Today should have been a good chance for the Georgetown Hoyas to get back on track in the Big East. It looked like this might be a down year for the West Virginia Mountaineers, so a win at home would have been great to give the Hoyas a little momentum heading into next week's important matchup against No. 5 Pittsburgh.
Things didn't go quite as planned though in this early contest at the Verizon Center. The game was back and forth throughout the morning, but the Mountaineers ultimately prevailed 65-59.
Austin Freeman, who went scoreless in the first half, hit back-to-back three-pointers to tie the game at 52 towards the end, but the Hoyas could not seal the deal. It was all West Virginia after that. Casey led all scorers with 28 points, including four three-pointers. Kevin Jones also chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds for the visitors, who would out-rebound Georgetown 28-19 overall.
The Hoyas' stars struggled throughout the game. Freeman finished with 11 points, and Chris Wright had only nine, with only two of them coming in the first half.
Georgetown entered this game ranked No. 13 in the country, but the team may not even remain in the top 25 after this disappointing home loss. The schedule remains difficult with Pittsburgh coming to the Verizon Center on Wednesday night. A win there would cause us to forget this one pretty quickly. But with the way the Hoyas are playing, that seems somewhat unlikely.