Nov 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Georgetown Hoyas mascot attempts to rally the crowd during a time out if the first half of the game against the Wright State Raiders at Verizon Center. Georgetown Hoyas defeated Wright State Raiders 88-70. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Puerto Rico Classic: Georgetown Hoyas lose to Northeastern



The Georgetown University men’s basketball team has been one of the top programs in college basketball since John Thompson III took over as head coach, but after winning a share of the Big East and earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year, the Hoyas are off to a terrible start this year.

They were hoping to brush off their sluggish start in the first round game in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off against Northeastern at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente, but there season only got worse, as the Hoyas were bounced from the tournament after a 63-56 defeat. It looked like Georgetown was going to roll early after building a 35-26 halftime lead, but they were unable to hold on in the second half as their shooters went cold and Northeastern pulled off the upset.

The Hoyas shot a woeful 18/5p from the field and committed 16 turnovers. Their 17/28 free throw shooting didn’t help matters either.

The game was shown live on ESPNU for the whole world to see just how far the Hoyas have fallen, and the season already looks to be lost for Thompson and his young squad.




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