Conference: Big East Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
The Georgetown Hoyas are not only a traditional Big East Conference power, but have been a national force since the days when John Thompson III‘s daddy was doing some work for the school. This season ended in a not so surprising fashion, as Georgetown shared the title for Big East regular season champs.
Although, there has been some growing sentiment that this program has its teams failing to live up to regular season success in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas have not been further than the second round since the 2006-07 season — a year in which they went to the Final Four.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Otto Porter Jr. (16.4 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Otto Porter Jr. (7.5 rpg)
Leading Passer: Markel Starks (2.9 apg)
Bad Losses: South Florida
Good Wins: UCLA, Louisville, Syracuse (twice)
This team can be pretty perplexing at times. Before the days of Otto Porter Jr. for National Player of the Year talk began, the Hoyas sometimes had a very hard time putting the ball in the basket. Regardless if scoring can be a weakness of theirs, Georgetown continues to build upon being a defensive based team and program, only allowing teams to top the 70 point mark three times (One of which was a double-overtime game).
When filling out your brackets, how far you put the Hoyas is really up to your beliefs. Either you think that this program is forever doomed for early exits from the tourney or you feel that a player such as Porter makes that much of a difference and Georgetown can go deep in the postseason field.
The Georgetown Hoyas are dancing!