By Lewis Gould
So No. 12 seed Georgetown’s March Madness bubble burst.
The Hoyas lost to No. 5 seed Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 96-73.
Add it to the history books, a season unlike any other! Grateful to @GeorgetownHoops & #HoyaNation for sticking with us throughout the entire historic run! Thank you to @team980 & @1067theFan & producer @JTtheVic for your support. The future is bright on the hilltop. Hoya Saxa!
— Rich Chvotkin (@HoyasWin) March 20, 2021
The Buffaloes now move on to face the winner between 4-seed Florida State and 13-seed UNC Greensboro.
The Big East tournament title that earned them a spot in the Big Dance proved to be the bright spot of coach Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas, as they finish 13-13 on a year filled with adversity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgetown’s late-season surge was all but over throughout the game as the Buffaloes took control with a commanding 11 3-pointers in the first half, and cruising to the win over the Hoyas.
Freshman Jabari Walker had a career-high 24 points to lead Colorado, which went 16 for 25 from long range — that’s 64% — was 34 of 56 from the floor. Colorado also had 27 assists. D’Shawn Schwartz had 18 points and made four of his five 3s in the first half to put Colorado into cruise control.
Georgetown made the tournament with a four-wins-in-four-days streak through the Big East tourney, but was no match for CU.