The more setting suns we have, the more the landscape of local television and radio changes in the D.C. area. Except when it comes to Georgetown basketball, that is. Rich Chvotkin has been the radio of voice for the Hoyas since 1974. That means he's called games involving Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson and Otto Porter, not to mention the father and son coaching Thompson's. He's called games against true blood rivals like Syracuse and where the stakes involved the national championship. Overall, he's called 1,314 games overall for the Blue and Gray.
Yet with all that inventory of victories, it's hard imagining Chvotkin has ever been more excited following a win than after Tuesday's 74-73 comeback thriller over Creighton at Verizon Center. The Hoyas trailed 70-59 with 2:18 remaining before closing with a 15-3 run capped by two free throws from senior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera with 6.2 seconds left.
Video of Chvotkin's radio call of the final 30 seconds of game action for 106.7 The Fan WJFK and Georgetown Sports Properties starts measured, but builds as the intensity and happiness rise. The capper comes after Creighton misses a possible game-winning shot at the buzzer. That's when the 70-year-old reared back and let loose with his signature "Hoyas win" call he uses following victories, gesturing wildly toward the home fans seated courtside.
If you know anything about Chvotkin then you know in big games, he doesn't just utter those two words once or twice in a row. On Tuesday, he let loose with a personal regular season record of 19 (According to his son, Evan, who filmed his father's frantic finish, the overall record is 20 set after Georgetown's NIT win over West Virginia in 2014).
Watch the entire video or cut ahead to the 2:55 mark, just before Smith-Rivera puts the Hoyas in the lead.
Other Georgetown games had more on the line, though some would argue this win was season-saving for the Hoyas in terms of receiving an NCAA Tournament at-large berth. Those in the media room postgame, including school officials, couldn't immediately remember a larger comeback with so little time remaining. All Hoya fans will remember Chvotkin's epic radio call after this wild finish.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins.
The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era.
The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern. Third-ranked Villanova got the other four first-place votes after winning at No. 4 Xavier.
Fifth-ranked Duke jumped seven spots after beating Virginia Tech and Clemson despite playing without injured top freshman Marvin Bagley III.
Middle Tennessee checked in at 24th, marking its first AP Top 25 appearance in program history.
Complete AP Top 25 Poll for Week 16:
1. Virginia (42)
2. Michigan State (19)
3. Villanova (4)
6. Texas Tech
10. North Carolina
13. Wichita State
16. Ohio State
18. Rhode Island
21. West Virginia
22. Saint Mary's (CA)
24. Middle Tennessee
25. Florida State
NBC Sports Washington contributed to this report.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Marcus Derrickson tied a career-high with 27 points, on 11-of-13 shooting, for his eighth 20-plus point game this season and Georgetown beat Butler 87-83 on Tuesday night.
After Georgetown missed two free throws, Kamar Baldwin made a scoop shot in the lane and Sean McDermott stole the inbounds pass, leading to another Baldwin basket to pull Butler to 84-81 with 1:29 to go.
Butler had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds, but Baldwin's long 3-pointer was short and Jahvon Blair sealed it at the line at 4.5.
Jessie Govan had his 12th double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Georgetown (15-10, 5-9 Big East). Trey Dickerson, a senior averaging 3.5 points per game, set a career-high in the first half with 12 points and finished with 18.
Kelan Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds to reach 20 points for the 17th time this season for Butler (17-10, 7-7). Tyler Wideman added 19 points and Baldwin had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
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