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Big East Tournament: Hoyas Due for a Run?

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The month long losing streak is finally over.  So now it must be said, Georgetown is due for a run.

When it comes to Georgetown's recent postseason struggles in March, most of the focus is on the NCAA Tournament and those losses to double digit seeds.

Unfortunately the Hoyas tourney troubles have carried over to NYC as of late.  

Georgetown hasn't been on any sort of run in any postseason tournament - BET, NCAA, or even the NIT - since that glorious run to the 2010 BIG EAST Final before coming up just short against West Virginia.  That was the last time that the Hoyas put up multiple wins in a tournament.

There's no way to sugar coat this, Georgetown has drastically underperformed this season.  You know it. I know it. JT3 knows it.

But there's life.  There's four days in the World's Most Famous Arena to fix all of this season's problems.

Here are a couple of trends going in the Hoyas favor as they look to burst somebody's (please be Syracuse) bubble come Sunday.

Our last great Hoyas tournament memory was as the 8 seed upsetting the top seeded Orange 91-84 in the noon Thursday time slot.  I don't know why but for me the highlight that stays in my head is a Vee Sanford floater.  Maybe Kaleb Johnson plays that role today.

JT3 is 2-0 against Villanova and Jay Wright in the BIG EAST Tournament

JT3 is now 4-1 as the 8 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament.

Bradley Hayes is back and that's literally a huge deal as the seven footer had 10 points and seven rebounds but more importantly anchored a defense that gave up a season low 53 points in league play against DePaul tonight.  Recently teams have been going through layup lines against the Hoyas as Georgetown has surrendered 84, 88, 90, and 88 in their previous four games.

In the past four games both L.J. Peak and Isaac Copeland have gone for over 30 points but they haven't put together good offensive outbursts at the same time.  When Peak went for 31 at Villanova, Copeland had just six.  When Copeland went for 32 at Marquette, Peak had a modest 12.  It's time that they get going on the same night.  If they do that against Villanova with DSR at his average, you have your upset.

Georgetown hasn't strung together more than two consecutive wins in league play this season but both times DePaul was the first win.  Tonight DePaul was the first win in what needs to be a four game streak.  Basically there's nothing like getting a running start and that's exactly what it's like when you get DePaul first.

Quick JT3 BIG EAST Tournament results

JT3 has won multiple games in the BIG EAST Tournament on four occasions - 2006 (two), 2007 CHAMPS (three), 2008 Runner Up (two), and 2010 Runner Up (three). 

He's also broken even four times - 2005, 2012, 2013, and 2015.

And finally he's come up empty three times - 2009, 2011, and 2014.