Men’s basketball dropped a 73-48 decision to Georgetown in the Big East finals Saturday night.
Aside from a quick start to lead the game from the Jays, the Hoyas carried the game as they shot 46.6% compared to the Jays’ 28.8%.
Coach Greg McDermott and junior guard Marcus Zegarowski agreed it was a game of momentum Saturday night.
“So much of it is momentum, and when you have momentum you don’t think of being fatigued and you’re not a half step slow,” McDermott said. “We had that momentum early we got off to that lead and then they really captured it after that.”
At the end of the first half the Hoyas went on a 34-3 run heading into halftime.
“We’ve got a mature group and I think they understand this hasn’t happened to us very often over the course of the past couple years where we just didn’t have it on either end of the floor,” McDermott said. “Once in a while it happens, you just hope it doesn’t happen on a night like tonight.”
Zegarowski earned a spot on the all-tournament team after his three-day performance, he added 17 points for the Bluejays Saturday evening, outsourcing the rest of his team.
Alex O’Connell added 11 points off the bench for the Jays.
“I think we can take some positives out of the weekend,” McDermott said. “We played really well against Butler on Thursday, really were able to win a rock fight last night against a very good UConn team so we’ll take from those games and we’ll look at this film and try to break it down and figure out what things could’ve we done different.”
The Bluejays were also outrebounded 49-33, an element they had the advantage of Friday against Connecticut.
“We just couldn’t find it on both ends of the floor. It happens, all we gotta do is learn from it, watch the film, flush it and get ready for March Madness,” Zegarowski said.
They’ll now await the NCAA Selection Show this evening.