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The Big East failed to advance any team past the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the first time that has happened since 2014 and only the fourth time in the 39 year history of the conference it has done so:

Season Best Finish Team
1979-1980 Regional/Final 8 Georgetown
1980-1981 Regional/Final 16 Boston College
1981-1982 Finalists Georgetown
1982-1983 Regional/Final 8 Villanova
1983-1984 Champions Georgetown
1984-1985 Champions Villanova
1985-1986 2nd Rd./32 Four teams
1986-1987 Finalists Syracuse
1987-1988 Regional/Final 8 Villanova
1988-1989 Finalists Seton Hall
1989-1990 Regional/Final 8 Connecticut
1990-1991 Regional/Final 8 St. John's, S. Hall
1991-1992 Regional/Final 16 Seton Hall
1992-1993 2nd Rd./32 St. John's, S. Hall
1993-1994 Regional/Final 8 Boston College
1994-1995 Regional/Final 8 Connecticut
1995-1996 Finalists Syracuse
1996-1997 Regional/Final 8 Providence
1997-1998 Regional/Final 8 Connecticut
1998-1999 Champions Connecticut
1999-2000 Regional/Final 16 Miami, Syr, S. Hall
2000-2001 Regional/Final 16 Georgetown
2001-2002 Regional/Final 8 Connecticut
2002-2003 Champions Syracuse
2003-2004 Champions Connecticut
2004-2005 Regional/Final 8 West Virginia
2005-2006 Regional/Final 8 UConn, Villanova
2006-2007 Final 4 Georgetown
2007-2008 Regional/Final 8 Louisville
2008-2009 Final 4 UConn, Villanova
2009-2010 Final 4 West Virginia
2010-2011 Champions Connecticut
2011-2012 Final 4 Louisville
2012-2013 Champions Louisville
2013-2014 2nd Rd./32 Creighton, Villanova
2014-2015 Regional/Final 16 Xavier
2015-2016 Champions Villanova
2016-2017 Regional/Final 8 Butler
2017-2018 Champions Villanova
2018-2019 2nd Rd./32 Villanova
 
 
 

Former Georgetown tennis coach Gordie Ernst resigned Friday at the University of Rhode Island 12 days after the announcement of an ongoing federal investigation of fraudulent activities in his use of admissions for as many as 12 players to the Georgetown tennis team between 2008 and 2016.

"Rhode Island women's tennis head coach Gordon Ernst resigned from his position late Friday afternoon," read a URI statement. "Ernst was placed on administrative leave by the University on March 12, after he was indicted by the FBI for incidents that allegedly occurred while he was the head coach at Georgetown University. Ernst notified the University at 3:47 p.m. Friday that he would step down."

Ernst is expected to appear in court on Monday.

In a March 22 letter to the editor to the Providence Journal signed by David Dooley, the president of URI, and Thorr Bjorn, its athletic director, the school defended itself from hiring Ernst last summer by pointing blame at Georgetown.

"Georgetown officials now say that they conducted an internal investigation and in 2017 found Ernst to have committed recruitment violations. Georgetown did not share any details of that probe when URI contacted the school," it states.

"Even when pressed to share anything of concern about Mr. Ernst, the Georgetown athletic director provided URI's athletic director with a very positive review and said that hiring Mr. Ernst would be great for the University of Rhode Island tennis program. In fact, a press release issued by Georgetown announced his resignation in June 2018 and said that it was "grateful for the many efforts Gordie has made over the years to create a first class tennis program at the university."

"How could we have known about Mr. Ernst's record at Georgetown?" it asks.

At the conclusion of the letter, the Journal added a rare post-script that states "The Providence Journal stands by its opinion that URI overlooked red flags and failed to sufficiently vet the now-indicted coach."

Ernst, whose salary at URI was $40,000 a year, is accused of accepting $2.7 million in bribes from a third party admissions consulting firm. His salary at Georgetown was not disclosed.

 

The final numbers courtesy GUHoyas.com, where the 78.1 points allowed per game was the most since the 1971-72 season.

 
 
 

Harvard 71, Georgetown 68

For the first time in school history, Georgetown lost an NIT game on campus.

Hoyas Sign JC Forward

Galen Alexander announced via social media he will transfer to Georgetown for the 2019-20 season.

Strength Of Schedule

Georgetown's non-conference strength of schedule was 248th of 352 teams.

JT III On The Move?

John Thompson III is being considered for the jobs at St. Joseph's and Vanderbilt.

Seton Hall 73, Georgetown 57

The up and down Hoyas were decidedly down in the Big East Tournament.

Struggles On Defense

Allowing 30+ point scorers is now commonplace in the Ewing era.

Former Tennis Coach Indicted

A former Georgetown tennis coach was indicted Tuesday as part of a major FBI investigation.

All-Big East Teams

Four Georgetown players, including three freshmen, were selected to the All-Big East teams Sunday..