Fans of the Georgetown Hoyas saw some interesting new gameday social media posts and promotions on Wednesday, as the Hoyas handled the UMBC Retrievers. Plenty can be said about the game and the players, but Georgetown got the ball rolling on what Hoyas fans hope to be a special relationship with another tough, gritty team.
Of course, losing Coach John Thompson Jr. a few short months ago surely made this game and pregame rituals extra emotional. The court dedication, the jersey patches, Patrick Ewing’s tribute towel, and the social awareness each player wore on his back made this opener at McDonough something Georgetown supporters won’t soon forget—even if they were only two-dimensional versions of the fans in the bleachers.
Via socially distant social media, the Hoya faithful were thrilled to see preview videos such as a glimpse at the media availability of Patrick Ewing, Jamorko Pickett, and Jahvon Blair, as well as a scouting report by Assistant Coach Akbar Waheed. An excellent virtual program and posted pregame court photos were a nice touch.
Here’s a look back at some of the highlights outside of the game: