Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
There are plenty of things worth waiting 42 years for, losing is not one of them, but if you are Georgetown, not only have you lost 18th straight games for the first time in school history, but you have lost another Big East game, going 0-18 in conference play for the first time ever.
Fans, alumni and even non-Hoya fans, have asked when will it stop? If we only knew, but today really hit home for quite a few including myself. If the program does not make a change, can they bring those fans back?
Connecticut (21-7, 12-5 Big East) shot 11 of 20 on 3-pointers. Seven different Huskies made at least one 3.
Isaiah Whaley scored 14 points and Tyler Polley and Jordan Hawkins each added 11 as UConn matched its longest winning streak of the season at five. Adama Sanogo, averaging over 15 points per game, finished with six after fouling out in 18 minutes.
For the Hoyas the final score was a lot closer than the entire game seemed to be. The pressure defense that the Hoyas have been known for over the years only worked in the final minute of the game which led to three Huskies turnovers in that span and 10 Hoyas points.
Dante Harris scored 23 points, Aminu Mohammed added 16 and Donald Carey had 13 for the Hoyas.
Donald Carey has been a godsend for us. He’s been very professional. I named him captain for a reason – his work ethic, he’s a coach in the locker room and on the floor. These past two seasons, last year being a much better season for us, he’s been nothing but professional,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
After the game, the question arose with 2 games remaining in the regular season, will Ewing be back? His response seemed super candid, like he could certainly feel there was going to be something happening right after the Big East Tournament.
“Of course, I want to be back here,” Ewing said when asked about his future.
“But in this position and this job, whatever happens will happen. I’m hoping that I’ll be back and doing something that I love at a place that I love and getting us back to being the king of the hill.”
Georgetown hits the road twice before the Big East Tournament and could remain winless in the Big East for the season, which could almost fore sure lead to the termination of Ewing’s contract and loss of $6 million for the school. Only time, will tell, but let’s hope this clock doesn’t stop and it moves forward come Spring.