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Sleeping with the Enemy: The Friars of Providence

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back in ball against Big East rival Providence and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent. Here with us again is our buddy The Warrior Friar, who you need to be following on twitter for all of your Friar needs and can find on Cox Hub. Let's do this! 1) Friars! What the hell has happened to you guys in the past few weeks? Weren't you like a top 10 team? What gives? Any less shine on that Ed Cooley statue that you want to build?I think this gif sums up everyone's reaction...
Casual Hoya Feb 11, 2016

Recruiting Update: Class of '16 PF Taurean Thompson

Potential Hoya: Taurean Thompson Georgetown's basketball program is traditionally known for its big men. This season, senior Bradley Hayes has enjoyed a breakout season, exceeding any reasonable expectations. However, Hayes's impending graduation means that there will be room for another big man on campus starting next season. Taurean Thompson, a New York City native who is currently attending Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, is one of the top available prospects in his class. Could he become Georgetown's next big man? Basic Information: Height: 6'9" Weight: 220 pounds Year: High school...
Casual Hoya Feb 10, 2016

Prediction Time! How will the rest of the season play out for Georgetown?

The Hoyas are currently 14-11 and 7-5 in the Big East with 6 games to play. How will the rest of the season play out? This morning, I got a text message from our old pal JGD. It read, "Alright, you've seen it all. Give me you ultimate prediction for the season." (I cleaned it up a bit.) What followed was a 30 minute, 30+ text message exchange that got dark in spots, even darker in others, and ended with the same confidence in our answers as before (read: none). I posed the question to the rest of the Casual Hoya "braintrust" and here are the results. Chris Haines First, let's start with...
Casual Hoya Feb 10, 2016

The Casual Awards: St John's is the Arby's of College Basketball Teams

ARBY'S IS TERRIBLE, IN CASE YOU WERE CONFUSED BY THIS TITLE Hey sports fans.  We're back.  While you were secretly rooting for a general election among OLD NEW YORK CITY WHITE GUYS (why hello there, Bernie, Donald, and Mike), we were watching our Hoyas, along with those other 25 people at the Verizon Center, run past the Johnnies and TOTALLY GIVE US A GLIMMER OF HOPE.  Before we turn the page to a revenge game against Providence, we celebrate and vilify those most deserving.  Away we go.... Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award: Jabril Trawick, Emeritus Loveee ain't it.. Feels...
Casual Hoya Feb 8, 2016

A Glimmer of Hope: Georgetown Ends 3-Game Losing Streak with 92-67 Blowout of St. John's

Three Hoyas top 20 points in runaway win. Georgetown seized its last surefire win Monday night, pounding hapless St. John's almost from the jump en route to an easy 92-67 win. The Red Storm are one of the worst teams that the Hoyas have faced this year, but Georgetown still came out running, pushing, and slashing, freeing up easy shots at the rim and wide open perimeter jumpers. Three Hoyas scored 20 or more points, most notably Isaac Copeland, who scored a career-high 23 points, his third straight game in double figures after a bad sophomore slump. St. John's has cured whatever ailed its...
Casual Hoya Feb 7, 2016

Brick(ed) City: Pirates Sink Hoyas, 69-61

Foul trouble and turnovers. Then more foul trouble and more turnovers. Has anyone ever sincerely uttered the words, "What a lovely night in Newark!" Likely not, and tonight at The Rock was not going to be the exception. The shooting was abysmal, the defense was inconsistent, the final result was painfully familiar: your Georgetown Hoyas lost to the Seton Hall Pirates this evening, falling to 6-5 in Big East play. After getting intentionally bopped on the head by Riyan Williams (a la Trawick) during pregame warmups, L.J. Peak got off to a hot shooting start, tallying three 3-pointers in the...
Casual Hoya Feb 6, 2016

Slip Slidin' Away: Too Little, Too Late Once Again; Hoyas Lose at Seton Hall, 81-69

A Casual Attempt at a Precap of Tonight's Critical Game in New Jersey On 80s night in Newark, the Hoyas simply couldn't turn back the clock against the now surging Pirates.  On the 100th meeting between these long-time Big East foes, Georgetown failed to deliver in what was probably a virtual elimination game as the team enters the final few weeks of conference play.  To no one's surprise, the usual problems - turnovers, defensive rebounding, and free throw disparity - all contributed to Georgetown's less-than-stellar evening. Donning old-school uniforms, Seton Hall energized its fired-up...
Casual Hoya Feb 5, 2016

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Pirates of Seton Hall

Your Somewhat Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown take on the Pirates of Seton Hall on Saturday night and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us is our internet bro @CerasolisGhost of SHUHoops.com, your trusted source for all of your Seton Hall desires. Let's do this! This Seton Hall team looks...not terrible this season. What has been the key to the Hall's relative success so far? If I had to key in on one thing, it  would be this that this is a young team: Not a single kid on the roster was in...
Casual Hoya Feb 2, 2016

Groundhog Day: Georgetown Can't Defend, Loses at Butler, 87-76

Hoyas give up 52 percent shooting, 38 free throws in one-sided loss to Bulldogs. Three nights after trailing for 36 minutes en route to losing a game they probably needed to win, your once-mighty Georgetown Hoyas trailed for 36 minutes en route to losing a game they definitely needed to win.  The latter game was a 87-76 loss at Butler Tuesday night. Georgetown's defense was crap, as it has been since the lethargic, season-opening loss against Radford. Butler's point total was the largest given up by Georgetown this season, a high bar, given that the Hoyas have let their opponents score at...
Casual Hoya Feb 2, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas at Butler Bulldogs

Game 23: Georgetown (13-9, 6-3) vs Butler Bulldogs (14-7, 36) "We're at the halfway point, so there is a whole lot of basketball left to be played." - Coach John Thompson III, after Georgetown's loss to Providence Saturday night Series: Hoyas lead 5-1, including 4-0 in league play Where/When: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Tuesday 7PM TV: FS1 Line: Butler -5 While technically it's true that the Hoyas are just halfway through their BIG EAST slate of games with a record of 6-3 it's a bit misleading as they haven't gone through the true round robin.  Instead of playing each of the league...
Casual Hoya Feb 2, 2016

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bulldogs of Butler

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown begin its run towards an UNDEFEATED FEBRUARY with a trip to Indiana and as usual THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON is bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent. Here with us is @ButlerVictory, our go-to twitter guy for dropping Butler knowledge.  Let's do this! Butler! How are things going in your neck of the woods?First off, why do you care what I think?! When the top thing on the resume is "former blogger" you might be asking the wrong guy, but I digress. Yeah things aren't exactly rainbows and unicorns at the moment, but I suppose...
Casual Hoya Feb 1, 2016

View from the Student Section: Providence

Experience Saturday's game from one fan stuffed into a more packed than usual crowd. Georgetown struggled and endured as long as it could against the Friars of Providence, but fell just short in a 73-69 defeat in a pivotal home matchup. LJ Peak contributed 19 points off the bench and center Bradley Hayes flexed his way to a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but it was not enough to contain coach Ed Cooley's Friars squad. Providence guard (and future NBA lottery pick) Kris Dunn as well as big man Ben Bentil combined for 52 of Providence's 73 points, with each one scoring 26...
Casual Hoya Jan 30, 2016

Georgetown Falls to #10 Providence, 73-69

Hoyas struggle to generate half-court offense, can't slow down Providence stars, suffer another frustrating loss. Georgetown played just well enough to lose closely Saturday, dropping a disappointing home game to #10 Providence, 73-69. The Hoyas trailed for nearly the entire game as Friar stars Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil domainated, combining for 52 points. The occasional run brought Georgetown back into the game, but stagnant offense, poor outside shooting, and porous defensive rebounding all kept the lead just beyond the Hoyas' grasp. In addition to exemplifying most of what's gone wrong...
Casual Hoya Jan 29, 2016

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Friars of Providence

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back in ball against Big East rival Providence and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent. Here with us again is our buddy The Warrior Friar, who you need to be following on twitter for all of your Friar needs and can find on Cox Hub.  Let's do this! Friars! Things going as you expected so far this season?I expected us to be undefeated at this point so I think we can probably call it a season right? It's just downhill from here.In all seriousness things have exceeded...
Casual Hoya Jan 28, 2016

Recruiting Update: Class of '17 PG Chris Lykes

Potential Hoya: Chris Lykes Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III has had a lot of success as a recruiter, but one area in which the Hoyas have struggled in recent years is in recruiting athletic guards. Chris Lykes, a 5-foot-8 sparkplug from Washington, D.C., is a potential target who could change that trend. Basic Information: Height: 5'8" Weight: 155 pounds Year: High school junior School: Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) Recruiting Profile: Class of 2017 ESPN: 4-star recruit, not in the ESPN Top 100 Rivals: 3-star recruit, not in the Rivals150 247Sports: 3-star...
Casual Hoya Jan 27, 2016

Was Georgetown's Win Over Creighton Its Greatest Comeback Ever?

Once the dust had settled a bit from last night's crazy 74-73 comeback win over Creighton and the transcribing from the great post-game press conference highlighted by John Thompson Jr was complete, it was became time to try and determine the last time the Hoyas had pulled such a large late game rabbit out of their hat. After first drawing a blank, only thinking of failed attempts, I remembered a game at West Virginia from the glorious Allen Iverson days. In digging a little bit deeper on the internet it seems as though such a game did happen on Dec. 2, 1995 in what was the Mountaineers...
Casual Hoya Jan 27, 2016

View from Press Row: John Thompson Steals Show At Postgame Presser

"Last two games have been terrible you can tell the fucking commissioner and everybody else in the Big East that I said that": John Thompson Jr with an impromptu cameo during the Hoyas press conference Expect the unexpected:  We saw a lot of things happen tonight outside of the normal parameters of what you would expect from Georgetown and for the most part it worked when it needed to work. Legacy: Trey Mourning came off the bench towards the end of the first half to spark an 8-0 run that saw the Hoyas take a 32-31 advantage into the break.  Mourning scored six of those points as the...
Casual Hoya Jan 27, 2016

View from the Student Section: Creighton

It's a miracle! You still don't believe it, don't you? Enjoy the thrill of victory once more with Casual's student correspondent. "I have to leave at 8:35, no matter what," I said to myself Tuesday morning as I planned out my busy Tuesday evening. And at 8:35, I left the Verizon Center. The Hoyas had fought back from down 70-59 with 2:34 to go and made it a 71-66 game when my phone buzzed to tell me that my Uber had arrived. I had no choice. I have one leadership position on campus and it's with the Quiz Bowl club. We had a huge practice 25 minutes later with new members and with a...
Casual Hoya Jan 27, 2016

The Casual Awards - Crieghton II - Someone Check on Rich Chvotkin

THAT. JUST. HAPPENED. HOLY SHIT. While you were waiting patiently for the Virginia Department of Transportation to plow the freaking snow off your street, we were curling up next to a pint of Ben and Jerry's peanut butter cup ice cream and a glass of Macallan 12 FTW.  Before we turn the page to Krissy Dunn and the Friars in a battle for second place in the conference, we celebrate and vilify those most deserving on a night in which your favorite basketball team SAVED ITS SEASON in one of the most epic and improbable come-from-behind victories of the JTIII era. Let's do the...
Casual Hoya Jan 26, 2016

Georgetown Mounts Miracle Comeback to Beat Creighton, 74-73

Hoyas salvage a seemingly lost cause with thrilling game-ending run, move to 6-2 in Big East play. After nearly an entire game of frustrating, uneven, foul-plagued play, Georgetown played the last two and a half minutes against Creighton with great vengeance and furious anger, closing on a 15-3 run that was just enough to pull out a 74-73 victory. With the scintillating finish, Georgetown snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, a mirror image of Saturday, when the Hoyas fumbled away the chance at a road win at UConn. The Hoyas needed a win tonight to keep their slim NCAA Tournament odds...