Was No. 7 Georgetown caught looking ahead to Saturday's big matchup with No. 2 Villanova? Is that part of the reasons they lost, at home, to South Florida? SB Nation's Casual Hoya thinks so, and there is plenty of blame to be passed around.
Many scapegoats in this game. Greg Monroe picked up two fouls in 10 seconds, rendering him useless for 10 minutes while South Florida clawed their way back. Austin Freeman decided to turn into Fat Sophomore Austin Freeman for 18 minutes of the second half. Chris Wright scored in single digits and missed a 3 pointer with 3 minutes left that would have tied the game. The Hoyas are now 1-5 when Wright scores under 10 points. Don't be fooled by Monroe and Freeman's gaudy statistics, both of them played like garbage. Georgetown shot 11-22 from the foul line, including 3-7 from Monroe, 3-5 from Freeman and 2-4 from Wright.
But the strongest words are saved for the Georgetown students. Or the lack thereof.
Now for the students. I made this abundantly clear in the game thread, but as fans of the #7 team in the country, you should be ashamed of yourselves. If we are going to be an elite team, we need an elite fanbase. For you to not show up to one of our last five home games is laughable. You are not a fan if you only show up for games against ranked teams, you are a front running douche bag. And the you I am referring to is every single student that has season tickets and couldn't take two hours out of a Wednesday night to support your college basketball team. It's not finals time, it's not midterm time, it's a random Wednesday night. I've been to college, it's not that hard. The reason these games turn into trap games is because not only the players are resting on their laurels, but the fans are as well.
One loss to South Florida and they are turning on each other.
Hopefully the fans, and the players, show up in time for Saturday's game with the Wildcats.