The Georgetown Hoyas will officially be backing into the NCAA Tournament once the field is announced on Sunday. The Hoyas dropped their fourth straight game without star guard Chris Wright, falling to Connecticut 79-62 in the second round of the 2011 Big East Tournament.
The No. 8-seeded Hoyas were never in the game, falling far behind early and never even getting close in the second half. Kemba Walker led the way for the Huskies, scoring 28 points as the Hoyas' defense completely faltered. Jason Clark scored 23 points and Austin Freeman added 20 for the Hoyas, but the rest of the team scored just 19 points combined. In fact, only three other players scored for the Hoyas, period.
The Huskies will move on to play No. 1 seed Pittsburgh on Friday. The Hoyas, meanwhile, fall to 23-10 on the season, and it remains an open question how high they will be seeded. Wright is scheduled to return in time for the NCAA Tournament opener, but how healthy will he be? That is the question the NCAA selection committee will struggle with on Sunday.