Patrick Ewing has harsh words for Georgetown players after blowout loss: 'We did not compete'

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Georgetown legend-turned-head-coach Patrick Ewing was not pleased with his team's show against Marquette connected Friday night. The Hoyas mislaid 92-64 astatine location successful their Big East Conference opener.

This was Georgetown's archetypal contention successful astir a period aft its past 4 games were postponed oregon canceled due to the fact that of COVID-19 issues wrong the team. The Hoyas (6-6, 0-1 Big East) last played connected Dec. 18, losing to TCU 80-73. The prolonged interruption didn't look to assistance them Friday arsenic they changeable 29.9 percent from the field.

Ewing did not clasp backmost arsenic helium expressed his disappointment with the squad during his postgame property conference. He made known his feelings astir the team's mistakes earlier leaving the session. Reporters who were contiguous said helium "stormed out" of the media room.

"We did not compete," Ewing said, via Georgetown's men's hoops website. "Every effort happening that we needed to do, we didn't bash it. If we privation to beryllium palmy successful the Big East, we person to vie each night."

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Ewing is 68-65 with Georgetown since being named caput manager anterior to the 2017-18 season. As a player, helium helped pb the Hoyas to the 1984 NCAA Tournament title and 2 different rubric games. He was selected No. 1 wide by the Knicks successful the 1985 NBA Draft. 

Ewing played for the precocious John Thompson astatine Georgetown. Thompson led the Hoyas to 3 Final Fours and 1 nationalist title implicit 27 seasons. The Hall of Fame manager died successful August 2020. Ewing referenced Thompson successful his responses Friday.

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"As a subordinate who helped physique this program, I americium disappointed successful my team's performance," Ewing said. "This is not what Georgetown hoops is about. Big John is rolling implicit successful his sedate for the show that we showed tonight."

Patrick Ewing is PISSED off. Said the squad level retired didn’t vie enough.
“Big John is rolling implicit successful his grave”
Said everyone is connected notice.
Then Stood up and walked retired of his media session.

— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) January 8, 2022

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Georgetown's struggles this play travel a twelvemonth aft Ewing led the Hoyas to the Big East Tournament title crippled and the NCAA Tournament. They lost successful the archetypal circular of the NCAAs to Colorado.

This year's squad volition look to adjacent its league grounds successful its adjacent game, Thursday, Jan. 13, erstwhile it faces Butler.

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