No. 11 Georgetown lost a big game Wednesday night, dropping a 58-46 contest to Cincinnati at home. It's the player who left during the game that may prove to be the much-worse loss.
Star guard Chris Wright left the game at the 16-minute mark and did not return. The reason? Wright broke his hand during the second half. Coach John Thompson III confirmed the injury and said there was no timetable for his return.
"For him to ask to come out, he's in a lot of pain."
It's no surprise that the Hoya offense sputtered after Wright left. The guard led Georgetown in scoring seven times this season, including each of the past three games. Wright finished with two points and shot 0-for-6 on the night.
Join the misery over at Casual Hoya as they try to figure out how Georgetown will salvage their season, especially as the Syracuse Orange come a-callin' this Saturday.
Yancy Gates came off the bench to score 17 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead Cincinnati to a 58-46 victory over 11th- ranked Georgetown in a Big East slugfest at Verizon Center.
Dion Dixon supplied 17 points in a reserve role while Rashad Bishop added 12 for the Bearcats (22-6, 9-6 Big East), who took a big step toward punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a signature win.
Austin Freeman netted a game-high 19 points and was the only player in double figures for the Hoyas (21-7, 10-6), who lost for only the second time in their last 11 games.
For the Bearcats, this win could have been the clincher that gets them into the NCAA Tournament. It was their 4th win over an RPI Top 25 team and furthermore it was a dominating road victory.
Dion Dixon and Yancy Gates both have 13 for the Bearcats, who are trying to pull off the road upset and build a case for the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoyas clawed back in the first half despite making only eight field goals in 24 shots. Seven free throws, however, kept the Hoyas in the game. The Bearcats did not attempt a free throw in the first half. They have only one in the 2nd half.