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We’re Not Going Streaking: 21 Games And Counting

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NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-St. John's vs Georgetown Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

While the chances were incredibly small that Georgetown could win consecutive games in the 2017 BIG EAST Tournament, technically the possibility did exist. Beating St. John’s was 50/50 and then there was always the chance of playing perfect against Villanova. I mean they did it against Georgetown over 30 years ago so these things do happen.

Well after St. John’s beat the Hoyas 74-73 in the first round on Wednesday night despite LJ Peak’s 24 points it’s time to once again recognize an unbelievable stat that seems hard to believe.

Georgetown hasn’t won back-to-back postseason games since appearing in the 2010 BIG EAST Final. Full disclosure I was at that Final against West Virginia and still don’t understand why Chris Wright fouled at end.

But seriously, the JT3 and the Hoyas haven’t won back-to-back postseason games in the BET, NCAA, or NIT since 2010. It’s a string of 21 straight games that will continue until at least March 2018. During that same stretch the Hoyas have had a four and a three game losing streak and are currently on a two game losing streak heading into the 2018 postseason.

Here’s the list:

2010 WVU BET Loss

2010 Ohio NCAA Loss

2011 UConn BET Loss

2011 VCU NCAA Loss

2012 Pitt BET Win

2012 Cincinnati BET Loss

2012 Belmont NCAA Win

2012 NC State NCAA Loss

2013 Cincinnati BET Win

2013 Syracuse BET Loss

2013 Florida Gulf Coast NCAA Loss

2014 DePaul BET Loss

2014 WVU NIT Win

2014 Florida State NIT Loss

2015 Creighton BET Win

2015 Xavier BET Loss

2015 Eastern Washington NCAA Win

2015 Utah NCAA Loss

2016 DePaul BET Win

2016 Villanova BET Loss

2017 St. John’s BET Loss