#31 Georgetown Hoyas: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Georgetown Hoyas lose their top three scorers from a year ago but have some talented young players who will need to step into bigger roles this season for the team to be a player in the Big East Conference.

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Georgetown’s Ewing, North Carolina’s Phil Ford headline College Hall of Fame class

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Georgetown’s dominating center Patrick Ewing, Kansas legend Clyde Lovellette and North Carolina’s star guard Phil Ford headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2012. Joining them for enshrinement will be coaches Joe B. Hall and Dave Robbins, players Kenny Sailors, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed and contributors Jim Host and Joe Dean.

A three-time consensus first team All-America, Ewing dominated during his career at Georgetown.

The seven-foot center led Hall of Fame coach John Thompson’s team to three NCAA championship games, including a national title with an 84-75 win over Houston in New Orleans in 1984. He is the all-time leader in blocked shots (493/3.45pg), rebounds (1,316/9.2pg) and games played (143) for Georgetown.

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College Basketball’s Most Surprising Teams This Season

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Yesterday I looked at the most disappointing teams of the 2011-2012 college basketball season thus far, now it is time to analyze which teams have exceeded expectations and the reason for their surprising success.  At the top of that list, the resurrection of the Indiana Hoosiers.

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#55 Georgetown Hoyas: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Georgetown Hoyas nearly caused an international incident when they got into a brawl with a Chinese team on their summer trip.  Talk about an auspicious start to a season in which the Hoyas have to replace three starters and will likely finish in the lower half of the Big East.

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Five for Fighting: Georgetown Hoyas Brawl Needed these 5 People

The Big East is represented in China at the moment by none other than the Georgetown Hoyas. The supposed goodwill tour recently included a bench clearing brawl. This leaves a black mark for the moment on the university, but as usual John Thompson III has a measured response in not hastily cancelling future contests.

Some more muscle could have assisted the Hoyas in achieving greater success in the melee.

Iron Mike Tyson is a prime example of someone who could have taken care of business on the court with the frenzy. He does have a softer side now as a supposed family man, but he still has to be all kinds of crazy to have that kind of affection for pigeons. If I had that hobby, the last thing in the world that I would be looking to do is broadcast it to the world.

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Georgetown was Too Reliant on Austin Freeman and Chris Wright

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Only two of the Big East’s 11 teams remain in the NCAA Tournament. So much for that Big East is the best conference in college basketball talk. The BE has has many teams still dancing as the tiny hamlet of Richmond, Virginia.

One of the conference teams that fell on their face down the stretch and bowed out early in the big dance was Georgetown. The Hoyas had a very talented senior backcourt in Chris Wright and Austin Freeman. Unfortunately, they did have much this season beyond the duo with  high NBA Draft stock.

A major reason they got blown out by VCU in their first tourney game was because the duo combined to shoot a putrid 6-27 from the field and a ridiculously off 0-13 from behind the arc. And the Hoyas had no one else to step up.

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99 in 99: #15 Georgetown Hoyas

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Typically known for their legacy of dominant big men, the Georgetown Hoyas will instead be led by one of the most talented and experienced backcourts in the country.   G-Town is hoping their veteran guard play will erase the memory of last year’s first round exit in the NCAA Tournament and help them compete for the Big East title.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #16-#99.

By: David Kay
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