A year ago, the Georgetown Hoyas pulled off a stunning run to win the Big East Tournament (as an 8-seed) and reach the NCAA Tournament. It was one of the best stories of the 2020-2021 college basketball season.
The 2021-22 season did *not* feature the same magic for Georgetown. It didn’t even feature a single win in Big East play.
After going 6-24 on the season and 0-19 in Big East play, Georgetown faced Seton Hall — a team that entered Wednesday on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble — in the Big East Tournament, and the Hoyas actually looked like they may come away with a shocking victory.
Georgetown led by four points with under five minutes remaining, but Seton Hall took the lead 55-53 on this Jamir Harris three-pointer with 40.3 seconds remaining:
ICE IN HIS VEINS! @Jtodaizzo
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) March 10, 2022
The Hoyas still had a chance to tie or take the lead in the final seconds. But trailing 55-53, Georgetown had this dreadful, comical possession to turn the ball over with six seconds remaining:
Oh no, Georgetown. 🏀 pic.twitter.com/eyHCuOoC1J
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) March 10, 2022
Seton Hall held on to win 57-53 (a loss likely may have sent them to the wrong side of the bubble).
So, Georgetown finishes the season 6-25, and 0-20 in Big East play (if we include the conference tournament). This comes after head coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing released a statement amid rumors about his coaching future on March 4 (after the Georgetown AD released a statement supporting Ewing).
Also somebody has also written *a lot* of words on Wikipedia about the Georgetown season. So that’s something.
Some maniac is out there writing novels on the wikipedia page for every season of Georgetown basketball, and they must be stopped https://t.co/vmyBmXFCqY
— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) March 9, 2022
this person has made tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and almost all of them are about shipwrecks or the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 10, 2022
Here’s a look at how the college basketball world reacted to Georgetown’s loss:
Georgetown in the 2021-22 season:
▫️ 0-19 in conference play in the regular season
▫️ 21-game losing streak, the worst in school history
▫️ 1st-round exit from the 2022 BIG EAST Tournament
A year ago, the Hoyas won the 2021 BIG EAST Tournament. pic.twitter.com/LPoqAlR0iY
— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) March 10, 2022
Georgetown ends the season on a 21-game losing streak. No Big East tournament magic this year for the Hoyas.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 10, 2022
What Georgetown just pulled off here — a winless power conference season incl. conf tourney — is pretty rare.
I count only 8 instances in the last 20 yrs:
BE: 1 (Gtown)
— Rush the Court (@rushthecourt) March 10, 2022
that was the most georgetown sequence of events i’ve ever seen
— Steph Sheehan (@Steph_Sheehan) March 10, 2022
Oh my god Georgetown is the worst basketball team I've ever seen
— UConn: It's here (@NoEscalators) March 10, 2022
If you are wondering how in the world Georgetown went winless in the Big East I hope you watched that last possession
— Tim Krueger (@tkbrackets) March 10, 2022
Where would Georgetown have finished in the Patriot League this season?
— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) March 10, 2022