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After upsetting Villanova and getting stopped by security, Georgetown coach and New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing says “this is my house.”

Georgetown is heating up at the right time and Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing is back at his old stomping grounds — Madison Square Garden. The Hoyas upset Villanova on Thursday afternoon in a thrilling finish and it’s safe to say Ewing was pretty pumped up about it.

“The first step was getting the win yesterday. Today was the second step. We took another step, in my house by the way. This is my house.”

Ewing just gives the world a friendly reminder that he’s one of the greatest players to ever step foot in Madison Square Garden. He won the Big East Tournament three times as a player and was named MVP twice. Then he went on to become a seven-time All-Star for the New York Knicks. His jersey is hanging in the rafters and for the Knicks, that means something special.

But you probably don’t need anyone to tell you about Patrick Ewing. He’s Patrick Ewing. A living legend in MSG. However, that doesn’t mean he is immune from press pass checks in the bowels of the Garden.

“But I do want to say one thing though,” Ewing explained to reporters after the win. “I thought this was my building and I feel terrible that I’m getting stopped and accosted asking for passes. Everybody in this building should know who the hell I am.

“And I’m getting stopped, I can’t move around this building. I was like, ‘What the hell? Is this Madison Square Garden?’ I’m going to have to call Mr. [James] Dolan and say ‘Jeeze, is my number in the rafters or what?'”

Well, said Patrick Ewing.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.