- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 30, 2001

Seen and heard yesterday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles:
NEW UNIS Georgetown debuted a drastically new uniform for its matchup with the Bruins. The new threads are dominated by a middle-blue color, a departure from the darker, traditional blue.
ROUGH CROWD Like Duke and Stanford, UCLA is notorious for its nasty student section. The UCLA students targeted Georgetown leading scorer Mike Sweetney as the their whipping boy of the day. Every time Sweetney touched the ball, the entire student section chanted "Dough Boy, Dough Boy" at the 6-foot-8, 260-pound sophomore. And each time Sweetney made a foul shot, one particularly talented heckler bellowed, "Hey, hey, hey," perfectly mimicking Fat Albert.
PREGAME Georgetown did some sightseeing and enjoyed some of the finer points of Los Angeles before the game. The Hoyas practiced at Staples Center on Thursday, dressing in the Lakers' locker room; took their first look at Pauley Pavilion on Friday; and got pumped for the game with a private screening of "Ali" on Friday night.
BLOWOUT CITY UCLA was leading by such a huge margin (22 points) that Bruins coach Steve Lavin was seen chatting it up with CBS analyst Clark Kellog during the under-16-minute timeout. Georgetown coach Craig Esherick, on the other hand, spent basically every timeout ripping the refs for what he felt was biased officiating. Esherick received a technical midway through the first half for his vigorous protestations.
Barker Davis

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