The Georgetown Hoyas have fallen in embarrassing fashion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. Last year, Georgetown, as a No. 3 seed, was blown out by No. 14 seed Ohio. This season, it was No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth who did the deed, routing the Hoyas SCORE.
Virginia Commonwealth pushed an 11-point lead to as large as 25 in the second half, hitting 12 three-pointers and looking like the superior team. Brandon Rozzell had 26 points, including 6-10 from three-point range, and four other players scored in double figures. VCU hit just 41 percent from the field, but couldn't miss from three-point range.
Georgetown, meanwhile, shot 39 percent from the field. Austin Freeman, Chris Wright and Jason Clark combined to shoot 0-17 from three-point range in the loss. Hollis Thompson had 24 points, but it was far too little.
Here's the complete Southwest region of the NCAA Bracket.
No. 1 Kansas def. No. 16 Boston University Terriers, 72-53
No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini def. No. 8 UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 73-62
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers def. No. 14 Saint Peter's, 65-43
No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles def. No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies, 57-50
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 15 Akron Zips, 69-56