We figured it would be a good idea to compile some of the tweets and hot takes from the national media's reactions to 4th seeded Georgetown's opening round game against 13th seeded Eastern Washington. Special thanks to JGD for keeping track.
The Big Lead:
(Worth noting that this guy @JasonMcIntyre thinks that by the time this game tips that Eastern Washington will be favored. The Line is currently Hoyas -8 per VegasInsider.)
Eastern Washington (13) vs. Georgetown (4) in the South
The Hoyas are grossly over-seeded. In their last four trips to the tournament, they've lost in the first round three times, each time against double-digit seeds (Ohio in 2010, VCU in 2011 and Florida Gulf Coast in 2013). Eastern Washington has the nation's leading scorer in Tyler Harvey, and won at Indiana in November.
Tyler Harvey vs. Georgetown in the 1st round. I’m going with Harvey. And NBA scouts stoked UCLA made it. More Kevon Looney!— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) March 15, 2015
Georgetown could very easily lose to a double digit seed again. Brutal draw.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 15, 2015
So sorry Georgetown.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 15, 2015
Georgetown, a 4 (???), gets the leading scorer in the nation against EWU. Can Hoyas not lose to a double-digit seed this year?— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 15, 2015
Man, Georgetown is overseeded worse than Adam Eidinger's balcony— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 15, 2015
EWU > Georgetown in Portland: Most popular upset?— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 15, 2015
Most baffling thing about this bracket so far: Georgetown is a 4 seed!?!— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) March 15, 2015
Georgetown is a 4. ............................................................................................................. Sure, OK.— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) March 15, 2015
Congrats Eastern Washington! :)— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 15, 2015
But then...there's this!
Georgetown Hoyas (21): The Hoyas’ reputation for NCAA tournament letdowns precedes them, but there’s no denying this: All the pieces are here. Former UCLAproblem child Josh Smith has become a dominant post force; D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera can do everything a lead guard must; Mikael Hopkins is the heart of the Hoyas’ punishing defense; Isaac Copeland is a versatile 6-foot-8 freshman with an NBA future; and Jabril Trawick is the scariest dude in college hoops. The Hoyas went unnoticed for most of 2014-15, but there’s plenty here to like.
Have you come across any others? Feel free to post in comments.