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Opportunity Missed: Georgetown Falls Just Short against #2 Wisconsin, 68-65

Hoyas suffer first defeat of the season to Badgers despite 29 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera For the second straight day, Georgetown played a ranked opponent to the wire in the Battle 4 Atlantis, whittling tense final minutes down to a decisive final possession. This time, the Hoyas came up just short, falling 68-65 to #2 Wisconsin and missing an opportunity to tie the game as time expired. Still, Georgetown outplayed expectations, leading for much of the second half and playing perhaps its best offense of the season to keep pace with the efficient Badger attack throughout. D'Vauntes...
Casual Hoya Nov 27, 2014

Games That Matter - Thanksgiving Edition

Rankings:ESPN / USA Today: N/A, but soon to be ranked.AP: N/A, but soon to be ranked.RPI: Whatever, the Big East is 39-3.A Series of Random Thoughts - Thanksgiving Edition Oh, hi.  Welcome to the first meaningful game of the season.  Did you enjoy that?  OMG, I THINK MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE.  Thank you, Georgetown, for avenging that heartbreaking 2000 loss to these same Gators.  We won this game, we should've won thatgame, and in both games, the guys in the black and white striped shirts made some pretty unforgivable calls.  But it's fine.  We won.  We're undefeated. ...
Casual Hoya Nov 27, 2014

Undefeated Heart-Attack Juggernaut: Georgetown Pulls Out 66-65 Overtime Thriller over #18 Florida

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera awakens late, hits game-winning jumper to lead Hoyas to thrilling, error-filled win over Gators Holy cow. Georgetown pulled out an exciting, maddening, flawed, and ultimately clutch overtime win over 18th-ranked Florida in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis Wednesday night. The Hoyas alternately seemed determined to outlast their best competition of the season and equally resolved to give the game away. Ultimately, Georgetown emerged from the extra session victorious thanks to the late heroics of of their presumed leader, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who led all...
Casual Hoya Nov 27, 2014

Sleeping With the Enemy: The Badgers of Wisconsin

What, did you think we weren't ready for Wisconsin? Let's do this, Bucky's 5th Quarter! This year's Badgers squad has been picked by many to reach its second consecutive Final Four.  What's it like to deal with such lofty expectations? Personally, I've been doing yoga to calm myself down, trying to limit my media exposure and sticking to the basics like food and water. That seems to be working. Oh. As for the team? They're a tight-knit group and have been for the last year. Losing only one rotation player kept continuity high and the stinging motivation from the last-second loss to...
Casual Hoya Nov 26, 2014

Casual Swag for the Holidays: On Sale Now!

That's right, kids! After years of occupying ourselves with Casual Headbands, Casual Koozies, and CasuALE we are now proud to unveil SB Nation's contribution to the Casual Collection with these Casual Hoya t-shirts! The Casual Gray Shirt makes a great addition to your Gray Out collection! Embrace your love of lunch! The navy blue shirt makes for a wonderful Holiday present for your loved ones! And your hated ones! Just click right here in order to get your 'Lunch' shirt or right here to get your 'Casual' shirt TODAY! In case you're wondering what happens to the cash you fork out...
Casual Hoya Nov 26, 2014

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas (3-0) vs No. 18 Florida Gators (2-1)

Game 4:  Georgetown Hoyas (3-0) vs No. 18 Florida Gators (2-1) Series:  2-2, plus a no contest Where/When:  Imperial Arena, approximately 9:30 PM TV:  AXS TV - good luck with that While the DC area is expecting some sort of Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm your undefeated Georgetown Hoyas are down in Paradise at the Battle 4 Atlantis.  Aside from collecting a $2 million dollar appearance fee, the Hoyas need to pick up a quality win or two before returning to the District. As we know from last season's trip to Puerto Rico, you don't have to necessarily win your first game (Northeastern -...
Casual Hoya Nov 25, 2014

GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL RECAP: Hoyas Send Out Seniors with 21-16 Victory Over Holy Cross

As our focus is squarely on the hardcourt (and I suppose to the soccer field for a bit longer), below is a recap of Georgetown's final football game of the season, a win against dear old Holy Cross. Release from the school: Hoyas Send Out Seniors with 21-16 Victory Over Holy CrossAlec May breaks GU single-season sacks record The Georgetown University football team (3-8, 1-1-5 Patriot League) scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns and the defense stood strong to send the team's 21 seniors out with a 21-16 win over Holy Cross (4-8, 2-4 Patriot League), in the season finale at Multi-Sport...
Casual Hoya Nov 25, 2014

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Gators of Florida

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown take on the Florida Gators in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday night and as usual we're bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us to dish on all things Gators are our best blog friends from the Sunshine State, Alligator Army.  Let's do this! Happy Thanksgiving! Before we get started, are you a turkey guy or a ham guy? Please justify whither selection. In the abstract, I like ham because it's more utilitarian, though turkey does go better with stuffing, my favorite Thanksgiving staple. So: Push? The...
Casual Hoya Nov 24, 2014

The Georgetown Hoyas are Not Quite Yet a Nationally Ranked Powerhouse

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are en route to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis and are nearly a nationally ranked powerhouse. Coaches Poll:#30 AP Poll:N/A CBS Sports Top 25 and One:#25: The Hoyas are undefeated despite subpar play from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. The preseason Big East POY is averaging just 9.0 points per game while shooting 31.8 percent from the field.
Casual Hoya Nov 24, 2014

Hoyas in the NBA: scores, highlights, stats and the schedule for the coming week

It was a rough week for our NBA Hoyas in the win-loss column, but each of the former Hoyas continues to contribute meaningful minutes for their NBA teams despite a couple of knocks to Otto Porter and Roy Hibbert. Stats update Player Minutes Points FG% Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Otto Porter 24.4 8.1 53.7% 3.4 1.1 0.9 0.4 Jeff Green 35.3 18.4 43.3% 5.3 2.2 1.1 0.8 Roy Hibbert 28.4 13.1 47.0% 7.8 1.8 0.2 2.8 Henry Sims 24.2 8.5 47.9% 5.9 1.3 0.8 0.4 Hollis Thompson 28.1 7.8 36.7% 3.2 1.2 1.3 0.4 Greg Monroe 31.5 15.3 48.6% 10.3 2.5 0.5 0.2 Otto Porter - Washington...
Casual Hoya Nov 24, 2014

View from the Student Section

One dancing, cheering Hoya student section regular provides his own view on Saturday's game, which means it's probably partially obscured by the basket and a cutout of Pope Francis' head. Hello, Hoyas fans! A lot of you probably watched today's game on Fox Sports 2, or some questionable streaming service, or maybe even in person, but to me, nothing beats my view from the front row of the student section. No matter how full or empty it is, I try to make it to the front to cheer on my Hoyas, and maybe get on the scoreboard a couple of times by making a complete fool out of myself. I'm hoping...
Casual Hoya Nov 24, 2014

Georgetown Men's Soccer defeats Old Dominion 2-1 in OT, heads to Sweet 16

Freshman Arun Basuljevic scored a goal with 5 seconds left in the 2nd overtime to send the Hoyas to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. #Hoyas game winner by Freshman @ArunBasuljevic against ODU today in the NCAA 2nd round #BuzzerBeater #WeAreGeorgetown pic.twitter.com/bRzjQnlWHI — Georgetown Soccer (@GUHoyasMSoccer) November 23, 2014 The Georgetown Hoyas men's soccer team is headed back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Old Dominion on Sunday at Shaw Field. The Hoyas had to battle back from an early Monarchs lead after Old...
Casual Hoya Nov 22, 2014

Hoyas Whip Colonials 80-66, Improve to 3-0

The Undefeated Juggernaut Hoyas of Georgetown defeated the Robert Morris Colonials in incredibly relaxing fashion on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.  Since our usual recap guru OverTheHilltop decided the care of his children is more important than providing the masses a casual recap, a more formal recap of the festivities follows below courtesy of Georgetown Sports Information Director Mex Carey. I will add, however, that though it has only been three games, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this team so far and am excited. ........................ Smith's Double-Double Paces...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2014

JT3 on L.J. Peak: "He's Similar to Jeff Green"

Since Coach John Thompson III decided to compare Aaron Bowen's contributions to those of Patrick Ewing Jr. after the win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night, I wanted to continue the theme with L.J. Peak. Well in case you weren't already feeling warm and fuzzy enough about the play from the talented freshman forward just two games into his college career, JT3 offered up something that will grab the attention of Hoya faithful everywhere. "I've had many," JT3 said when asked if he's had any other freshman that were as ready as Peak from opening night, particularly on the offensive...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2014

Game Preview: Robert Morris Colonials at Georgetown Hoyas

Game 3:  Georgetown Hoyas (2-0) v Robert Morris (1-2) Series:  Hoyas lead 1-0 Where/When:  Verizon Center, Saturday noon TV:  Fox Sports 2 - a channel some people get, even fewer in HD So what do we know about the Colonials? Robert Morris can go big game hunting. In their last contest against a BIG EAST school, they knocked off St. John's in the first round of the 2014 NIT.  Sure they lost to known Georgetown NCAA punching bag Belmont in the next round but they advanced just as far the Hoyas. Going back even another season, Robert Morris picked up probably its most famous win when...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2014

Georgetown takes on Robert Morris Saturday

The Hoyas welcome their second NEC opponent of the season in their final tune-up before the Battle 4 Atlantis. Your Undefeated Juggernaut Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown look to extend its winning streak to three games on Saturday against the Robert Morris Colonials and, as always, we're bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here to dish on all things Colonials is Ryan Peters, one of the trusted souls over at Big Apple Buckets who, amazingly, knows a heck of a lot about Robert Morris hoops.  For our answers to their questions, click HERE. Let's do...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2014

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Colonials of Robert Morris

Your Undefeated Juggernaut Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown look to extend its winning streak to three games on Saturday against the Robert Morris Colonials and, as always, we're bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here to dish on all things Colonials is Ryan Peters, one of the trusted souls over at Big Apple Buckets who, amazingly, knows a heck of a lot about Robert Morris hoops.  Let's do this! Tell us something about Robert Morris, the institution, that we might find interesting. You're asking me about Robert Morris, the university, when I can...
Casual Hoya Nov 20, 2014

Qasual Questions: Throwdown Thursday

Here are some QQs to help get you through your Thursday until we flip the switch to Robert Morris coverage.  Thanks again to jaygo for helping out. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Is there any reason to be concerned with what we've seen so far from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera? Do you prefer to chat with someone via text or via a phone call? I had some pulled pork sliders at the Phone Booth during the game. What is your go to meal if you have to get dinner at Verizon or any other arena? True or False: If Josh Smith plays the rest of the way like he did against TAMUCC then...
Casual Hoya Nov 19, 2014

The Casual Awards: Welcome Back

NYHoya grabs the keys to the internet's second greatest feature... Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are off and running after two lovely wins against national juggernauts St. Francis (NY) and Texas A&M Corpus-Christi.  More importantly, the second greatest feature on the Internet, The Casual Awards, has returned in all of its marvelous glory.  Why only the second greatest feature on the Internet, you ask?  If you're wondering what literary genius has eclipsed the once and powerful Casual Awards, here's a hint: it's not the Qasual Questions.  The Awards feature on this blog thing is now...
Casual Hoya Nov 18, 2014

Bully Ball: Georgetown Overcomes Slow Star, Overpowers Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 78-62

Joshua Smith bowls his way to double-double, Mikael Hopkins and Aaron Bowen help Hoyas overwhelm upstart Islanders Georgetown overcame a sloppy, listless first half Tuesday night to run over and away from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the second half Tuesday, easing its way to a 78-62 victory. Joshua Smith had his most complete game as a Hoya, putting up 20 points, hauling in 12 rebounds, and generally playing with more energy and activity than in any other game since arriving on the Hilltop. Things were ugly, early for the Hoyas, who couldn't contain the opposing attack. The Islanders were...