Who Wants T-Shirts?

By Hoya Hoops

Now that the college basketball season is over, we can announce the winners of our two t-shirt contests.

First, before Georgetown’s season ended prematurely to North Carolina State, we asked how many points Hollis Thompson would score. He ended up leading all scorers with 23 points, in what would end up being his final game in the blue and gray. That makes billy cox the closest with his guess of 24, doubling his point total for the season. Here’s a look at the final standings.

Winner # of Wins
Bobby cox 6
Bob from Columbia 6
Amanda cox 5
Julien 4
Billy cox 4
Blark 3
Bobby in NC 2
Hoya Chris 2
Emily 1
Roy 55 1
Zo 1

As you can see, after an entire season of Pregame Predictions, Bob from Columbia and bobby cox are tied for first. And, as John Thompson Jr has so frequently said, we don’t do no overtime, so they both win t-shirts. Nicely done by both Bobs.

We had another contest, the NCAA Pick 8, where you pick eight teams of different seeds and the person with the highest winning percentage is the champion. This year there was plenty of drama, as the entry with the best winning percentage was disqualified for having two #4 seeds. Then, there was a tie for first place, but only one of the two contestants submitted a tiebreaker. When all the dust settled, Emily was the champion, with a winning percentage of 77.8%. Congratulations, Emily.

Emily, bobby cox, and Bob from Columbia, you are each due a t-shirt. Please contact us at hoyahoops@hoyahoops.com so we can get your address and send it to you. To everyone else, including the Hoyas, better luck next year.


Chris Wright Reportedly Diagnosed with MS

By Johnny

Edit: Chris Wright has tweeted that the reports circulating are not 100% correct and wishes that everyone let him handle this issue personally.

According to reports from Turkey, Hoya alum Chris Wright was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and will have to end his professional basketball career. Chris is 22 years old and has been playing with Olin Edirne Basket in Turkey since 2011.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris as he deals with this life-changing news.

Via EuroBasket.com, EuroSport.com [Turkish], Basket Dergisi [Turkish]


Hollis Thompson Turns Pro

By Hoya Hoops

It was just announced that Hollis Thompson will be foregoing his senior year at the Hilltop to enter his name into the NBA Draft. After submitting his name last year and then opting to return to Georgetown, there’s no going back this time, and he will be signing an agent.

Via GUHoyas.com


Johnny’s NC State Postgame Thoughts

By Johnny

Teams

Georgetown:
The Hoyas lost on Sunday as a result of one of the key problems that plagued the team all season – an unfortunately timed dry spell. In the first half, Georgetown was up by 10 points late in the first half, but went almost five minutes without a basket, letting NC State take control. Yes, there were other problems with Georgetown’s performance, but if the Hoyas could have scored during that stretch, the Wolfpack’s offensive rebounding wouldn’t have been that much of a gamechanger.

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NC State Box Score

By Hoya Hoops

Georgetown: 63, NC State: 66

Georgetown
SHOOTING REBOUNDS
MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BLK PTS
1 * Thompson 34 8-15 3-8 4-4 0 5 5 3 3 0 4 2 23
14 * Sims 21 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 2 5 0 2 1 4
21 * Clark 31 3-11 1-6 3-3 0 3 3 3 2 0 2 0 10
22 * Porter 38 4-9 1-4 0-0 2 6 8 0 1 4 1 0 9
34 * Lubick 24 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 3
2 Whittington 24 2-4 1-2 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 1 6
3 Hopkins 6 0-1 0-0 2-4 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2
5 Starks 19 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 3
55 Trawick 3 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TEAM 2 2 4 1
Totals 200 21-51 8-25 13-17 8 25 33 13 23 5 12 4 63
41.2% 32.0% 76.5%

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NC State Recap

By Hoya Hoops

The Georgetown Hoyas season ended in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 with a 66-63 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Hollis Thompson scored a game-high 23 points for the Hoyas, but it was not enough to counteract the balanced attack of N.C. State who had five players with nine or more points. The Hoyas started the game off very well with efficient offense and smothering defense, establishing a 10-point lead. Henry Sims collect two early offensive fouls, and the momentum swung in favor of the underdogs. The Wolfpack put together a 12-0 run at the end of the half and lead by 3 points at the intermission.

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NC State Preview

By Hoya Hoops

Team Stats
NC State Georgetown
23-12 Record 24-8
ACC Conference Big East
9-7 Conference Record 12-6
13-6 Home Record 15-1
5-4 Away Record 5-5
73.5 Points / Game 69.2
67.9 Points Allowed / Game 59.2
37.2 Rebounds / Game 36.3
11.9 Offensive Rebounds / Game 11.2
15.9 Assists / Game 13.7
12.7 Turnovers / Game 12.7
4.0 Blocks / Game 4.8

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Hollywood in Columbus

By Hoya Hoops

Before the Belmont game, we asked you how many points Jason and Hollis would combine for in the Hoyas’ NCAA opener. Jason had a great performance, putting up a game-high 21 points, while Hollis only added 6. So that means that Bob from Columbia is the closest with his guess of a combined 27. The postseason prediction earns him two points, and that means that he and Bobby cox are tied in the hunt for the Hoya Hoops T-Shirt.

The Hoyas will now face NC State in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament. The two teams met last year in the Championship game of the Charleston Classic, and the Hoyas were victorious thanks to a big game from Hollis Thompson. It’s similar to the last question, but since #1 did not have his best game against Belmont and he’s had a history of stepping up his game in the tournament, we’re going to ask it anyway.

How many points will Hollis Thompson score against NC State?

We’ll say he’ll get back into the swing of things and score right around his average – 13 points. What do you think?


Johnny’s Belmont Postgame Thoughts

By Johnny

Teams

Georgetown:
Georgetown entered the game as the rare higher-seeded underdog, but against the trendy Belmont Bruins, the Hoyas proved that they were in fact the better team. Georgetown controlled this game from beginning to end thanks to their efficient offense and stingy defense. There were stretches where the Hoyas had lapses that have proved dangerous all season, but for the most part, they played a solid game. And most importantly, they live to play again.

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Belmont Box Score

By Hoya Hoops

Georgetown: 74, Belmont: 59

Georgetown
SHOOTING REBOUNDS
MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BLK PTS
1 * Thompson 28 3-9 0-3 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 0 1 0 6
14 * Sims 27 5-12 0-0 5-7 1 3 4 5 2 0 3 0 15
21 * Clark 34 9-12 3-5 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 21
22 * Porter 32 6-7 1-2 3-4 2 6 8 0 1 0 0 1 16
34 * Lubick 19 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 5 2 0 3 0 2
2 Whittington 30 3-4 1-1 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 2 7
3 Hopkins 6 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 3
5 Starks 20 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2
23 Bowen 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Caprio 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 Trawick 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
TEAM 0 2 2
Totals 200 30-49 5-12 9-13 7 25 32 14 10 2 12 3 74
61.2% 41.7% 69.2%

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