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Georgetown Completes Collapse

(By Chris McGrath - Getty)

Questions about the Hoyas, following Monday's freefall out of the Big East Tournament.

1) Remember when the season started, and Georgetown was unanimous on top of the Atlantic 11 just about every week? And when I wrote this: "Barring some major meltdown or an unforeseen late-season game with Liberty, Georgetown will once again finish on top of this thing."

Yeah? I remember it too. That was funny.

2) What's better: two losses to St. John's, like the Hoyas have, or one loss to previously winless (in the Big East) DePaul, like Cincinnati recorded today? Or is that like asking who's more clutch, A-Rod or Tony Romo?

3) If the Wizards can beat the Cavs but still wind up as the most wretched team in the NBA, and the Hoyas can beat U-Conn. and Memphis and then lose twice to something called the Red Storm, and the Caps can beat the Bruins one day and then lose to the Panthers and Hurricanes a few days later, my question is this: With the Globetrotters coming to the Verizon Center this weekend, should I maybe bet on the Generals?

4) So if, after a timeout, down by three, inside 15 seconds, the best the Hoyas can come up with is a contested Nikita Mescheriakov three-pointer that hits the top of the backboard, exactly what sort of shot would they have managed without a timeout? Greg Monroe shooting a backwards between-the-legs half-court attempt while juggling three Gatorade cups and reciting the Eastern Motors theme song in Swedish?

5) Which is the most humorous post-game comment on the Georgetown board: "Worse than an Esherick season," "Thank God it's over," "Do we really have to play in the NIT?" "We can't even foul correctly," "Did someone give John III a lobotomy halfway through the season?" "We're arguably the worst team in the BE," "They disgust me," or "Makes Escherick look like Red Auerbach?"

Me, I'll just take the thread title, "Seriously? That just happened????"

6) Ok, four-team single elimination bracket, neutral court, George Mason-Maryland and Virginia Tech-Georgetown, with the winners facing off. Who gets the BB&NIT crown?

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 10, 2009; 5:21 PM ET
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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monroe had fouled out so he couldnt have taken the kind of shot you so eloquently described above

the only good part about a local nit bracket would be the lack of junior

Posted by: rhbancroft | March 10, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Why does nobody else in the Sports section at the Post understand local sports like you, Dan? Maybe you'll rub off on somebody with the print and online being in the same building.

Posted by: sitruc | March 10, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Pay the man, Shirley.

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | March 10, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

typo in liz's report: after the fine-minute mark

Posted by: ajaxthewonderdog | March 10, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Tech beats Mason for the crown! In a moment of confusion, Terp fans storm the court.

Posted by: vn1170 | March 10, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

hell, maybe American could beat them at this point. But I think I still take them in that 4-team morass.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 11, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

"Wait a minute, you're telling me that you took all of the money that you made from the Klown Kollege and bet it *against* the Harlem Globetrotters?"

"I thought the Generals were Due!"

Posted by: VTDuffman | March 11, 2009 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I think it's time for a big, three-part story in the Post about how JT3 can recruit but can't coach.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | March 11, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Same old Gtown song. No heart, no inside domination, no leadership and to me bad coaching. To lose 9 out of 13 games, thats heart and bad coaching. We don't need the pretty boy high school all american basketball players. We just need players with heart and the mind set to dominate from start to finish!!!

Posted by: rickybrown_81 | March 11, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

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