With fans at the Verizon Center still weary from yesterday's Antawn Jamison trade, Georgetown and Syracuse took the floor Thursday night.
Syracuse looked comfortable from the tip-off and jumped out to a monster 23 point lead in the first half. Mostly it was that reliable Jim Boeheim zone defense that gobbled up Georgetowns' bigs and gave star guard Chris Wright some problems in the first half.
The Hoyas looked fed up and wanting to defend their home turf in the second half, though, as they drew to within one point before losing in the final seconds of the game.
Although the Hoyas have lost both home and away games to the Orange-men, they proved in the second half that their defense is their strength. However, allowing Syracuse guard Andy Rautins to hit five three-pointers and drop 26 points at the Verizon Center isn't going to cut it.
Wright ended up with 20 points and five steals to lead the Hoyas. The ACC tournament is just around the corner, and it looks like Syracuse has their number this year.
But March Madness is always full of upsets and surprises, and with Chris Wright having the ability to drop 30 any given night, the Hoyas still have a fighting chance to make it far this year.