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Washington, D.C., Region

1982 Georgetown

Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing dunks on Ralph Sampson in this legendary 1982 game. (Bill Smith -- AP)

In what everyone thought was a sure-fire first national championship for Coach John Thompson and the Hoyas, Fred Brown inexplicably made an errant pass in the closing seconds with Georgetown up one on North Carolina and it was intercepted by James Worthy. The rest is history as the Tar Heels had just come down, with Michael Jordan hitting the game-winning shot and his legend beginning. Despite the disappointing finish, this Hoyas team was extremely powerful and featured a dynamite duo with Eric "Sleepy" Floyd dominating the outside and a young Patrick Ewing patrolling the post. Not many teams can compete with this one.

Point Guard

Fred Brown, 5. 3 ppg, 50 percent FGs
Played solid throughout the season until his unfortunate turnover that handed North Carolina the national title.


Eric Floyd, 16.7 ppg, 3.4 rebounds/game
The leading scorer on this team, Floyd starred for the Hoyas from the guard spot and had a lengthy NBA career.


Mike Hancock, 6.6 ppg, 3.5 rebounds/game
Did not put up spectacular numbers but gave the team what it needed as a fourth option.


Eric Smith, 9.5 ppg, 68 percent FTs
The team's third-leading scorer came up big when he was needed to put points up.


Patrick Ewing, 12.7 ppg, 7.5 rebounds/game
Even in his freshman season Ewing was a dominant force in the middle and had an intimidating defensive presence.

Rest of the Roster
Guard: Kurt Kaull
Guard: Elvado Smith
Guard: Gene Smith
Guard: Bill Martin
Guard: Ron Blaylock
Guard: Jim Corcoran
Forward: Anthony Jones
Forward: David Blue
Forward: Ed Spriggs

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