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Hoyas' heart not enough in the Big East

Georgetown can't complete comeback versus Syracuse, falls to sixth in the conference

Originally Published: February 18, 2010
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- They are the evil twins that visit John Thompson III after every loss, the ugly stepsisters that invade his sleep and sour a sunny day.

"Pain and misery."

That's how the Georgetown coach refers to losing.

The Hoyas are enduring a double dose of suffering right now: They were stunned by Rutgers on Sunday and thwarted Thursday by Syracuse, 75-71, in what was nearly an epic comeback.

In most leagues, a two-game losing streak would be a hiccup. In the Big ...

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