Georgetown vs. Alabama Video: Watch Hollis Thompson's 3-Pointer Give Hoyas Lead

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2011

Entering Tuesday's game against the Georgetown Hoyas, the No. 12 Alabama Crimson Tide had a 24-game home winning streak. That streak is no longer, however, as the Hoyas pulled off the upset thanks to a game-winning three-pointer by forward Hollis Thompson with 1.8 seconds remaining.

Thomas's clutch shot gave the Hoyas a 57-55 win and their second upset over a Top-12 team in a week as they took out the No. 8 Memphis Tigers on Nov. 23. While Georgetown is currently unranked, that is almost certain to change when the revised rankings are released on Monday.

Alabama captured a late lead with 13 seconds remaining in the game as sophomore guard Trevor Releford nailed two free throws. The Hoyas showed great resiliency in going right down the floor and nailing a go-ahead bucket, however.

The Big East figures to be an incredibly difficult conference as it always is, but the Hoyas seem as though they are certainly contenders. Not much was expected out of Georgetown entering the season, but the team has already proven to be capable of playing with and beating some of the country's top teams.

Georgetown will likely carry the momentum from this victory into a rare rematch with Memphis a few weeks in the future. The Hoyas may not have the star power they have had in recent years, but this looks like a team to be reckoned with in the Big East and possibly the NCAA Tournament.