By Steve Kelly
A lot of things converged on Villanova beating Georgetown in 1985.
This was the height of the Big East’s dominance as three of its schools made the Final Four and many felt the defending champion Hoyas’ national semifinal win over St. John’s was the real title game.
It was Patrick Ewing’s final game after a career of three national championship game appearances in four years.
Villanova was an 8th seed that lost twice to Georgetown during the season. They needed a perfect game to beat Georgetown and that is nearly what they got.
The Wildcats made 22 of 28 shots (including 9 of 10 in the second half) and used the four corners offense to keep the Hoyas’ offense at bay for one of the biggest upsets in championship history.