Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Schedule
Georgetown is one of the handful of colleges in the country whose name is
virtually synonymous with basketball excellence. In addition to National Championships, the program has produced some of the
best basketball players the NCAA and the NBA have ever seen. The 2013-2014 season has been somewhat of a mixed bag for the
Hoyas who find themselves in the middle of the pack of a Big East conference that is not nearly as strong as it has been in
previous years. However, the Hoyas have turned things around, stringing together three consecutive impressive wins against
Michigan State, DePaul, and Butler. If the team can finish February the way they started it the Hoyas could be looking at
an NCAA Tournament berth.
If the Hoyas are going to battle their way to the Big Dance they will have to take care of
business at home. The first upcoming game is against the Xavier Musketeers who have regularly been a strong opponent for the
Hoyas. This is a huge game for both sides and should have Verizon Center set to explode with energy. On March 4th the Hoyas
close out their home schedule with an important game against the Creighton Blue Jays. This is the last chance the Hoyas have
to beat a ranked team before the conference tournament and if they are hoping to have a shot at being selected to the NCAA
Tournament, a win against Creighton could go a long way.
Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Conference
most conferences have experienced significant changes in recent years, the Big East has been practically redfined by schools
entering and exiting. The conference has annually been one of the top college basketball conferences in the country and remains
an incredibly tough league. Traditional powerhouses like Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and others may have left but the
conference still has plenty of quality college hoops teams. There are currently ten teams in the Big East: Butler, Creighton,
DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Xavier. All of the schools except for Butler
are Catholic universities, and each and every one of them have a strong basketball tradition with a history of deep runs in
the NCAA Tournament. The Big East is clearly still as competitive as it ever was and there is never a bad match up during
the regular season. It remains a multi-bid conference when it comes to Tournament selection time and whichever Big East teams
make it to the NCAA Tournament will certainly possess the capability to advance well into the tourney.
The biggest rivalry for Georgetown in basketball has always been the Syracuse Orange. Both schools
were perennial powerhouses in the Big East and had countless classic match ups. Unfortunately Syracuse left the Big East for
the ACC at the start of the 2013-2014 season so the teams will not be playing one another with as much regularity. Hopefully
for basketball fans everywhere the two programs will find ways to play out of conference games in the years to come. Another
rival of Georgetown in the Maryland Terrapins who are rivals based on their close proximity. These two schools also do not
play each other too often but whenever that opportunity arises it makes for one of the most exciting games of the college
basketball season. Of course, as the newcomers to the Big East play Georgetown more often you can expect fresh rivalries to
develop over the coming seasons.
Attending a big time college basketball game is an experience
like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all
of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Verizon Center for a Georgetown Hoyas home
basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for
their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive
stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight
contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot
you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Hoyas' side erupts after
another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Trivia
Hoyas have made the Final Four five times, most recently in 2007, and won the National Championship in 1984. Current coach
John Thompson III is the son of legendary Georgetown basketball John Thompson who coached fellow legends including Patrick
Ewing, Allen Iverson, Dikembe Mutumbo, and several others.