BGN Video: Mountaineers Fall to Hoyas

Like any postseason game during this month in college basketball, the emotions of the two teams - and their head coaches - will likely be much different.

The same could be said after Georgetown's 77-65 win against West Virginia in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night.

For Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins, it was yet another moment to take a nice long look at his team and try to figure out where things went wrong. Just four years after WVU reached its first Final Four since 1959, the Mountaineers found themselves dealing with their eighth loss in the nine games since beating Kentucky in that 2010 Elite Eight.

On the other hand, Georgetown coach John Thompson III and players like D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Markel Starks were happy. The Hoyas had just come out after getting bounced from the Big East Conference tournament and picked up a big win against an old rival after trailing at the half.

The Hoyas, especially those two players, stepped up when they needed to the most. That was a big reason they came away with a win.

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