The Georgetown Hoyas wrapped a magical Big East tournament run with a 78-48 win over Creighton in the Big East championship game. Georgetown won the championship on the 49th anniversary of John Thompson‘s hiring at Georgetown.
The Hoyas used a 23-2 run to close the first half to give them 18 point lead, and they never looked back. Georgetown held Creighton to 28% shooting from the field and outrebounded them 49-33. Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing had this to say about the Hoyas defense.
“Our last two games, that was our best defensive games of the year. We did everything that we needed to do. We shrunk the floor; we took away gaps. We got to them at the 3-point line for the most part. We rebounded the basketball. To me, the last two games was our two best games. And I’m hoping that it won’t stop.”
Georgetown won its eighth Big East tournament and its first since 2007. Also, the Hoyas became the first eighth seed to win the tournament. Hoyas freshman guard Dante Harris won Big East tournament MVP; Harris was asked how does it feel to be the Most Outstanding Player.
” I’m blessed and grateful for it. I give all praise to God. I could never have done it without him. I give it to my teammates, my coaches, the whole Georgetown community. They were behind us. And, like I said before, I give the most valuable player to the team, man, because I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Georgetown won four games in four nights to improve their record to 13-12 and spot in the NCAA Tournament. Without the Big East win, the Hoyas would not have made it to the tournament. It will be interesting to see what kind of noise Georgetown could make in the tournament with the way they are playing.