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Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Posted on: March 10, 2011 4:02 pm
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Nah. It won't happen.

But it should.

You heard me. I'm saying Georgetown -- with 21 victories overall, 10 victories in the Big East, No. 1 strength-of-schedule nationally and No. 12 RPI -- should be left out of the NCAA tournament.

At the very least, selection committee members have to consider it. Don't they? Georgetown racked up all of those impressive numbers -- the wins, the RPI -- with Chris Wright as its point guard. But Chris Wright isn't the point guard any more. Georgetown says Wright could play in the NCAA tournament, which is a bunch of crap. The only way Wright plays in the NCAA tournament on that hand he broke Feb. 23 would be if the Hoyas reach the Sweet 16.

Which means Chris Wright isn't playing in the NCAA tournament.

Because the Hoyas aren't beating two good teams without him. Hell, they're not beating anybody without him.

With Wright, Georgetown was 21-6 and looking at a No. 2 or No. 3 seed.

Without Wright, Georgetown is 0-4. All four losses were to NCAA tournament teams, but the Hoyas weren't even competitive -- they lost those four games by an average of 14.5 points -- and guess who Georgetown will see in the NCAA tournament? More NCAA tournament teams.

What I'm getting at is this: Since Georgetown can't compete with NCAA tournament competition without Wright, why should the Hoyas get invited to the NCAA tournament?

You have to admit -- that's a great question.



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Comments

Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

you are an idiot.  first of all, at least acknowledge that georgetown stated that wright had participated in practices before the big east tourney and was almost cleared to play for the UConn game.  secondly, saying Georgetown cannot beat anybody without Chris Wright is intellectually disingenuous.  The four teams they have lost to without Wright are not only all NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS, but they will ALL BE FAVORED TO WIN THEIR FIRST GAME.  Cincinnati will are projected as a 6 seed-- projected to win their first game.  Syracuse and UConn will both be favored to make the sweet 16-- they will both be 4 Seeds or higher (probably a 3 and a 4).  It is not fair to judge Georgetown only on these four games against very highly ranked teams and say that because they lost to them they won't be able to beat some other garbage teams that get into this tournament.  Look at how soft the bubble is this year and tell me who should get in instead of Georgetown.  IDIOT.



Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

you are an idiot.  first of all, at least acknowledge that georgetown stated that wright had participated in practices before the big east tourney and was almost cleared to play for the UConn game.  secondly, saying Georgetown cannot beat anybody without Chris Wright is intellectually disingenuous.  The four teams they have lost to without Wright are not only all NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS, but they will ALL BE FAVORED TO WIN THEIR FIRST GAME.  Cincinnati will are projected as a 6 seed-- projected to win their first game.  Syracuse and UConn will both be favored to make the sweet 16-- they will both be 4 Seeds or higher (probably a 3 and a 4).  It is not fair to judge Georgetown only on these four games against very highly ranked teams and say that because they lost to them they won't be able to beat some other garbage teams that get into this tournament.  Look at how soft the bubble is this year and tell me who should get in instead of Georgetown.  IDIOT.



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 10:42 am
 

Doyel the Donkey

How do you still have a job as a sportswriter????? I'm not even a fan of Georgetown but to say they belong in the NIT is garbage, just like every column you write for CBSsports. 



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 10:15 am
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

We need to take into account that GTown has had no time to adjust to Chris Wright not being in the lineup. Sure the team is not the same, and the committee will take that into consideration upon seeding, but the reality is that any team that beats, ODU, Nova, Mizzu etc. has already punched their ticket to the tourney. His arguement would be a lot better if he were talking about Nova. Nova has not been able to complete for weeks now and because of that they should be out of the tourney in the first round.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:37 am
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Really? Georgetown in the NIT??

Granted, they are not playing well at the moment. Granted, they are not the same team without Chris Wright. However, if you are suggesting that the Saint Mary's Gaels or the Saint Peters Peacocks (both fine academic institutions) would fare better than the Hoyas you are CLEARLY discounting the strength of the Big East conference. Neither of those teams would survive the schedule the Hoyas had to battle thorugh. Neither of those teams has a realistic shot at getting beyond the Sweet 16. In fact, depending upon the eventual matchups,  there is a high likelihood that both of those teams will lose in the first round.

Georgetown, and I will add Villanova to this discussion, is battle tested and has demonstrated tournament caliber play against TOP TIER NCAA talent. Georgetown is expecting Chris Wright back in time for the tourney and should return to form. They deserve the opportunity and should get it, albeit at a lower seed than what they are generally accusotmed to. I am not saying that Saint Peters and Saint Mary's don't deserve to be there. I am just stating that Georgetown is equally, if not more, credible. If Georgetown played their schedule, you could EASILY add 5 to 6 additional wins to their tally (if not more).




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:16 am
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Agree completely.  This team is dogsh*t w/o Wright.  Absolutely dead meat against whoever they play in Rd 1.




Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 1:47 am
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Come On,, there IN,,, I need then to be in cause im a Memphis Tiger fan and they Trashed us.



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 12:10 am
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Is this the dumbest thing I have ever read?  That's a great question, but yes it is.  First of all, Chris Wright will, in fact, play in the Hoyas' first game of the tournament.  Is "Blogg" Doyel a doctor?  No, he is "nott."  That's why he "does this."  Second of all, even if, for some hypothetical reason, Chris Wright doesn't play, the Hoyas still deserve to be in the tournament, for obvious reasons.  This post is just "stupidd."



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

Three words: body of work.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Georgetown, No. 12 in the RPI, to the NIT?

I have given up on Georgetown a couple of times, but they have way to  much talent to be left out of the NCAA.  The Big East
has done some psychological damage to some of the teams with high expectations.   Villanova is the other team whose
psyche seems to have been damaged.    But if they get into the NCAA and win the first game, they have the potential
to do some real damage compared to some of these "flavor of the month teams" who make the tournament for
the first or second time in their history.  They may not be the best of the Big East but they are still better then most of the rest.


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