DC College Basketball Wrap-Up


Mar 18, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson III addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s do an end of season review of the DC Division I men’s basketball teams.

 Georgetown Hoyas

Record 22-11. Lost to Utah in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

After beating a very talented Eastern Washington team in the first round, the Hoyas were not able to do the same to Utah. Joshua Smith, Jabril Trawick and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera all tried to get the team over the hump, but John Thompson III’s club couldn’t quite get it done.

The Hoyas returned to the tournament after a one-year hiatus as well as winning their first NCAA tournament victory since 2011. Losing to a perennial top 10 team in Utah is not bad, but still does little to help the sudden loss.

  George Washington Colonials Record 22-13. Lost to Temple in the second round of the NIT Tournament After beating Pittsburgh in the first round, the Colonials lost to Temple in the second round of the NIT. The NIT was certainly a disappointment after having NCAA aspirations most of the season. 21 wins and a 10-8 record in the Atlantic 10 Conference left them on the bubble. Unfortunately, a school that also lost on the bubble battle, was that very Temple team they lost to.

American Eagles

Record 17-16

Predicted by many to top the Patriot League, the Eagles had a very mediocre kind of season as they instead finished sixth. They had a nice early win against Morehead State and held close to Big Ten team Illinois.

American did shine a bit in the postseason as they made it to the Patriot League title game for the second-straight season. They fought hard but lost by 2 to the eventual champion Lafayette Leopards.