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Georgetown Student Says Former Player Threatened Him Over Chants About Firing John Thompson III

John Thompson III's seat at Georgetown is remarkably hot, and things may have boiled over at the Verizon Center today.

On senior day, defending national champion Villanova stomped the Hoyas 81-55. Georgetown is now 14-17, and nowhere near an NCAA Tournament bid, barring a historic conference tournament run.

Towards the end of the game, fans began to call for Thompson III to be fired. After the chants, one Georgetown student alleges that former Hoya Tyler Crawford, who played for the program from 2004-2008, came over and threatened him.

He also says that he heard that John Thompson Jr., the legendary former Georgetown head coach, may have sent Crawford over to confront him about the chants calling for his son's job.

Thompson III is set to miss the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, and hasn't taken Georgetown to the Sweet 16 since 2007, when his Hoyas made a run to the Final Four. With other Big East teams, most notably Villanova, excelling following the great conference schism of a few years ago, that led to the creation of the AAC and Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse to the ACC, Georgetown fans are at wits' end with the stagnation of the program in recent season.