Ron Thompson, Georgetown reserve, son of coach John Thompson: "How we play defensively is great for Princeton.
: "We're down eight, but that wasn't much of a big deal.
: "Pops didn't go out of his
way to try to say, We aren't hoodlums, we aren't thugs.
We just did what we did.
would always say, You don't have to spend a lifetime explaining to people who you are, because they're going to have their own opinions.
We would laugh, because we'd hear what we were supposed to be, and we'd go to the Big East banquet and see other teams that just looked horrible, teams that would show up in sweatsuits and T-shirts, and we'd be in coats and ties, and we're supposed to be the ones with no class."
After ripping through the Big East, and entering the tournament as a No.1 seed, Georgetown was shaken by Princeton's
surprising performance, but Thompson
(here with Jaren Jackson) made sure his
Hoyas never panicked.
Not just Georgetown, but Coach Thompson.
Take it a little further, white against black.
: "Alonzo did that every day.
: "As I always tease [my brother] John, Princeton
gets celebrated for almost winning.