- The Washington Times - Monday, March 20, 2006

Yesterday at University of Dayton (Ohio) Arena


3:25 Left in the second half of George Mason’s upset over North Carolina when Tar Heels skipper Roy Williams lost his composure, picking up and repeatedly slamming his chair into the floor in anger. Williams was seething after freshman star Tyler Hansbrough committed the team’s ninth turnover of the half.

16-2 Score by which George Mason trailed North Carolina just 4:26 into the action. The Patriots stemmed the Tar Heels’ tide by briefly switching to a zone defense and outscored North Carolina by 19 points over the game’s final 15 minutes.

3 Georgetown victories over top-10 teams this season. The Hoyas have beaten No. 1 Duke, No. 9 Pittsburgh and No. 6 Ohio State. The school record was set in 1984-85, when the Hoyas beat five top-10 teams (DePaul, St. John’s three times and Georgia Tech).

13 Rebound margin by Georgetown over Ohio State yesterday (37-24). Powered primarily by supersophs Roy Hibbert (14) and Jeff Green (eight), the Hoyas controlled both the glass and the pace of the game.


“When I think of Minneapolis, I think of Prince.”

— Georgetown coach John Thompson III when asked his thoughts on the city that will play host to his team’s Sweet 16 matchup with Florida.

“When it was 16-2, I wondered who would be mad at us the most: CBS or our fans.”

— George Mason coach Jim Larranaga on his team’s ghastly, star-struck start.

Barker Davis

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