The Georgetown Hoyas and their Princeton-style offense went 5-3 against top-25 opponents and finished with the best shooting percentage in the Big East. But they take on a Belmont squad that ranked fourth in the nation in points per game and fifth in assists. At 27-7 overall, the Bruins even finished with a better shooting percentage. Will Georgetown be able to contrain Belmont?
NO. 3 GEORGETOWN
Overall Record: 23-8
Conference Record: 12-6
Conference Tournament Outcome: Lost To Cincy In Quarterfinals
Points Allowed: 59.2
AP Ranking: 13
KenPom Ranking: 12
Standout Player: Henry Sims
Season In Review: After an early loss to Kansas, Georgetown caught fire and won 11 straight, four of which were over ranked teams. The Hoyas struggled on the road in the second half of the season, losing to Pitt and Seton Hall and getting upset by Cincinnati in the conference tournament.
Tournament Experience: 45-26, 27 appearances, 5 Final Fours, 1 National Championships
NO. 14 BELMONT
Overall Record: 27-7
Conference Record: 16-2
Conference Tournament Outcome: Won Atlantic Sun Tournament
Points Allowed: 67.3
AP Ranking: none
KenPom Ranking: 23
Standout Player: Kerron Johnson
Season In Review: Belmont only lost by one to Duke in the very first game of the season. The season looked like it was going to get worse after a loss to Memphis in the second game and a bad stretch losing three of four in December. But Belmont won all of their last 14 games including the Atlantic Sun tournament title to make the big dance.
Tournament Experience: 0-4, 4 appearances