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Washington Post Mar 4, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera explains his new look

Georgetown junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s homecoming was sweet, with the Hoyas knocking off No. 21 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday.“My family came out to see me and it was great,” Smith-Rivera, who played three years of high school basketball in Indianapolis, said after the game. “I know most of these people in here, so it was great to come out here and get a win.”Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 3, 2015

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads Georgetown to road victory over Butler

INDIANAPOLIS — Not even senior night at one of the most menacing venues for opponents could come close to rattling D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who has made a habit out of rescuing the Georgetown men’s basketball team.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 2, 2015

Hoyas head to Butler with a chance for a signature victory

When Big East men’s basketball coaches predictably selected Villanova as the preseason favorite back in October, Georgetown players said at the time they belonged in the conversation, too. For much of the season, in one of the most grueling conferences in the country, the Hoyas were accurate.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 28, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas don’t heed their advice in loss to St. John’s

NEW YORK — Members of the Georgetown men’s basketball team cautioned in the days leading to their game against St. John’s about the perils of failing to match their opponent’s spirit and precision, particularly in the opening stages. It was going to be Senior Day at Madison Square Garden, and on top of that, the Red Storm was bent on adding a quality win to its borderline NCAA tournament résumé.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 27, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas hope to ride momentum vs. St. John's

At this time last season, the Georgetown men’s basketball team was facing long odds with regard to its NCAA tournament hopes. Circumstances for the Hoyas are far more promising these days following a three-game winning streak that has them in second place in the Big East and ensured of a bye in the conference tournament.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 21, 2015

Georgetown holds off DePaul to earn third consecutive win

There was little that came easy for the Georgetown men’s basketball team during its 68-63 victory over DePaul on Saturday night, but the Hoyas survived, and that’s really all that matters as far as postseason aspirations are concerned.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 20, 2015

Georgetown focused only on regular season, not NCAA tournament chances

Amid the grind of the Big East schedule, Georgetown men’s basketball Coach John Thompson III does not allow himself to peek ahead even with only four games left in the regular season. To the questions of conference and NCAA tournament seeding, Thompson instead offers the frequent response that if his charges take care of enough in front of them, then all of those bigger-picture aspirations will fall into place.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 20, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Adele, Drake and Luke Wilson will be at Saturday’s Georgetown game*

Live from D.C., it’s Saturday Night!D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and the Hoyas won’t be the main attraction when Georgetown hosts DePaul on Saturday at the Verizon Center. That distinction belongs to Adele, Drake and the rest of the star-studded lineup that will be on hand for a rare Saturday night home game.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 18, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Georgetown tifo of John Thompson celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘The Sweater Game’

The Georgetown Stonewalls — a die-hard group of Hoyas supporters who sit in Section 118 at Verizon Center — celebrated the 30th anniversary of “The Sweater Game” before Georgetown’s 79-57 win over St. John’s on Tuesday.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 17, 2015

Balanced Georgetown handles St. John’s, 79-57

Isaac Copeland collected a pass from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera at the top of the three-point arc early in the second half Tuesday night and briefly examined his options. St. John’s guard D’Angelo Harrison was in front of Georgetown’s freshman forward, so Copeland had the size advantage for an unobstructed three-point attempt.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 17, 2015

George Washington likely to miss NCAA tournament barring A-10 tourney run; Hoyas, Terps still look good

When it comes to NCAA tournament profiles, not all losses are created equal. Some are merely missed opportunities, wins that would serve as Selection Sunday insurance, but coverage certain squads can afford to live without. Others can be pin pricks, slowly bleeding air from bubble hopes, but reparable with a key win or two. Then there’s a loss such as the George Washington Colonials suffered at Duquesne last Wednesday. That 16-point drubbing at the hands of the 247th-ranked RPI team was a virtual flaming guillotine crashing down on the Colonials’ NCAA tournament hopes.Read full article...
Washington Post Feb 16, 2015

Georgetown’s Joshua Smith, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor among candidates for first Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

Last year, it would have been more apt to nominate Joshua Smith for an award named after Al Bundy than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That’s because, after the center was dismissed from the Georgetown men’s basketball team for poor grades, he went from the hardwood to selling women’s shoes, a la the “Married with Children” star. Well, let’s just say Smith has rebounded nicely.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 16, 2015

Hoyas have what it takes

Several weeks ago following a discussion with the media about his team’s NCAA tournament standing, Georgetown men’s basketball Coach John Thompson III decided to examine the Hoyas’ credentials a bit closer. What he saw was a highly favorable Ratings Percentage Index in the low 20s and a strength-of-schedule among the top three in the country.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 13, 2015

NCAA men’s lacrosse 2015: Previewing the D.C. region

Area men’s lacrosse previewsGEORGETOWN 2014 record: 4-10 overall, 1-5 Big East.Coach: Kevin Warne, third season (10-19 at Georgetown and overall). Players to watch (2014 stats): MF Peter Conley, Soph. (24 goals, 13 assists); D Bryson Greene, Sr. (14 caused turnovers); A Bo Stafford, Sr. (13 goals, 18 assists).Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 13, 2015

DC Sports Bog: VCU and George Washington should decide Atlantic 11 rematch with a dance-off

Virginia passed its first test without Justin Anderson, Maryland snapped out of its recent funk with a thrilling home win over Indiana and Georgetown left no doubt with a blowout win at Seton Hall.But this week’s biggest winner in the Atlantic 11 — a reader poll of the top men’s basketball teams among the 27 Division I schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia — is Virginia nursing student Cammy Leech, who somehow lost a dance-off during the Cavaliers’ win over Louisville last Saturday. She’s ‘very interested’ in a rematch.Read full article >>

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