For the past two-plus seasons, little has been more certain for Georgetown than Chris Wright running the point.
But the senior's streak of 93 consecutive starts will end Saturday afternoon when the Hoyas host Syracuse at Verizon Center. For the first time since his freshman season, he'll be bound to the bench, his left hand wrapped tightly after suffering a fracture that's expected to sideline him until mid-March.
Pregame introductions figure to be difficult for Wright, particularly being that it's senior day. What his teammates will face over the following 40 minutes won't be easy, either, as the 11th-ranked Hoyas adjust to life without their most indispensable player only two games before the start of the postseason.
"The difficult thing about this injury is the timing of it," Georgetown Coach John Thompson III said. "It's not earlier in the season when you have time to figure things out. Right now, we're in the belly of the beast so to speak."