXt.