Georgetown used the fanfare associated with today’s BIG EAST schedule release to slide in an announcement of its remaining as yet unannounced non-conference games, and boy was it a doozy!
First, here’s Georgetown’s full non-conference schedule:
Home Games in Bold.
Sun., 11/12: Jacksonville
Wed., 11/15: Mount St. Mary’s
Sat., 11/18: Maryland - Eastern Shore
Sat., 11/25: Richmond
Tues., 11/28: Maine
Sun., 12/3: Coppin State
Fri., 12/7: Howard
Sat., 12/9: North Carolina A&T
Sat., 12/16: Syracuse
Wed., 12/20: North Texas
Sat., 12/23: Alabama A&M
That’s right, 1 road game! But wait, there’s more!
Last year by RPI:
Mt St Mary’s 137
N. Texas St 338
Coppin St 336
NC A&T 350
Alabama A&M 351 (out of 351)
Wait, is that good? The answer is NO.
Georgetown just released the second-worst power conference non-league schedule of the KenPom era (2002-present). pic.twitter.com/l4SeRQvDKP— Eli Boettger (@boettger_eli) September 12, 2017
It’s cool, no one in the national hoops media world will notice, right?
Here are just a few of the reactions:
Look, I get it. Georgetown is rebuilding. But ~15% of their schedule is playing MEAC schools. https://t.co/K8xkmsGNo4— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) September 12, 2017
Hoyas now officially in the running for arranging the softest non-con schedule of any team in a Major 7 conference. https://t.co/2ShBOkHhHt— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 12, 2017
Remember Georgetown pulled out of the PK80. Also this is like the schedules they played when Ewing played for Thompson. https://t.co/08rWeEYUFq— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) September 12, 2017
Georgetown's non-conference schedule might be the worst I've ever seen. It should read "we're punting on the season" https://t.co/QUnZVLCrgj— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) September 12, 2017
Georgetown's schedule looks like they took a pool of low-majors and hit "randomize". I'm all for trying to create excitement, but really?— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) September 12, 2017
Ewing recognizes an ugly truth: Fans (and poll-voters) like W's more than they like a tough schedule.— Ken Pomeroy (@kenpomeroy) September 12, 2017
You can read more comments from fans in the schedule release post HERE.