Your Georgetown Hoyas (6-19, 0-14) will try for their first BIG EAST win on Saturday at #10-ranked Villanova (20-6, 13-3). The 5PM game will be broadcast on FOX with Brandon Gaudin and Jim Spanarkel. The Hoyas have only five chances left in these last games.
"They're a great team," said Gillespie Friday. "They run great stuff offensively. They're long and athletic. They're physical as well and very well-coached. They won a bunch of big games in the non-conference schedule and they're going to come in here ready to go."— Georgetown Club of Philadelphia (@PhillyHoyas) February 18, 2022
Perhaps sensing how the season might end up for the Hoyas, the game will be at the 6,500-seat capacity Finneran Pavilion (formerly DuPont). Any other season, this could be perceived as disrespect. On the other hand, Villanova may have expected Georgetown to be more competitive and thought they might need the advantage from the smaller home court. It was likely a scheduling issue, and probably not a slight to GU—unless that narrative furthers the underdog mentality needed to execute a win. This humble lunch blog contributor will be one of the few dozen in Blue and Gray in attendance.
It looks like the Hoyas flew directly from Wisconsin to Philadelphia. PHL is always fun, right?
Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoops) #HoyaSaxa— Sports + Aviation (@SportsAviation) February 17, 2022
L @ Marquette Golden Eagles #mubb #BIGEASThoops
⏭️ Villanova Wildcats #NovaNation
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PHL - 12:46 pm ET
Tracking: https://t.co/Lb9moDuryJ pic.twitter.com/FJcBWqOjbQ
Of course, we’re all rooting for these student-athletes to get a W, but one would be remiss without mentioning that—based on speculation that Patrick Ewing might or should step down—this potentially disastrous loss to the 10th-ranked team in the nation could unravel the program further. Ewing Jr. has inked a new job that likely gives him flexibility to to stay involved with GU or not, but rumors of Big Pat continuing at least another year persist.
It’s a tough years with Covid and players leaving college every day but I will send my son too coach Ewing in a heartbeat— Ron Harper (@HARPER04_5) February 15, 2022
If this game follows the models predicting a complete blowout, might Ewing make a post-game announcement of a pending resignation in March? Would he wait until a press conference Monday or Tuesday ahead of home games against DePaul and UConn? Or is he planning on coming back next year, as his staff’s still-active recruiting might suggest? Who knows?
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It might not feel like it given the way the rivalry has gone in recent years, but Villanova and Georgetown enter tied, 45-45, in the all-time series. #NovaNation— VU Hoops (@VUhoops) February 18, 2022
Preview of Saturday’s tiebreaker and Senior Night opponent: https://t.co/fns8SsGSiK pic.twitter.com/29aLaimMwO
If Georgetown beats Villanova, would it be the biggest upset in Georgetown history? #HoyaSaxa— Bobby Vogel (@BobbyVogel_) February 17, 2022
Georgetown: Trending the same https://t.co/Iscdp0OfbZ— MTCWithMook ️ ✒️ (@MTCwithMook) February 18, 2022
John Naso of https://t.co/5Qq795mIWi asked a few questions regarding @GeorgetownHoops , tomorrow's @NovaMBB foe. https://t.co/RsB44s2WsF— ron bailey (@HoyaNation) February 18, 2022
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Georgetown falls at Marquette. Hoyas now 0-14 in the Big East and 6-19 overall.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 17, 2022
Only three coaches in power conferences in the past 25 years went winless in league play and stayed on to coach the next season. https://t.co/RJYCKLhp70
This Saturday @NovaMBB takes on Georgetown at home. Villanova can clinch the Big East by winning out, while Georgetown is still trying for its first Big East win. Will either of these teams reach their goal? https://t.co/WwKyPXr92E pic.twitter.com/N5fzmSHjdR— VU Hoops (@VUhoops) February 17, 2022
Please join us for the annual Hoya Hoop Club Appreciation event. Please note that this event is for Hoya Hoop Club members who have made a gift to men’s basketball in the current fiscal year, which commenced on 7/1/21. Registration Link: https://t.co/V9XucxtErf pic.twitter.com/jga2Yg204A— Hoya Hoop Club (@HoyaHoopClub) February 17, 2022