John Thompson III had little to tell the Hoyas at halftime, but in a good way. Excellence of execution during the first half against Florida International left Georgetown’s coach without complaint.
Many sports fans couldn’t tell you where Florida Gulf Coast University was before the current season started. But between an early season upset of Miami and now winning a berth in the Sweet 16, Florida Gulf Coast has put itself on the map in a big way.
The Georgetown Hoyas have been the class of the Big East in the last season before the conference fully implodes and they are led by one of the best NBA prospects in the college game. Otto Porter Jr. is a smooth small forward with terrific size at 6-feet 8 inches and his potential is off the charts.
Florida wants to finish its postponed season opener against Georgetown. Coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday night that the No. 7 Gators have reached out to the Hoyas about completing the game in nearby Jacksonville.
For the second straight year, a major college basketball game will be held on an aircraft carrier. But if you want tickets to the game between Georgetown and Florida to be held on a carrier in Jacksonville, be ready to pony up some major cash.