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Georgetown: Still Lucky

Best player, freak eye injury? Luck. (By John McDonnell - TWP)

Everyone was talking lucky yesterday. Big John Thompson, as mentioned several places, was standing outside the locker room talking about luck. "Those Hoyas got lucky again," he said, according to Barker Davis. "We were lucky," he boomed, "We were lucky," according to Sally Jenkins.

And as you can read there and in Camille Powell's game story, players have taken objection to Rick Pitino's lucky comments, which was pretty much a 100 percent lock.

"We won the Big East for the second year in a row, and people are still saying that we're not the best team in the Big East," DaJuan Summers told her. "That's kind of crazy to me, as a player. With people questioning that, we have to play with a chip on our shoulder."

"A lot of people said we were lucky," Pat Ewing said to Newsday. "I didn't know you could get lucky so many times."

The implication being that these Hoyas ARE NOT lucky. And then they come to the Big East Tournament and, in the quarterfinals, the 2, 3 and 4 seeds all get knocked off, clearing out the path to a Big East title and a 2 seed, while the Hoyas were back in their hotel rooms playing Uno or whatever. Sorry, Georgetown. But that was lucky.

(Just for the record, all this is said in jest, so if you choose to post a comment, please don't make it of the "Steinburg your an idiot!!?!?!?!" variety.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 14, 2008; 10:02 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Steinburg your an idiot!!?!?!?!

Posted by: Don't tell me what to do | March 14, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Why do you hate [INSERT TEAM NAME HERE] so much?

Posted by: MDT | March 14, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Steinbergh, you're an idiot!?!?!?!

Notice the slight difference between your comment and mine, while still getting the point across : )

Posted by: JonInVB | March 14, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

JonInVB: The unnecessary h?

If you're going to be picky, check your post first.

Posted by: copyeditor | March 14, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

The extra h was added on purpose...

Posted by: JonInVB | March 14, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't know when people are going to realize that these Hoyas are not lucky; they are just so good that they could knock the 2, 3, and 4 seeds in the BEAST out of the tournament without even playing them. Give credit where it's due.

Posted by: KBC | March 14, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

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