Although the upsets started early on in the day, the No. 4 seed Georgetown Hoyas and No. 5 seed Utah Utes both managed to survive and advance in the evening. The two will meet up in the round of 32 in what should be another great clash. After all, a No. 4 seed and No. 5 seed will be meeting up.
Although Utah has had a very successful season and earned a solid seed in the dance, they have been shaky lately. The Utes entered the tournament on a loss and also lost a couple of other games down the stretch. Regardless, they managed to knock off Stephen F. Austin and only gave up 50 points in the process.
Georgetown took on Eastern Washington in the round of 64. The Hoyas allowed two players to score 19 and 27. They have had some NCAA tournament letdowns as of recent, so moving on is really all that matters right now.
What to Watch For
Delon Wright was not only one of the best players on Utah this season, but one of the best in the country as well. Needless to say, Utah’s leading scorer is going to be a handful for the Hoyas.
It is D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera who scored 25 points in the round of 64, and in no way is he alone
As expected from a No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup, this ballgame could go either way. Give me the Utes to win this game, though. They are only giving up 56.7 points per game (No. 11 in college basketball) and have one of the best players in the tournament in Wright.
Georgetown 58, Utah 62