Georgetown sent packing by North Carolina State, 66-63

Again, Georgetown University finds itself in the news, and not in a particularly good way. Its men’s basketball team, ranked 3 in the Midwest bracket, dropped a big lead and got bounced by the upstart N.C. State Wolfpack.

The Hoyas have not exactly played the role of Beast of the East in recent years. In fact, they’ve proved themselves pretty easy meat for a hungrier squad looking to fill up on confidence.

And while I’m deep in the food-based comparisons (Hey, I missed lunch!), let’s also note that the Hoyas like to serve up their worst performances on the same day every year.

On the other hand, Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried may be the happiest man in college basketball today, as his tip jar is overflowing thanks to the ‘Pack’s great end of the year run.

Will he order up another win? His team faces the second-ranked Kansas Jayhaws, a team many bracketologists have picked for a Final Four spot, but this has become the year in which Cinderellas race around the brackets like car-hops on jet-powered roller skates, so they at least have a chance. Tun in Thursday to find out how they do!

  • Plep

    Indiana? Marquette? and now NCState?

    I think I’m finally having those 70’s flashbacks I was promised.