NCAA March Madness: The Silver Lining in Georgetown’s Loss to Ohio

Posted by Bryan Toporek on March-19-2010 Add Comments

On the wildest first day of March Madness in recent memory (or ever?), the biggest upset of the day came in the early evening, when the No. 14 seed Ohio Bobcats destroyed the No. 3 seed Georgetown Hoyas in Providence, R.I., 97-83.

The Bobcats, who finished 7-9 in the Mid-American Conference, and only punched their tourney ticket by winning the MAC tournament, shot so well against Georgetown that Hoya fans started having flashbacks to the 1985 NCAA championship game against Villanova. (Ohio shot 58.2 percent from the floor, and 56.5 percent [13-23] from downtown.)

The 97 points that Ohio scored represents the most than any team has scored against G...

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