NCAA Tournament 2015: Utah vs Georgetown live scoring tracker


Live scoring updates for Utah vs. Georgetown in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. 

The first two rounds of play are in the books for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and if anything has been learned thus far, it’s that everyone came to play and anyone can go home a loser. With the field of 64 trimmed down to its final 32 combatants, it is nigh time to put the big boy pants on and see who survives and makes it to the illustrious Sweet 16 in Houston, Texas.

After both surviving scares earlier in the tournament, the #5 Utah Utes will scare off with the #4 Georgetown Hoyas in a South Region class to see who will move on and who will go home.

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The Utah Utes held off a scrappy Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks squad on Thursday night to set you this match-up with Georgetown, providing one of the only consistencies of the tournament, the 4-5 match-up. At 25-8, the Utes look like a fairly respectable team to square off with on paper, especially when you consider they ranked 59th in scoring in the nation (72.1 PPG) and a mighty 11th in defense (56.7 PPG). However, Utah also played a schedule that had only four ranked teams on it, winning just one of those contests (an impressive win over #8 Wichita State).

On the other side of the coin, we have the Georgetown Hoyas. It was another typical year for Georgetown, in so much that it was an inconsistent effort by the Hoyas. A 22-10 record tells the story of a team that recorded some big wins (Villanova Jan. 19th) and some heartbreaking losses (Xavier in the Big East Conference Tourney). However, it should be noted that Georgetown 11th toughest strength of schedule and an RPI rank of 25, so their competition was there and that likely is what earned them the #4 seed.

Neither team has a lot of recent success in the tournament. Utah’s win on Thursday was their first in the tournament since 2005. Meanwhile, the Hoyas haven’t reached the Sweet Sixteen since 2007. Needless to say, both teams have a lot to play for on Saturday night, and both will bring it all to the floor and leave it there. A Sweet 16 berth is at stake, as well as a potential match-up with the winner of Duke and San Diego State University.

The game will be broadcast on CBS at 7:45pm Eastern Time.

Live updates and highlights from Thursday’s game between Utah and Georgetown can be seen below:

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Updates from the Utah Utes:

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