Hey, Mercer, nice upsetting victory over Duke, bravo. Alas, you're not the biggest NCAA surprise of the week. Buzz Williams got you beat there.
The momentum-shifting spurt came early in the second half of Georgetown's 77-65 victory over West Virginia.
The Georgetown Hoyas will open their first NIT appearance since 2009 against a familiar foe. Just not the one many locals hoped it would be.
Matchup: Georgetown (17-13, 8-10 Big East) vs. DePaul (11-20, 3-15)
When: Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Hoyas have a singular purpose this week in New York.
"We're going to win," coach John Thompson III said, referring to the Big East Tournament, which tips on Wednesday.