Hoyas’ Big East losing skid hits record 25 games
Georgetown set a suspicious Big East record on Wednesday night, losing its 25th straight regular-season conference game to break a tie with DePaul for the longest such streak in the history of the league.The Hoyas were tied with Villanova at halftime but were outscored by 16 in the second half en route to a 73-57 loss in Washington. Primo Spears, Georgetown’s leading scorer at 16 points per game, was held to 8 points on 3-of-12 shooting.Georgetown has lost 6 straight games to fall to 5-11 on the season
, 0-5 in the Big East. The Hoyas lost all 19 of their regular-season Big East games last season while going 6-25 total, including a 21-game losing streak. They likewise lost their last regular-season Big East game in 2020-21, before going on an unexpected four-game perform at Madison Square Garden in New York to claim the conference tournament title. That allowed the team to make its only NCAA tournament appearance throughout embattled coach Patrick Ewing’s tenure.Georgetown’s last regular-season Big East win came on March 2, 2021, a victory in your home over Xavier.
1 Associated Ewing is now 73-95 throughout his six years in charge of his university, and simply 26-68 in regular-season Big East play.Hours prior to the game against Villanova, Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed acknowledged it was a”aggravating time”for the program.”We acknowledge this is a difficult and frustrating time for the guys’s basketball team and our fans,”Reed stated in an emailed declaration to the Associated Press, released in action to a request for an interview.”Coach Ewing comprehends that it is crucial to get the program back on track and no one is more committed than he is to making that take place.”After Wednesday’s game, which Georgetown president Jack DeGioia went to, Ewing was asked about his job status and the direction of the program.”I’m here to speak about the game. My future is my future,”
Ewing responded.”I’ll be the head coach at Georgetown till the president or the board decides for me to move on. … You understand, a pal of mine sent me a quote
today:’It’s not how many times you get torn down, it’s the number of times you get up.’We got torn down, so all we’re going to do is continue getting up.”Regular-Season Conf Losing Streaks– Big East History Season Team Losing Streak 2021-23 Georgetown 25 2010-11 DePaul 24 2008-10 DePaul 24 1993-95 Miami( FL) 21– ESPN Statistics & Info Towards the end of last season, Ewing got a vote of confidence from Reed,
with the athletic director saying the school was “devoted to
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a six-year contract when he was hired by Georgetown in 2017. After the Hoyas reached the NCAA competition in 2021, Ewing received an extension that reportedly fully ensures his contract through 2026. Ewing’s lineup has seen duplicated turnover because of trainees transferring far from Georgetown, and prior to the start of this season, he overhauled his personnel by replacing all three assistants and brought in numerous transfer players, consisting of Spears, who came by from Duquesne.”I’m a really prideful individual, and Georgetown is an extremely prideful university, “Ewing said at his postgame press conference Wednesday,”and we do not wish to be related to a losing streak, however it is what it is.”The Associated Press contributed to this report.