Hoya se­niors re­flect on past ahead of­big East tour­na­ment

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports - BY OLIVIA PHELPS

said. “I’m hav­ing a lot of self-talk about the things that I have to do. But [I have also been] talk­ing to the younger girls and try­ing to get them pre­pared for the type of games we’re about to play, the type of en­vi­ron­ment we’re about to be in, the type of things that they’re go­ing to see.”

With ad­vice from their up­per­class­men, the fresh­men look for­ward, un­daunted.

“I know it’s go­ing to be very com­pet­i­tive and I’m ex­cited be­cause it’s my first one,” fresh­man Tay­lor Brown said. “I’m re­ally con­fi­dent in my team and I hope we go far.”

Added Magee: “You know [the fresh­men] will be fine.”

As the con­fi­dent Wright spoke to her team’s abil­i­ties, the guard re­called her fa­vorite mo­ment of the sea­son thus far as an ex­am­ple of the level of play that will set the Hoyas apart in the tour­na­ment.

It came when Ge­orge­town se­cured a tight win in the final min­utes of its 6562 triumph at Syra­cuse on Satur­day.

“It just showed how good of a team we can be,” Wright said. “We were down the whole game and it just showed us stick­ing to­gether and be­ing one. That game opened my eyes [to] how good we re­ally are and how we all have each other’s backs.”

For Brown, the mem­o­rable win over Syra­cuse was a mo­ment the fresh­man will never for­get.

“I think that was the best game that we played,” Brown said. “It felt like we played like a team, and I was just like, ‘Wow, I’m a part of a good Di­vi­sion I bas­ket­ball team in the Big East.’ I was real proud of them, I was proud of my team.”

Un­der­class­man or up­per­class­man, the team has one goal in mind: tak­ing the Big East tour­na­ment for the first time in school his­tory.

“Go­ing far in the Big East tour­na­ment is some­thing that we haven’t been able to ac­com­plish as a team,” Magee said. “That’s some­thing that’s very, very im­por­tant to me. We’re go­ing to try and take it one win at a time.”

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