March 4, 2007

Hoyas clinch and avenge vs UConn

March 4, 2007 - Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center was a site of healing yesterday.

It's not that the world-class sporting venue was turned into a hospital or hosted spiritual healers. The the recovery was one for Georgetown basketball.

Two ailments were vanquished by the Hoya's 59-46 victory over UConn yesterday.

The signs of UConn-itis disappeared with an 11-game losing streak that saw Georgetown (23-6, 13-3) last defeat the Huskies (17-13, 6-10) in the 1996-1997 season being snapped.

The Hoyas also secured their first regular season Big East title since 1996.

Winning the regular season in the toughest college hoops conference in America prompted Coach John Thompson III to ask, "Do the Wizards play tonight? I hope not," he continued, "because my wife and kids are going to come back tonight, and cut down the nets."

After sharing a laugh with the press, Thompson elaborated on his pride in winning the league title.

"The regular season is over and we are sitting at the top. And that feels pretty good," he said.

"Normally I say we are going to enjoy it and get back to school and I'll get back to school and start thinking about the next game. Well, I might wait until tomorrow (this time)."

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