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Was Georgetown's Win Over Creighton Its Greatest Comeback Ever?

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Once the dust had settled a bit from last night's crazy 74-73 comeback win over Creighton and the transcribing from the great post-game press conference highlighted by John Thompson Jr was complete, it was became time to try and determine the last time the Hoyas had pulled such a large late game rabbit out of their hat.

After first drawing a blank, only thinking of failed attempts, I remembered a game at West Virginia from the glorious Allen Iverson days.

In digging a little bit deeper on the internet it seems as though such a game did happen on Dec. 2, 1995 in what was the Mountaineers first ever BIG EAST contest.

The sixth ranked Hoyas - who had already finished runners up in the preseason NIT - needed a 19-7 run over the final 2:34 to force overtime where they would ultimately take home an 86-83 victory in their first true road game of the season. 

According to an old AP report from the NY Times, Iverson forced the extra session with a layup in the final five seconds.  Iverson and Victor Page each scored 22 points to lead the Hoyas.

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That win from 1995 also made the list of the most memorable games at the WVU Coliseum.

The closest coach John Thompson III has come to pulling off a large comeback in such a short period of time came - at least while coaching Georgetown - almost seven years ago.  The 2008-09 version of the Hoyas nearly pulled off a great Valentine's Day Escape in the Carrier Dome but ultimately came up just short in overtime in taking a 98-94 loss to their heated rivals.

Georgetown trailed 66-50 with 8:12 remaining and then still lagged behind by double-digits at 75-65 with 2:36 left in regulation before DaJuan Summers and Chris Wright got hot from deep to force the extra five minute session.  Wright led the Hoyas with 25 points thanks to connecting on 5-of-8 threes.