On January 29, 1983 Georgetown played the Boston College Eagles at Capital Centre. The Hoyas already had three losses at that time. They were coming off the historic loss to UNC in the National Championship game. With the loss of Eric "Sleepy" Floyd and Eric Smith, the Hoyas were much less experienced than the previous year. They had a very young backcourt of Michael Jackson, and David Wingate. On this evening, the Hoyas were not on their game. They were fortunate to be tied 67-67 with only a few seconds left. Michael Adams called time out and Boston College was in control. It was a very tense close game throughout. When BC inbounded the ball, the Hoya defensive pressure caused the ball to be tipped at mid-court. Out of nowhere, David Wingate raced in with his great speed and athleticism. He then dribbled the ball the length of the court swooping in for a long outstretched lay-up. The buzzer sounded as the ball went through the hoop; Wingate, and all the Hoya players raced off the court in jubilation. It was another last second Heart Attack Hoya win!
We are Georgetown! Hoya Saxa!
Dr. Thomas A. Wong
Hoya Hoop Club Vice-President--Communications
Proud Member of Generation Ewing