2006–07 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2006–07 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
Big East Regular Season Champions
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #8
2006–07 record 30–7 (13–3 Big East)
Head coach John Thompson III (3rd year)
Assistant coach Robert Burke (3rd year)
Assistant coach Kevin Broadus (3rd year)
Assistant coach Sydney Johnson (3rd year)
Captain Jeff Green (1st year)
Captain Tyler Crawford (1st year)
Home arena Verizon Center
Seasons
« 2005–06 2007–08 »
2006–07 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 13 3   .813     30 7   .811
#16 Louisville 12 4   .750     24 10   .706
#12 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     29 8   .784
#17 Notre Dame 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Syracuse 10 6   .625     24 11   .686
#20 Marquette 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
West Virginia 9 7   .563     27 9   .750
DePaul 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Villanova 9 7   .563     22 11   .667
Providence 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
St. John's 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Connecticut 6 10   .375     17 14   .548
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     13 16   .448
South Florida 3 13   .188     12 18   .400
Rutgers 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
Cincinnati 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2007 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2007[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006–07 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team was an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big East Conference representing Georgetown University. The Hoyas finished first place in the conference, won the conference tournament, and advanced to the semifinals in the NCAA tournament. The 2006–07 season marked the centennial of Hoya hoops, which was celebrated by honoring some of the team's most famous alumni at the Georgetown-Marquette game on February 10, 2007. The team was led by juniors, forward Jeff Green, center Roy Hibbert, and point guard Jonathan Wallace. The team's freshmen were DaJuan Summers, Vernon Macklin, and Jeremiah Rivers. Other regular players are Tyler Crawford, Jessie Sapp, and Patrick Ewing, Jr.

On March 3, 2007, the Hoyas completed their first regular-season Big East Championship since 1989. On March 10, 2007, the Hoyas defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (65–42) to win the 2007 Big East Tournament Championship for the first time since 1989. Jeff Green was named the Big East Player of the year and the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

The Hoyas advanced to the 2007 Final Four before losing to an Ohio State team led by Greg Oden. In the NCAA tournament's first weekend, the Hoyas defeated Belmont and Boston College. The Hoyas' games in the second weekend were some of the closest and most-watched contests of the tournament. The Hoyas defeated Vanderbilt on a last-second bank shot by Jeff Green, then beat North Carolina in the Regional Final when their defense caused North Carolina to suffer an improbable collapse in which UNC missed 22 of their final 23 field goal attempts.[2]

After the season, Assistant Coach Sydney Johnson left to become the head coach at Princeton University and Assistant Coach Kevin Broadus left to become the head coach at SUNY-Binghamton.[3] Jeff Green also left the team, entering the NBA draft. Green was drafted fifth by the Boston Celtics but was ultimately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics.[4]

Roster[edit]

The team gathered in front of Healy Hall with university president John J. DeGioia
2006–07 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 1 Macklin, VernonVernon Macklin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Fr Hargrave Military Academy Portsmouth, Virginia
G 2 Wallace, JonathanJonathan Wallace 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Jr Sparkman High School Harvest, Alabama
F 3 Summers, DaJuanDaJuan Summers 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 241 lb (109 kg) Fr McDonogh School Accokeek, Maryland
F 4 Izzo, KennyKenny Izzo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Sr Fenwick High School Chicago, Illinois
G 5 Rivers, JeremiahJeremiah Rivers 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Winter Park High School Winter Park, Florida
G 21 Sapp, JessieJessie Sapp 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So National Christian Academy New York City, New York
G/F 22 Crawford, TylerTyler Crawford (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Robert E. Lee High School Stuarts Draft, Virginia
F 24 Spann, OctaviusOctavius Spann 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Banneker High School College Park, Georgia
F 32 Green, JeffJeff Green 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Northwestern High School Hyattsville, Maryland
F 33 Ewing, Jr., PatrickPatrick Ewing, Jr. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Jr National Christian Academy Marietta, Georgia
F 52 Dizdarevic, SeadSead Dizdarevic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Highlands High School Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
C 55 Hibbert, RoyRoy Hibbert 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 278 lb (126 kg) Jr Georgetown Preparatory School Adelphi, Maryland
Head coach

John Thompson III

Assistant coach(es)

Robert Burke
Kevin Broadus
Sydney Johnson


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: December 8, 2010

Rankings[edit]

Source[5][6]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Final Post
AP 8 8 14 18 22 14 12 9 9 8 [note 1]
Coaches 8 8 16 23 23 16 12 10 9 8 4

Schedule and results[edit]

The team being presented with the trophy for East Regional Champions in the NCAA Tournament
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
November 11, 2006* 12:00 p.m. Hartford #8 Verizon CenterWashington, DC W 69–59  9,654 1–0
November 15, 2006* 9:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt #8 Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN MASN W 86–70  12,414 2–0
November 19, 2006 6:00 p.m. Old Dominion #8 McDonough Gymnasium • Washington, DC L 62–75  2,500 2–1
November 22, 2006* 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield #8 Arena at Harbor YardBridgeport, CT ESPN360 W 73–60  5,627 3–1
November 27, 2006* 7:30 p.m. Ball State #16 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 69–54  6,942 4–1
November 29, 2006* 7:00 p.m. Oregon #16 Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN360 L 50–57  8,764 4–2
December 2, 2006* 7:00 p.m. at #10 Duke #16 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN2 L 52–61  9,314 4–3
December 5, 2006* 7:30 p.m. James Madison #23 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 89–53  6,837 5–3
December 9, 2006* 1:00 p.m. Oral Roberts #23 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 73–58  7,164 6–3
December 16, 2006* 7:30 p.m. Winston-Salem McDonough Gymnasium • Washington, DC MASN W 76–32  2,228 7–3
December 20, 2006* 7:30 p.m. Towson Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 69–41  5,654 8–3
December 23, 2006* 1:00 p.m. Navy Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 64–44  7,143 9–3
December 30, 2006* 12:00 p.m. at Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI ESPN2 W 67–51  13,751 10–3
January 6, 2007 12:00 p.m. #22 Notre Dame Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 66–48  15,506 11–3
January 8, 2007 8:00 p.m. Villanova Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN L 52–56  11,816 11–4
January 13, 2007 9:00 p.m. #7 Pittsburgh Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 69–74  12,508 11–5
January 17, 2007 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ MASN W 68–54  6,748 12–5
January 19, 2007 7:30 p.m. at Seton Hall IZOD CenterEast Rutherford, NJ MASN W 74–58  9,666 13–5
January 24, 2007 7:30 p.m. DePaul Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN2 W 66–52  9,315 14–5
January 27, 2007 12:00 p.m. Cincinnati Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 82–67  13,106 15–5
February 1, 2007 7:00 p.m. at St. John's Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY ESPN W 72–48  7,797 16–5
February 7, 2007 7:00 p.m. Louisville Freedom HallLouisville, KY ESPN W 73–65  20,030 17–5
February 10, 2007 12:00 p.m. #12 Marquette Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN W 76–58  17,867 18–5
February 12, 2007 8:00 p.m. #22 West Virginia #23 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 71–53  14,203 19–5
February 17, 2007 12:00 p.m. at Villanova #16 Wachovia CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 58–55  19,089 20–5
February 21, 2007 7:00 p.m. at Cincinnati #16 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH MASN W 75–65  8,163 21–5
February 24, 2007 2:00 p.m. #8 Pittsburgh #16 Verizon Center • Washington, DC CBS W 61–53  20,038 22–5
February 26, 2007 7:00 p.m. Syracuse #12 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 58–72  26,287 22–6
March 3, 2007 12:00 p.m. Connecticut #12 Verizon Center • Washington, DC CBS W 59–46  18,764 23–6
Big East Tournament
March 8, 2007* 12:00 p.m. vs. Villanova #10 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Quarterfinal)
ESPN W 62–57  19,594 24–6
March 9, 2007* 7:00 p.m. vs. #16 Notre Dame #10 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Semifinal)
ESPN W 84–82  19,594 25–6
March 10, 2007* 9:00 p.m. vs. #11 Pittsburgh #10 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Final)
ESPN W 65–42  19,594 26–6
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2007* 2:45 p.m. vs. Belmont #9 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC
(East Region First Round)
CBS W 80–55  14,148 27–6
March 17, 2007* 5:45 p.m. vs. Boston College #9 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC
(East Region Second Round)
CBS W 62–55  14,148 28–6
March 23, 2007* 7:27 p.m. vs. #23 Vanderbilt #9 IZOD Center • East Rutherford, NJ
(East Region Semifinal)
CBS W 66–65  19,557 29–6
March 25, 2007* 5:05 p.m. vs. #4 North Carolina #9 IZOD Center • East Rutherford, NJ
(East Region Final)
CBS W 96–84 OT 19,557 30–6
March 31, 2007* 6:07 p.m. vs. #1 Ohio State #9 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA
(National Semifinal)
CBS L 60–67  53,510 30–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll.

Standings[edit]

Jeff Green attempts to pass during the 2007 Big East Championship game against the University of Pittsburgh.
Big East[7]
  W-L     GB     W-L  
#10 Georgetown 13–3 26–6
#12 Pittsburgh 12–4 1 27–7
#19 Louisville 12–4 1 27–7
#17 Notre Dame 11–5 2 24–7
Marquette 10–6 3 24–9
Syracuse 10–6 3 22–10
West Virginia 9–7 4 22–9
Villanova 9–7 4 22–10
DePaul 9–7 4 18–13
Providence 8–8 5 18–12
St. Johns 7–9 6 16–15
Connecticut 6–10 7 17–14
Seton Hall 4–12 9 13–16
South Florida 3–13 10 12–18
Rutgers 3–13 10 10–19
Cincinnati 2–14 11 11–19

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006-07 Big East Conference Season Summary: Standings" sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12-13-2013.
  2. ^ "Hoyas climb out of hole, hammer Heels in OT". ESPN. Associated Press. March 25, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Princeton Tabs Georgetown Assistant". The Washington Post. April 21, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Allen, Percy (July 5, 2007). "Durant, Green, All Signed for Summer Fun". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ sports-reference.com 2006-07 Polls
  6. ^ 2012-2013 Georgetown Men's Basketball Media Guide, p. 66.
  7. ^ "Big East Conference Standings". ESPN. March 4, 2007. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ "2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings – Week 17 (Mar. 4)". ESPN. March 4, 2007. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 

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