2007–08 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2007–08 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas logo.svg
Big East Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 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
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
*Did not qualify for 2008 Big East Tournament.

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
Nov 5
Wk 2
Nov 12
Wk 3
Nov 19
Wk 4
Nov 26
Wk 5
Dec 3
Wk 6
Dec 10
Wk 7
Dec 17
Wk 8
Dec 24
Wk 9
Dec 31
Wk 10
Jan 7
Wk 11
Jan 14
Wk 12
Jan 21
Wk 13
Jan 28
Wk 14
Feb 4
Wk 15
Feb 11
Wk 16
Feb 18
Wk 17
Feb 25
Wk 18
Mar 3
Wk 19
Mar 10
Post Wk 1
Mar 18
Post Wk 3
Mar 31
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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
November 10, 2007
12:00 p.m.
No. 5 William & Mary* W 68–53  1–0
Verizon Center (11,364)
Washington, DC
November 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Michigan* W 74–52  2–0
Verizon Center (12,653)
Washington, DC
November 21, 2007
7:30 p.m.
No. 5 at Ball State W 57–48  3–0
John E. Worthen Arena (4,381)
Muncie, IN
November 28, 2007
7:00 p.m., MASN
No. 5 at Old Dominion* W 66–48  4–0
Constant Convocation Center (8,424)
Norfolk, VA
December 1, 2007
1:00 p.m.
No. 5 Fairfield* W 61–49  5–0
Verizon Center (8,764)
Washington, DC
December 5, 2007
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 4 at Alabama* W 70–60  6–0
Coleman Coliseum (10,411)
Tuscaloosa, AL
December 9, 2007
1:00 p.m.
No. 4 Jacksonville* W 87–55  7–0
Verizon Center (8,216)
Washington, DC
December 15, 2007
7:30 p.m., MASN
No. 4 Radford* W 110–51  8–0
McDonough Gymnasium (2,634)
Washington, DC
December 22, 2007
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 4 at No. 2 Memphis* L 85–71  8–1
FedExForum (18,864)
Memphis, TN
December 29, 2007
1:00 p.m., MASN
No. 8 American* W 78–51  9–1
Verizon Center (10,564)
Washington, DC
December 31, 2007
2:00 p.m.
No. 7 Fordham* W 82–55  10–1
Verizon Center (7,845)
Washington, DC
January 5, 2008
2:00 p.m., MASN
No. 7 at Rutgers W 58–46  11–1
Louis Brown Athletic Center (7,938)
Piscataway, NJ
January 8, 2008
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 8 at DePaul W 76–60  12–1
Allstate Arena (11,252)
Rosemont, IL
January 12, 2008
2:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 8 Connecticut
Rivalry
W 72–69  13–1
Verizon Center (20,035)
Washington, DC
January 14, 2008
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 at No. 16 Pittsburgh L 69–60  13–2
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 19, 2008
12:00 p.m., MASN
No. 6 Notre Dame W 84–65  14–2
Verizon Center (19,286)
Washington, DC
January 21, 2008
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 Syracuse W 64–62 OT 15–2
Verizon Center (20,035)
Washington, DC
January 26, 2008
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 at West Virginia W 58–57  16–2
WVU Coliseum (14,048)
Morgantown, WV
January 30, 2008
7:00 p.m., MASN
No. 6 at St. John's W 74–42  17–2
Madison Square Garden (9,924)
New York City, NY
February 2, 2008
12:00 p.m., MASN
No. 6 Seton Hall W 73–61  18–2
Verizon Center (14,528)
Washington, DC
February 5, 2008
7:30, MASN
No. 6 South Florida W 63–53  19–2
Verizon Center (8,316)
Washington, DC
February 9, 2008
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 at Louisville L 59–51  19–3
Freedom Hall (20,083)
Louisville, KY
February 11, 2008
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 8 Villanova W 55–53  20–3
Verizon Center (17,575)
Washington, DC
February 16, 2008
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 8 at Syracuse L 77–70  20–4
Carrier Dome (31,327)
Syracuse, NY
February 18, 2008
4:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 11 at Providence W 68–58  21–4
Dunkin Donuts Center (11,689)
Providence, RI
February 23, 2008
12:00 p.m., MASN
No. 11 Cincinnati W 73–53  22–4
Verizon Center (17,337)
Washington, DC
February 27, 2008
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 10 St. John's W 64–52  23–4
Verizon Center (9,018)
Washington, DC
March 1, 2008
2:00 p.m., CBS
No. 10 at No. 21 Marquette W 70–68 OT 24–4
Bradley Center (19,085)
Milwaukee, WI
March 8, 2008
12:00 p.m., CBS
No. 10 No. 13 Louisville W 55–52  25–4
Verizon Center (19,116)
Washington, DC
Big East Tournament
March 13, 2008
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 vs. Villanova*
Second Round
W 82–63  26–4
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York City, NY
March 14, 2008
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 vs. West Virginia*
Semifinal
W 72–55  27–4
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York City, NY
March 15, 2008
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 vs. Pittsburgh*
Final
L 65–74  27–5
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York City, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2008
3:00 p.m., CBS
No. 8 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County*
Midwest Region First Round
W 66–47  28–5
RBC Center (19,477)
Raleigh, NC
March 23, 2008
2:50 p.m., CBS
No. 8 vs. No. 23 Davidson*
Midwest Region Second Round
L 74–70  28–6
RBC Center (19,477)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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.

References[edit]