Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Georgetown Now a Projected No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament
With their 64-51 victory over Rutgers Saturday night, Georgetown is now a projected No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
Lunardi has Indiana (Midwest), Gonzaga (West), Kansas (East) and the Hoyas (South) as his top four seeds. Georgetown replaced Miami after the No. 5 Hurricanes lost at No. 3 Duke, 79-76, when Ryan Kelly returned from injury to pour in 36 points on 7-of-9 3-point shooting.
“I mean, me saying `spectacular’ or whatever doesn’t do his performance justice,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “One for the ages. Probably as good a performance as any player has had – a Duke player has had – in Cameron.”
As for the Hoyas, they won their 11th straight game when Porter — the presumptive Big East Player of the Year — went for 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
“The Hoyas are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’re the outright leader of the Big East whereas Duke and Miami — the two contenders of the ACC — have split their regular season meetings and may yet meet again in the ACC final,” Lunardi said on ESPN. “That team could move up, where Georgetown could win the Big East outright.”
The Hoyas (23-4, 13-3 Big East) lead Louisville and Marquette — both of whom won Saturday — by one game with two games left before the Big East Tournament next week at Madison Square Garden.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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