Video: Patrick Ewing Drops Drake Line After Georgetown Wins Big East Tournament

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2021

Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing walking on the sideline against Creighton during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
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Georgetown missed the NCAA men's tournament in each of head coach Patrick Ewing's first three seasons and went 9-12 during the 2020-21 campaign.

And then it ripped off four straight wins as the No. 8 seed in the Big East tournament to clinch a spot in the Big Dance.

Talk about "started from the bottom, now we're here."

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New footage from Georgetown’s postgame locker room celebration, with Patrick Ewing singing “Started From the Bottom” (H/T irvscotti3 on IG) https://t.co/ZVwqQ1Nyzt

Ewing entered the postgame locker room following Saturday's blowout 73-48 championship game win over Creighton and dropped Drake's famous lyric before his team erupted in celebration.

It was a stunning showing from the Hoyas, who also cruised past Marquette, knocked out top-seeded Villanova and defeated Seton Hall in the Big East tournament before the head-turning championship performance.

Georgetown's reward is a No. 12 seed in the NCAA men's tournament and a first-round matchup with fifth-seeded Colorado.