2007–08 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2007–08 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
Big East Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #11
2007–08 record 28–6 (15–3 Big East)
Head coach John Thompson III (4th year)
Assistant coach Robert Burke (4th year)
Assistant coach David Cox (1st year)
Assistant coach Kenya Hunter (1st year)
Captain Tyler Crawford (2nd year)
Captain Roy Hibbert (1st year)
Captain Jonathan Wallace (1st year)
Home arena Verizon Center
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#13 Louisville 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
#15 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#16 Connecticut 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
West Virginia 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
#25 Marquette 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
#17 Pittsburgh 10 8   .556     27 10   .730
Villanova 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Syracuse 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Providence 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
DePaul 6 12   .333     11 19   .367
St. John's 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Rutgers 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2008 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 7, 2008[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007–08 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team were an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big East Conference representing Georgetown University. The team finished with a regular season record of 27–5, and again won the conference regular season title on March 8, 2008.[2] They lost to the University of Pittsburgh in the conference championship game. This placed them as a number two seed in the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they lost their second round game. The team was ranked No. 11 in the final Associated Press Poll of the season and No. 12 in the postseason Coaches' Poll.

Roster[edit]

Source[3][4]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Vernon Macklin 6'9" 230 C So. Portsmouth, VA, U.S. Hargrave Military Academy
2 Jonathan Wallace 6'1" 195 G Sr. Harvest, AL, U.S. Sparkman HS
3 DaJuan Summers 6'8" 249 F So. Baltimore, MD, U.S. McDonogh School
4 Chris Wright 6'1" 205 G Fr. Bowie, MD, U.S. St. John's College HS
5 Jeremiah Rivers 6'4" 210 G So. Winter Park, FL, U.S. Winter Park HS
10 Nikita Mescheriakov 6'8" 205 F Fr. Minsk, Belarus St. John's College HS
11 Bryon Jansen 6'6" 205 F Jr. Kent, WA, U.S. Seattle Christian Schools
15 Austin Freeman 6'4" 220 G Fr. Mitchellville, MD, U.S. DeMatha HS
21 Jessie Sapp 6'3" 210 G Sr. New York, NY, U.S. National Christian Academy (Md.)
22 Tyler Crawford 6'4" 205 G Sr. Staunton, VA, U.S. Robert E. Lee HS
31 Omar Wattad 6'4" 210 G/F Fr. Johnson City, TN, U.S. Science Hill HS
33 Patrick Ewing, Jr. 6'8" 240 F Sr. Marietta, GA, U.S. Indiana University
55 Roy Hibbert 7'2" 275 C Sr. Adelphi, MD, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School

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 Wk 18 Final Post
AP 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 7 5 9 6 6 8 12 11 11 9 8 [note 1]
Coaches 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 8 7 8 6 9 6 6 8 11 10 10 9 8 12

2007-08 schedule and results[edit]

Source[7]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
November 10, 2007* 12:00 p.m. William & Mary #5 Verizon CenterWashington, DC W 68–53  11,364 1–0
November 15, 2007* 7:30 p.m. Michigan #5 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 74–52  12,653 2–0
November 21, 2007 7:30 p.m. at Ball State #5 John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN W 57–48  4,381 3–0
November 28, 2007* 7:00 p.m. at Old Dominion #5 Constant Convocation CenterNorfolk, VA MASN W 66–48  8,424 4–0
December 1, 2007* 1:00 p.m. Fairfield #5 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 61–49  8,764 5–0
December 5, 2007* 7:00 p.m. at Alabama #4 Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 70–60  10,411 6–0
December 9, 2007* 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville #4 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 87–55  8,216 7–0
December 15, 2007* 7:30 p.m. Radford #4 McDonough Gymnasium • Washington, DC MASN W 110–51  2,634 8–0
December 22, 2007* 12:00 p.m. at #2 Memphis #4 FedExForumMemphis, TN ESPN L 85–71  18,864 8–1
December 29, 2007* 1:00 p.m. American #8 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 78–51  10,564 9–1
December 31, 2007* 2:00 p.m. Fordham #7 Verizon Center • Washington, DC W 82–55  7,845 10–1
January 5, 2008 2:00 p.m. at Rutgers #7 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ MASN W 58–46  7,938 11–1
January 8, 2008 9:00 p.m. at DePaul #8 Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL ESPNU W 76–60  11,252 12–1
January 12, 2008 2:00 p.m. Connecticut #8 Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN W 72–69  20,035 13–1
January 14, 2008 7:00 p.m. at #16 Pittsburgh #6 Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 69–60  12,508 13–2
January 19, 2008 12:00 p.m. Notre Dame #6 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 84–65  19,286 14–2
January 21, 2008 7:00 p.m. Syracuse #9 Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN W 64–62 OT 20,035 15–2
January 26, 2008 7:00 p.m. at West Virginia #9 WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV ESPN W 58–57  14,048 16–2
January 30, 2008 7:00 p.m. at St. John's #6 Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY MASN W 74–42  9,924 17–2
February 2, 2008 12:00 p.m. Seton Hall #6 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 73–61  14,528 18–2
February 5, 2008 7:30 South Florida #6 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 63–53  8,316 19–2
February 9, 2008 9:00 p.m. at Louisville #6 Freedom HallLouisville, KY ESPN L 59–51  20,083 19–3
February 11, 2008 7:00 p.m. Villanova #8 Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN W 55–53  17,575 20–3
February 16, 2008 12:00 p.m. at Syracuse #8 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 77–70  31,327 20–4
February 18, 2008 4:00 p.m. at Providence #11 Dunkin Donuts CenterProvidence, RI ESPN2 W 68–58  11,689 21–4
February 23, 2008 12:00 p.m. Cincinnati #11 Verizon Center • Washington, DC MASN W 73–53  17,337 22–4
February 27, 2008 9:00 p.m. St. John's #10 Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPNU W 64–52  9,018 23–4
March 1, 2008 2:00 p.m. at #21 Marquette #10 Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI CBS W 70–68 OT 19,085 24–4
March 8, 2008 12:00 p.m. #13 Louisville #10 Verizon Center • Washington, DC CBS W 55–52  19,116 25–4
Big East Tournament
March 13, 2008* 12:00 p.m. vs. Villanova #9 Madison Square Garden • New York City, NY
(Second Round)
ESPN W 82–63  19,562 26–4
March 14, 2008* 7:00 p.m. vs. West Virginia #9 Madison Square Garden • New York City, NY
(Semifinal)
ESPN W 72–55  19,562 27–4
March 15, 2008* 9:00 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh #9 Madison Square Garden • New York City, NY
(Final)
ESPN L 65–74  19,562 27–5
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2008* 3:00 p.m. vs. Maryland-Baltimore County #8 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC
(Midwest Region First Round)
CBS W 66–47  19,477 28–5
March 23, 2008* 2:50 p.m. vs. #23 Davidson #8 RBC Center • Raleigh, NC
(Midwest Region Second Round)
CBS L 74–70  19,477 28–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll.

Standings[edit]

2007–08 Big East Conference Standings[8]
Team Conference Record Overall
W L GB W L
#10 Georgetown 15 3 - 25 4
#13 Louisville 14 4 1 24 7
#19 Notre Dame 14 4 1 24 6
#14 Connecticut 13 5 2 24 7
#20 Marquette 11 7 4 22 8
West Virginia 11 7 4 22 9
Pittsburgh 10 8 5 22 9
Villanova 9 9 6 19 11
Syracuse 9 9 6 19 12
Cincinnati 8 10 7 13 17
Seton Hall 7 10 7.5 17 13
Providence 6 12 9 15 15
DePaul 6 12 9 11 19
St. John's 5 13 10 11 19
South Florida 3 15 12 12 19
Rutgers 3 15 12 11 20

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.

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