If it weren't bad enough that Georgetown only managed to score 46 points at home against Cincinnati, there's the news that the Hoyas also lost the services of Chris Wright, who broke his non-shooting hand in the game.
How big of a loss is this for the Hoyas? Wright led them in scoring seven times this season and in the three games leading up to this one. Wright scored six points but more importantly dished nine assists in their win over us a few weeks back.
Maybe it's the emotions talking but Casual Hoya is already admitting defeat now that Wright is out:
Here's the reality. Chris Wright's injury will keep him out for the rest of the season, and we can all wave goodbye to any chances of a victory on Saturday against Syracuse or post-season success. If he can somehow come back any time in the next month, then this game was a complete anomaly, a blip on an otherwise highly successful season, but there is very little chance that is the case. Selfishly, I've enjoyed watching the kid compete over the past four years and mature from a cocksure freshman to a heady senior leader. But more importantly, this injury is crushing for Wright, who has put the Hoyas on his back time and time again throughout his career at Georgetown.
No one knows better the effect of a late-season, soul-crushing injury than Syracuse fans. When we watched Arinze Onuaku crumble to the floor last year (against Georgetown), we saw our NCAA Title hopes crumble with him (as much as we didn't want to admit it at the time).
Add one more storyline to a Saturday game that already has a million.