Hoya seniors reflect on past ahead ofbig East tournament
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.”