The number one seeded Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team entered the 2013 Big East Tournament as regular season champions. If there was any celebration at all, it had no effect as the Hoyas gave a thrashing to my hometown team. The Cincinnati Bearcats could do nothing to penetrate the Hoya defense as Georgetown went on to win by a 19-point margin in the 62-43 victory. This win led to one of the most intense games in one of the most historical rivalries in college sports. For the third time this season, we were treated to a Georgetown–Syracuse matchup. Following a pair of Porter Jr. free throws, the game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation. The final game of the rivalry as we know it went into overtime where the Hoyas just missed a last second prayer from beyond half-court that would have given the Hoyas the chance at a three game sweep of the Orange.
Unlike the previous two matchups, this game ended with Georgetown on the wrong side of the scoreboard losing 56-53 to the Orange. The win put Syracuse in the championship game where they played Louisville. In an impressive 17 point win, the Cardinals went on a 27-3 run in route to being crowned champions of the final Big East Tournament. Still, we are nothing less than proud of our Hoyas. Hailing the Big East Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, expectations are high and spirits animated as Georgetown prepares for the first round of the NCAA tournament. Congratulations to the Georgetown Men’s Basketball team on a great 2012-2013 regular season. Let the Madness begin!
– Marcus Hughes, Sports Staff Writer
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