Georgetown Hoyas

 The Georgetown University men's basketball team, which, like all sports teams at Georgetown University, is named the Georgetown Hoyas, is a basketball program in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. Georgetown's first intercollegiate men's basketball team was formed in 1907. John Thompson III, son of the accomplished former coach John Thompson, is the current head coach. The Hoyas historically have been well regarded not only for their team success, but also for generating players that succeed after graduation both on the court, such as Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Allen Iverson, and off, such as Congressman Henry Hyde and General James L. Jones.

The team won the National Championship in 1984 and has reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four on five occasions. Their most recent trip to the Final Four was in 2007. They have won the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament seven times, and has also won or shared the Big East regular season title ten times. They have been invited to the NCAA Tournament twenty-eight times and the National Invitation Tournament an additional twelve times.

The Hoyas currently employ a variant of the Princeton offense, a style of play that emphasizes ball movement. The hallmark of the offense is the "backdoor" pass, where a player on the wing suddenly moves towards the basket, receives a bounce pass from a guard on the perimeter, and ideally finds himself with no defenders between him and a layup. Coach Thompson learned the style while serving under then-Coach Pete Carril of the Princeton University Tigers. Using this system, Georgetown has been lauded for excelling by emphasizing offensive efficiency rather than speed of play.

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