- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 25, 2007

Yesterday at Verizon Center


11 Consecutive wins for Georgetown against Big East opponents, matching the school record established in 1984-85. That team had its streak snapped in the NCAA title game when Villanova posted one of the greatest upsets in tournament history.


“I was really hoping he would play. As soon as he came out on the court, he said, ‘I miss you Big Roy.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I miss you, too.’ It was a battle once again, and hopefully we can do it again in New York.”

— Georgetown center Roy Hibbert on fellow 7-footer and Pitt center Aaron Gray, who did not start yesterday because of an ankle injury but entered the game at the first TV timeout and finished with 10 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes


Should Georgetown and Pitt finish in a tie atop the league standings, the tiebreaker for the top seed in the Big East tournament (March 7-10) would go to the team with the better record against the next highest seed. The Hoyas, who are now guaranteed a bye in the tournament and will not play in New York until March 8, hold the tiebreaker over Pitt against three of the next four highest slotted teams in the league (Louisville, Marquette and Notre Dame). With a win at Syracuse tomorrow, the Hoyas can lock down the No. 1 seed regardless of the outcome of their regular season finale against Connecticut next Saturday.

— Barker Davis

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