Big East Upsets Continue As Rutgers Dismantles No. 8 Georgetown

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Casual Hoya: Georgetown Falls In Another Trap Game

Georgetown fans at SB Nation’s Casual Hoya are predictably…upset about the team losing what should have been another easy game for a group that has handled some of the top teams in the country. Will this tendency to overlook opponents spell trouble for the Hoyas come tournament time?:

Look ahead to Villanova, lose to South Florida.

Look ahead to Syracuse, lose to Rutgers.

Chris Wright mailed in one of his worst performances as a Hoya, taking ill-advised and selfish shots en route to a 2-8 performance from the field while playing uninspired and lazy defense. Austin Freeman failed to break the 20 point barrier for the second game in a row and shot a woeful 1-5 from beyond the arc. Greg Monroe, despite leading the Hoyas with 19 points, contributed 5 of the Hoyas 14 turnovers. […] Until we beat the teams that we are supposed to destroy, this year has first-round exit written all over it.

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Big East Upsets Continue As Rutgers Dismantles No. 8 Georgetown

For more on this upset, check out SB Nation's Rutgers blog, Protect R Turf, and Georgetown blog, Casual Hoya.

Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - Jonathan Mitchell had a career day, making 9-of-12 shots from the field for 24 points, as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took down the seventh-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, 71-68, in a Big East clash at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Mitchell also grabbed seven rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (13-12, 3-9), who had lost eight straight to Georgetown. Dane Miller ended with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Hamady Ndiaye chipped in 11 points and seven boards, while Mike Rosario had 10 points for Rutgers, who beat a top-ten opponent for the first time since topping Notre Dame on March 1, 2003.

Greg Monroe finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four blocks for the Hoyas (18-6, 8-5 Big East), who lost to Rutgers for the first time since February 11, 2003. Austin Freeman chipped in 17 points and five boards while Hollis Thompson had 10 points for Georgetown, which had a two- game win streak come to an end.

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