An Asian American Hoya's View of the Big East Tournament

March 6, 2012

Every year the Big East Tournament is a special time for me.  Since my first Big East Tournament when I saw Patrick Ewing, Michael Jackson, and David Wingate shut down Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, and Walter Berry in the “Sweater Game” I have loved coming to Madison Square Garden to see the Big East Tournament.  In that 1985 game Georgetown was the defending national champion, and had fought with St. John’s all year for the #1 ranking in the nation. 

There is something truly magical about spending a day in Madison Square Garden watching a Big East Tournament doubleheader.  For those of you wanting to relive your college experience there is nothing like spending a few days with fellow Georgetown alumni, watching some great college basketball.

This has indeed been an exciting year watching the Hoyas.  The China trip has become historic.  The Hoyas then began to surprise everyone in Maui as they put a scare in Kansas, and downed the Memphis Tigers.  Now Georgetown looks to gain some momentum for the NCAA tournament as the Big East Tournament’s 30th year at Madison Square Garden begins. 

I recently attended a NY Knick game at MSG and witnessed “Linsanity” for myself.  As I walked the streets of Chinatown last weekend and  saw the many people playing basketball hoping to be the next Jeremy Lin it reminded me of my Georgetown days in Village A dreaming of serving up the alley-oop to Patrick Ewing

For Hoya Fans around the world please follow our Hoya Hoop Club Communication Team’s unprecedented coverage of the 2012 Big East Tournament.  I will be blogging during the tournament, and we will have frequent updates on the HHC Facebook Page, and Twitter Feed.  Let’s make the Garden rock with the sounds of Hoya Saxa!  We are Georgetown!

Dr. Thomas A. Wong

Hoya Hoop Club Vice President--Communications

Proud Member of Generation Ewing  

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August 9
4:00 PM
Quinnipiac
Shaw Field
August 11
7:00 PM
Maryland
College Park, Md.
August 12
7:00 PM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
August 15
7:00 PM
VCU
Richmond, Va.
August 18
4:00 PM
West Virginia
Shaw Field
August 19
1:00 PM
Virginia
Shaw Field
August 19
12:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
August 20
1:00 PM
George Washington
Shaw Field
August 24
7:00 PM
Delaware
Newark, Del.
August 25
5:00 PM
American
Washington, D.C.
August 25
2:00 PM
Davidson
Cooper Field
August 27
1:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Shaw Field
August 27
1:00 PM
Appalachian State
Cooper Field
August 28
1:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Shaw Field
September 1
4:00 PM
Cal Poly
Shaw Field
September 1
8:00 PM
Stanford
Palo Alto, Calif.
September 1
2:00 PM
Rider
Cooper Field
September 3
4:00 PM
San Jose State
San Jose, Calif.
September 3
1:00 PM
Lock Haven
Cooper Field
September 4
12:00 PM
UCLA
Shaw Field
September 8
4:00 PM
Saint Francis PA
Shaw Field
September 8
7:00 PM
UMass-Lowell
Lowell, Mass.
September 9
TBA
Campbell
Buies Creek, N.C.
September 9
7:00 PM
UConn
Storrs, Conn.
September 10
1:00 PM
Rutgers
Shaw Field
September 10
12:00 PM
Holy Cross
Worcester, Mass.
September 13
2:00 PM
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
September 15
2:00 PM
Quinnipiac
Cooper Field
September 15
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 15
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 16
TBA
Marist
Cooper Field
September 16
7:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
September 16
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 16
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 17
1:00 PM
Towson
Baltimore, Md.
September 17
12:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
September 17
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 17
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 18
All Day
The Memphis Intercollegiate Memphis
Colonial Country Club - Memphis, Tenn.
September 19
All Day
The Memphis Intercollegiate Memphis
Colonial Country Club - Memphis, Tenn.
September 20
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Shaw Field
September 20
2:00 PM
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
September 22
6:00 PM
Old Dominion
Norfolk, Va.
September 22
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 23
TBA
Columbia
New York, N.Y.
September 23
2:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
September 23
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 24
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Shaw Field
September 24
1:00 PM
Longwood
Farmville, Va.
September 24
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 25
All Day
The Patriot Invitational George Mason
The Chantilly National Golf Club - Chantilly, Va.