It was a disappointing year for the Hoyas. They are a young team, but they were certainly better than their final record. They started out great. They beat Memphis and Maryland, and then clobbered UConn on the road to start the Big East season. While no one expected the Hoyas to run the table through their brutal Big East schedule, it was certainly reasonable to foresee Georgetown in the conference's upper tier by season's end.
Instead, the Hoyas lost their Mojo. They lost to Notre Dame; they lost to Cincinnati--TWICE; they lost to St. John's. They lost games in OT. They squandered leads against Marquette and couldn't sustain their rally against Syracuse. What they really lost was the ability to win games.
Georgetown has a lot of talent. John Thompson III has been a good coach up to this point, but we have to blame the coach in significant part for what happened in the second half of this season. When a team begins to unravel like the Hoyas did, it's up to the coach to figure it out and bring them back together. At times, Georgetown's offense was just pathetic. Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, BRICK.
And Thompson needs to teach his teams how to rebound. Last season, even with 7'2" Roy Hibbert the Hoyas were a poor rebounding team. This year they were downright awful.
The good news for us Hoya fans is this: the big price increases Georgetown foisted on us the past two seasons should be history, at least for one year. In a down economy, with a disappointing team, they'd better not increase seat minimums and ticket prices.
We hope the Hoyas have gotten over their youth, coming together as a real contender next season!