April 17, 2014
NEW YORK -
The Georgetown Hoyas claimed the 2007 BIG EAST Championship with a 65-42 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers in a game it dominated from start to finish. It was the Hoyas seventh BIG EAST title in program history, and the first since 1989.
Roy Hibbert finished the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds and held Pitt's All-American center Aaron Gray to just three points on 1-of-13 shooting. The Georgetown big man scored 14 of his 18 points in a big first half that helped the Hoyas gain a 15-point lead at intermission.
Hibbert, now with the Indiana Pacers, looks to become just the tenth player in conference history to win both a BIG EAST and NBA Championship. He would join fellow Hoyas Alonzo Mourning and Jaren Jackson as BIG EAST and NBA Champions. Mourning won his BIG EAST title in 1989 and became an NBA Champion in 2006 with the Miami Heat. Jackson was also a member of the 1989 BIG EAST Championship team and won an NBA title in 1999 with the San Antonio Spurs.
The Pacers earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 56-26. Hibbert and Indiana will take on the No. 8 seed Atlanta Hawks in the first round.