Georgetown drops quarterfinal Puerto Rico game to Northeastern

First, an omen. Take it away, Josh Smith.

Yeah ... not ... good.

What we're learning: If Georgetown is involved, and it's playing inside a bracket, things will not end well for these Hoyas. G'town was a casualty of Dunk City last March, and on Thursday afternoon John Thompson III's team fell to Northeastern in the quarterfinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

This means Georgetown will play Kansas State on Friday, a game most expected -- but not in the consolation bracket.

This is certainly the biggest non-conference win of Bill Coen's career with the Huskies. Northeastern is now 2-2; Georgetown 1-2. Reggie Spencer had a game-high 18 points for NU. For Georgetown, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was the only Hoya in double figures (14 points), while the team committed 16 turnovers, shot 36 percent from the field and sunk three 3-pointers.

I'm not gonna give a hotsportstake and try to tell you what this loss "means" for Georgetown right now. It's a team that lost a lottery pick in Otto Porter and is still finding its way. I think the future can be good and the Hoyas can get their footing. Bad loss in the now, but certainly not a harbinger of a sub-par season just yet.

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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