The Georgetown Hoyas have established themselves as one of the premier college basketball programs in the country. The Hoyas reached the college basketball mountain top in 1984 when they defeated Houston in the national championship to earn their only title in school history. Overall, Georgetown has made over 28 NCAA Tournaments, winning more than 45 games in history. The Hoyas have appeared in over 8 Elite Eights and made more than four Final Fours in program history.
Georgetown rose to national prominence in the 1980s behind legendary head coach John Thompson. Under Thompson, the Hoyas were part of six other schools that formed the historic Big East Conference and the increased competition helped raise Georgetown’s place in college basketball. Thompson led the Hoyas to the National Championship in 1982, but Georgetown fell short against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hoyas returned to the title game two years later and this time, Georgetown defeated Houston for their lone championship in school history. Behind Thompson, the Hoyas tried to repeat as they reached the national championship again and for the third time in four years, but again fell short, losing to the Villanova Wildcats in heartbreak fashion by two points. Overall, Thompson helped lead the Hoyas to over 590 wins, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, over 20 players selected in the NBA Draft including Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, multiple Final Four games and the national championship.
The most memorable tournament run for Georgetown occurred in 1984. The Hoyas entered as the number one seed and found their way to the national championship against the Houston Cougars. Behind big man Patrick Ewing, the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to earn their school’s first national championship. Ewing nearly finished with a double double with 10 points and 9 rebounds in the victory.
Georgetown Hoyas Recent NCAA Tourament History
The Hoyas entered the 2013 tournament as the number 2 seed after winning 25 games during the course of the season. Unfortunately, Georgetown faced the Cinderella story of that tournament and lost to the number 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast 78-68. The defeat was very disappointing for the Hoyas, especially with Florida Gulf Coast advancing to the Sweet 16.