- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 16, 2003

Seen and heard yesterday at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.
SHOOTER'S TOUCH Midway through the first half, the Hoyas went into their slapstick routine. Leading 20-14 with 9:15 left, guard Tony Bethel shot an airball from 22 feet. Drew Hall, Georgetown's backup point guard, caught Bethel's shot under the basket and tried to follow up. One problem: Hall got stuffed by the bottom of the backboard. The ball went out of bounds and Virginia Tech was awarded possession.
HERE'S WHAT THE HOKIES THINK About 15 minutes before the game, Cassell Coliseum resembled a morgue, with just a few hundred fans in their seats. When the Hoyas came out of their locker room to shoot pregame layups, they were greeted with one fan's opinion of them. As soon as the Hoyas were introduced, he yelled, "What a joke!" as the Hoyas streamed onto the court.
THE ANSWER IS NEXT Mike Sweetney's meteoric rise on Georgetown's all-time scoring list has the power forward ready to pass the Hoyas' most celebrated recent basketball alumnus. With 1,440 points, Sweetney needs 100 more to pass Allen Iverson for 11th place.
Ken Wright

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