|Winston Salem, NC–
By the end of tonight’s against the Boston College Eagles, the Hoyas had proved victorious and the also showe that the rivaly between the two teams. Even the rivaly doesn’t happen like it did in the past when the Eagles were part of the Big East, tonight it was both teams going nose to nose like old time and the Hoyas emerging victorious, 62-55 and advancing on to the Sweet 16 to face the winner of the Vanderbilt and Washington State game.
The Hoyas were led again by their “Big Three” in Roy Hibbert 17 points and 12 rebounds, Jonathan Wallace, 15 points and Jeff Green with 11 points. Many of the players called this one of the most physical games they have played all season.
“That was a Big East game — physical, very physical,” Green said. “We had to gut it out. We were down four at halftime, and had to come out and take what they gave us. We made a few good plays and won the game.”
“There was a lot we had to figure out, stick together and work our way through what they were doing,” said Thompson, whose father, former Georgetown coaching great John Thompson, broadcast the game on radio. “Our guys did a good job of not getting rattled, and now we’re moving on.”
Boston College was led by Tyrese Rice who scored 22 points and Jared Dudley added 19 points and eight rebounds for the seventh-seeded Eagles (21-12). Boston College blew an eight-point, second-half lead and were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by a Big East school for the second straight year.
Roy Hibbert Shows Fans Who Is the Winner Today As The Hoyas Advance to the Meadowlands