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HOYA SADNESS BRACKET: ELITE EIGHT

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In case you have been living under a rock trying to avoid the coronavirus over the past few months, we have been slowly revealing two monster 64-team brackets: one for Hoya Madness (The Delusional Bracket) and one for Hoya Sadness (The Cynical Bracket). Importantly, the date range for these high highs and low lows will only span the last 16 years of this program’s history (the entire JTIII and Ewing eras).

Below are the links to the previous matchups:

HOYA MADNESS ROUND 1 BRACKET RESULTS

HOYA SADNESS ROUND 1 BRACKET RESULTS

HOYA MADNESS ROUND OF 32 BRACKET RESULTS

HOYAS SADNESS ROUND OF 32 BRACKET RESULTS

HOYA MADNESS SWEET 16 RESULTS

HOYA SADNESS SWEET 16 RESULTS

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Cynical Bracket - Elite Eight

Armon Bassett Region

(1) Ohio 97, Georgetown 83 - March 18, 2010: The #3 seeded Hoyas were pummeled by the #14 seeded Bobcats in a game that was never close. Armon Freaking Bassett put up 32 points as he hit almost every shot he took. Chris Wright led the Hoyas with 28 points, and Monroe had a solid 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. But there was no defense. None. And this was a Georgetown team that was peaking toward the end of the season and had a real chance to go to the Final Four.

(3) Ohio State 67, Georgetown 60 - March 31, 2007: In a foul-plagued slugfest, Ohio State more or less controlled this game from the start, despite Greg Oden’s constant foul issues. Hibbert and Jonathan Wallace scored 19 apiece, but Hibbert was in foul trouble of his own, and Jeff Green only contributed nine points on a total of five shots. The Hoyas had zero bench points and couldn’t match the speed of Mike Conley (15 points, six assists, five rebounds) and Jamar Butler (ten points).

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Armon Bassett Region - Elite 8 Matchup

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    (1) Ohio 97, Georgetown 83 - March 18, 2010
    (49 votes)
  • 23%
    (3) Ohio State 67, Georgetown 60 - March 31, 2007
    (15 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

C.J. Fair Region

(1) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 55 - March 15, 2013: Syracuse needed a third game against the Hoyas to finally eke out a victory, with this one coming in an overtime thriller in the BET semifinals. This was one of the saddest nights at the Garden for Georgetown fans and it marked the last time the Hoyas and the Orange played each other in the Big East Tourney. C.J. Fair’s dunk over Otto was not enjoyable. And that fifth foul on Markel Starks was a travesty.

(2) West Virginia 60, Georgetown 58 - March 13, 2010: This one still hurts. Having avenged losses to South Florida, Syracuse and Marquette, the Hoyas stormed into the BET championship game and almost completed the Revenge Tour against the Mountaineers, but they fell just short, as Da’Sean Butler hit a ridiculous jumper with only a few seconds to play. Two weeks after Austin was diagnosed with diabetes and Georgetown got pasted by West Virginia in Morgantown, the Hoyas put up a valiant effort and clawed back from an 8-point deficit with seven minutes to go, but alas, it wasn’t enough.

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C.J. Fair Region - Elite 8 Matchup

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    (1) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 55 - March 15, 2013
    (28 votes)
  • 56%
    (2) West Virginia 60, Georgetown 58 - March 13, 2010
    (36 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

Cynical Bracket - Elite Eight

Dunk City Region

(1) Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68 - March 22, 2013: No explanation necessary. This loss came less than a week after the heartbreaking loss to Syracuse in the BET, making it possibly the worst week in the history of Georgetown basketball since at least 1985.

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(3) Florida 57, Georgetown 53 - March 24, 2006: In what would prove to be the closest Tourney game Florida played en route to winning the title, Georgetown damn near pulled off the upset until Darrel Owens’s potential game-winning three clanked off the rim with seven seconds to play in this NCAA regional semifinal matchup. The Hoyas were up by a point with 38 seconds to go before Corey Brewer hit a crazy, off-balance shot for which he was rewarded with a free throw (we were all left to loathe everything about this play: the sequence leading up to the shot, the shot itself and the foul on Bowman). Joakim Noah had 15 points to lead Florida. This would be the last game for seniors Bowman, Owens and Ashanti Cook.

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Dunk City Region - Elite 8 Matchup

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    (1) Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68 - March 22, 2013
    (45 votes)
  • 8%
    (3) Florida 57, Georgetown 53 - March 24, 2006
    (4 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now

Steph Curry Region

(1) Davidson 74, Georgetown 70 - March 23, 2008: This #10 seeded Davidson squad overcame a 17-point second half deficit to edge the #2 Hoyas in Raleigh. Curry scored 25 points in the second half, Roy Hibbert was in constant foul trouble and the Hoyas just didn’t have an answer. This was another potential Final Four team and it was also the final game played by star seniors Hibbert, Wallace and Ewing Jr. Those of you who attended this game (in North Carolina!) will remember it as basically a home game for a team seeded tenth. Those of you who watched this one at home will remember that our lead was so big that CBS switched games in the second half. Yeah.

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(3) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 57 - March 10, 2006: In the semifinals of the BET, Gerry McNamara willed the Orange to another stirring victory en route to winning the conference championship the following night. After squandering a 15-point halftime lead, Georgetown failed to hang on in the waning seconds. McNamara hit a three with 48 seconds to cut the deficit to one point; after a Demetris Nichols steal, Eric Devendorf then hit the game-winning layup to give the Orange the victory by a single point. Hate Gerry Mac.

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Steph Curry Region - Elite 8 Matchup

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    (1) Davidson 74, Georgetown 70 - March 23, 2008
    (38 votes)
  • 22%
    (3) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 57 - March 10, 2006
    (11 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now