Shortly after Wednesday’s 91-88 overtime victory over Memphis at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Georgetown Hoyas went back to the Hyatt Regency, packed their bags and headed straight to the airport.
While other teams in the Maui Invitational extended their trip so they could spend Thanksgiving Day snorkling and sightseeing, the Hoyas were eager to get back to the mainland.
“We’re leaving tonight,” coach John Thompson III told ESPN.com by phone. “We’re going home.”
They should certainly expect a warm reception.