Georgetown Ultimate 4

February 19th, 2012 by under Smith Sports. No Comments.

Ten brave Smith School students represented the program at the Georgetown University Ultimate 4 MBA Basketball Tournament this weekend, hoping to continue to improve Smith’s reputation in MBA athletics. With twelve MBA programs traveling from as far away as Chicago (Booth), Smith faced a daunting schedule of three games in two days – sandwiching Monte Carlo Night in the middle. Overall Smith fared reasonably well, finishing with one win and two losses against the likes of Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Booth and Tepper (Carnegie Mellon).

Saturday morning started early with an 8am matchup with Wharton. Smith started off slow, going into the half with a tight single digit lead, before using their significant size advantage to break away in the second half for the 16 point victory. Next up was two-time defending champion Booth – a game that got out of hand quickly, with Booth taking a blowout win.¬†Finally Smith entered Sunday morning’s matchup with Tepper with a chance at advancing to the final eight for the first time. The Monte Carlo “cobwebs” and Tepper’s sharpshooting first 4 minutes (5 for 5 from 3-point range) proved to be too much to overcome and the Smithers¬†succumbed.

Despite failing to match last year’s two win and one loss performance, the Smith team represented the program well – and had a great opportunity to meet fellow MBAs from across the country. Next up in intercollegiate MBA athletics Smith travels to Darden in April to defend its co-ed softball title.