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Casual Hoya 5 hours ago
St. John’s 86, Georgetown 80: Not The Best Week Ever

St. John’s 86, Georgetown 80: Not The Best Week Ever

A few days removed from losing their first ever regular game season to DePaul, Georgetown came out and committed turnover after turnover in losing to St. John’s 86-80 on Saturday afternoon. That’s right. Georgetown lost to DePaul and then St. John’s. Back to back. Rodney Pryor led the Hoyas (14-15, 5-11) with 22 points while LJ Peak added 20 as Georgetown lost its third straight game to remain all alone in ninth place in the BIG EAST. St. John’s (13-16, 7-9) avoided the season sweep at the hands of the Hoyas in large part to turning around their performance from deep. In the...
Casual Hoya 12 hours ago
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Johnnies

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Johnnies

Thanks once again to Rumble in the Garden for keeping us entertained during these troublesome times. So you're doing better than we are in Big East play? How did that happen? Does that speak to some substantive improvements on your end or are we just that terrible? I feel like I should offer you all a proverbial couch and a bit of hope, a foot massage and a shot of rum. Seriously, what the hell is going on over there? But you asked about St. John's, so here goes: Yes. Georgetown is terrible. But consider that the Hoyas are 4-5 since the 0-4 league start? Ok, that's not comforting, but...
Casual Hoya 13 hours ago
Preview: Georgetown vs St. John’s

Preview: Georgetown vs St. John’s

Game 29: Georgetown Hoyas (14-14, 5-10) vs St. John’s Red Storm (12-16, 6-9) Series: St. John’s leads 55-51 Where/When: Madison Square Garden, Saturday noon TV: Fox Regional Networks (MASN2 in DC) KenPom: St. John’s 79-78, 51 percent Line: St. John’s -1 Fresh of its first ever regular season conference loss to DePaul, life goes on for the Hoyas who travel to Madison Square Garden on Saturday to play longtime rivals St. John’s. Georgetown, which blasted St. John’s 83-55 earlier this season, has entered the ‘playing for pride’ portion of its schedule. You never want to be in...
Casual Hoya Feb 23, 2017
View from the Student Section: Sad!

View from the Student Section: Sad!

They were chanting “Fire Thompson” and “J-T-Leave” at the end of this one. What can you get with $2.7 million? You can pay for one full year of Georgetown for 38 students. You can also cover the cost of student season tickets for three years for every single Georgetown undergraduate. Or... you can pay for one season of coaching from a head coach who cannot beat DePaul. As you probably know by now, Georgetown lost to DePaul Wednesday night in a crushing 67-65 defeat after two late free throws from Blue Demons guard Billy Garrett Jr. sealed the Hoyas’ fate. Garrett Jr. led the Blue...
Casual Hoya Feb 22, 2017
ROCK BOTTOM: Georgetown Loses to DePaul 67-65

ROCK BOTTOM: Georgetown Loses to DePaul 67-65

Tonight the Hoyas lost to DePaul at home for the first time since 1991. Let's silence any remaining whispers of post-season play right now. There is no way to sugarcoat the implications of this game, and they extend far beyond the unique result. Georgetown had a 14 point first half lead, a measurable size advantage, and an opponent in significant foul trouble that had not yet won a road game this season. Losing the game is only a small part of the greater picture. The school is losing a generation (or more) of alumni & fans to frustration when their faith and patience are continually...
Casual Hoya Feb 22, 2017
Preview: Georgetown vs DePaul

Preview: Georgetown vs DePaul

Game 28: Georgetown Hoyas (14-13, 5-9) vs DePaul Blue Demons (8-19, 1-13) Series: Hoyas lead 29-7 Where/When: Verizon Center/Wednesday 7pm TV: CBS Sports Network KenPom: Georgetown 79-64, 90 percent Line: Georgetown -13.5 With everything one the line and a week to prepare for Creighton, Georgetown suffered its second most lopsided conference loss of the season. That defeat also took out most of the remaining air in the Hoyas season as the talk shifts from NCAA bubble talk to trying to avoid a second losing season talk. In their last loss Georgetown dropped to 10-2 in games in which LJ...
Casual Hoya Feb 21, 2017
Healthier Hoyas For DePaul?

Healthier Hoyas For DePaul?

Georgetown returns to the court Wednesday night. Georgetown needs a win. More to the point, the Hoyas (14-13, 5-9 Big East) cannot afford a loss to last place DePaul with postseason hoops in mind. Based on what coach John Thompson III said at Tuesday’s media availability, they’ll have more hands on deck for this big game. Depending on what you think of Georgetown when it has more and more options available, that’s either good or hmmm news. Center Bradley Hayes (foot) did not play in Sunday’s 87-70 loss at Creighton Sunday. Guard Tre Campbell (knee) hasn’t dressed since...
Casual Hoya Feb 21, 2017
“Georgetown’s Recent Mediocrity is Not Sustainable for the Long-Term Health of the Conference”

“Georgetown’s Recent Mediocrity is Not Sustainable for the Long-Term Health of the Conference”

Interesting piece from The Comeback today on the origins of the “new” Big East, which should only make things more depressing for Hoyas fans. The entire article is RIGHT HERE, a few Georgetown-related nuggets below: - Georgetown, long a stalwart of the old league along with archrival (and departing) Syracuse, was a top-10 team that previous season - The Hoyas were the lone holdout late in the process of jumping ship back in 2012. - Once Georgetown signed on, however, they continued their leadership role off the court. - The early days of the new conference seemed to indicate a...
Casual Hoya Feb 21, 2017
Hoyas News and Notes for February 21, 2017

Hoyas News and Notes for February 21, 2017

The Hoyas get ready to play DePaul tomorrow (FEEL THE EXCITEMENT) but until then here are a few Hoyas-related news items for you to chew on and wash down with your morning coffee/hemlock. Greg Whittington is back with the defending NBA D-League champs Sioux Falls Skyforce and reunited with Jabril Trawick. Look who is back!Skyforce have acquired Greg Whittington and waived Markeith Cummings.Details ➡ https://t.co/yYfhEKj3ql pic.twitter.com/URDLO4Tffv— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) February 21, 2017 The New Orleans Pelicans are bringing in Hollis Thompson for a...
Casual Hoya Feb 19, 2017
RECAP: Creighton 87, Georgetown 70

RECAP: Creighton 87, Georgetown 70

A loss for the Hoyas, a career-high 35 points for Marcus Foster Well, that was frustrating to watch. If you want to label one thing as the decisive factor in this game, the fact that Georgetown shot only 13% from beyond the arc is an easy scapegoat. However, it was a series of familiar systemic problems with both management and execution that truly put this one out of reach. The last time these two teams met, circumstances were different. Creighton was only in their second game without senior point guard Maurice Watson Jr. and senior forward Zach Hanson was also absent from the lineup. On...
Casual Hoya Feb 19, 2017
Preview: Georgetown at No. 20 Creighton

Preview: Georgetown at No. 20 Creighton

Game 27: Georgetown Hoyas (14-12, 5-8) at No. 20 Creighton Bluejays (21-5, 8-5) Series: Hoyas lead 6-3 Where/When: CenturyLink Center/Sunday 3:30 pm TV: FS1 KenPom: Creighton 82-73, 79 percent Line: Creighton -7 “Opportunities are still there,” Coach John Thompson III said in a media availability on Friday afternoon when asked about the importance of Sunday’s game in Omaha. “There’s still five opportunities. That tune hasn’t changed. Just got to win.” While it’s true that the opportunities are still there, they are quickly disappearing as Georgetown still needs to pad its...
Casual Hoya Feb 17, 2017
Identifying How The Hoyas Can Win Big

Identifying How The Hoyas Can Win Big

I’m not sure what kind of batting average John Thompson III would post in professional baseball. Based on how he typically answers media questions, I suspect he’d be the kind of hitter how would foul off pitch after pitch. No big, violent swings. Not looking to go the other way. Get some singles. Maybe a two-bagger if you leg it out. But mostly aim to make contact, work the pitch count and perhaps annoy the person on the mound. In this analogy, the reporter is the pitcher, which means there’s potential annoyance coming from this end in the form of high heat. Mostly, the plan involves...
Casual Hoya Feb 16, 2017
What Does Georgetown Need to Do to Make the NCAA Tournament?

What Does Georgetown Need to Do to Make the NCAA Tournament?

The obvious answer to this question is WIN GAMES, but we asked resident SB Nation’s resident Bracketologist Chris Dobbertean what his thoughts were on Georgetown’s current NCAA Tournament projection and what the chances are of the Hoyas making the Dance. What are your thoughts on Georgetown’s chances to make the Tournament? Right now, I have Georgetown as my fifth team out, but given the quality of the teams above them, the Hoyas could end up in Tuesday's projection with a win at Creighton on Sunday. While a 14-12 record and RPI ranking hovering around 60 don't do Georgetown any...
Casual Hoya Feb 13, 2017
Hoyas Back In the NCAA Tournament Picture

Hoyas Back In the NCAA Tournament Picture

Here we go again! Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are in the First Four Out in today’s USA Today Bracket Projection. ► First four out: Georgetown, Rhode Island, Clemson, Miami Check out the full bracket RIGHT HERE. Hoyas fall into the “Next Four Out” category in the Bracket Matrix.
Casual Hoya Feb 13, 2017
View from the Student Section: Crushing Marquette

View from the Student Section: Crushing Marquette

It was all smiles Saturday in the student section as Georgetown cruised to victory against the not-so-Golden Eagles. Georgetown’s trio of Rodney Pryor, Jessie Govan, and LJ Peak put on a show at the Verizon Center Saturday, as they combined for 63 points in an 80-62 Hoyas victory over Marquette. The Hoyas grabbed the lead three minutes into the game and maintained it to the final buzzer as Georgetown’s prowess on both sides of the ball propelled them to victory. The defense held its own against Marquette, keeping the less-than-Golden Eagles to 62 points, a total just one point shy of...
Casual Hoya Feb 11, 2017
Georgetown’s Defense: New, Improved, and Definitely not Lazy

Georgetown’s Defense: New, Improved, and Definitely not Lazy

Marquette is one of the better offensive teams in the BIG EAST. They beat No. 1 Villanova. Before that they dropped 102 points on Creighton in victory in Omaha. If you like to live by KenPom stats, they are only behind said Wildcats in offense in the conference. That being said, after Marquette defeated Georgetown at home back on Dec 28 Golden Eagles guard JuJuan Johnson called the Hoyas effort on defense “lazy”. “We had some behind closed door motivation for this game because some stuff going around about defense,” said Georgetown’s Rodney Pryor during the post game press...
Casual Hoya Feb 11, 2017
Three Takeaways: Hoyas Big 3?

Three Takeaways: Hoyas Big 3?

Three thoughts following Georgetown's impressive 80-62 win over Marquette on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center. The Hoyas improved to 14-12 overall, 5-8 in the Big East. The win evened the season series with the Golden Eagles (15-10, 6-7) * Jessie Govan's scoring FTW The sophomore center dazzled with a season-high 23 points, eight rebounds and two 3-pointers. The scoring is notable and not just for this specific performance. During the true blowout portion of the second half I studied his game log. In my head, Govan’s work seemed like something of a barometer for this team. The...
Casual Hoya Feb 11, 2017
Back on Track: Georgetown Beats Marquette Decisively, 80-62

Back on Track: Georgetown Beats Marquette Decisively, 80-62

Big 3 Carry Hoyas’ Offense while Georgetown Clamps Down on Marquette Defensively After a pair of near-misses that had Georgetown veering back toward .500, the Hoyas enjoyed a home-court bounce Saturday, playing energetic defense and riding their big three on offense to a 80-62 victory over Marquette. The win pushes Georgetown to 14-12 overall, 5-8 in the Big East, which is not enough to change the Hoyas’ long-term projection but enough to give the faithful some hope. Getting a rematch against a team that notably called the Hoya defense lazy earlier in the season, Georgetown’s defense...
Casual Hoya Feb 11, 2017
Gray Out: Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles

Gray Out: Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles

Game 26: Georgetown Hoyas (13-12, 4-8) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (15-9, 6-6) Series: Tied 11-11 Where/When: Verizon Center TV: Fox KenPom: Georgetown 80-79, 54 percent Line: Hoyas -2.5 “We still have opportunities in front of us. I’ve said that the last two weeks and it’s still true.” Coach John Thompson III ahead of the Gray Out game against Marquette While the above statement is technically true, it’s nearly past its sell by date. And by definition one could keep saying that opportunities will continue through the final media timeout in the BIG EAST Tournament. After nearly...
Casual Hoya Feb 10, 2017
JT3: Tre Campbell Could Miss Another Week

JT3: Tre Campbell Could Miss Another Week

Georgetown coach John Thompson III limped into the first floor room of the school’s athletic center for his media session Friday afternoon. His knee remains stiff following an accident Monday involving the team’s chartered bus. Despite the bruised knee and awkward gait, Thompson won’t be a gametime decision for Saturday’s home game against Marquette. “‘I’m playing,” Thompson joked. “I might be on the sideline in one of those carts.” The outlook for Tre Campbell, also injured in the bus accident on I-95 outside of Baltimore, is also clear, but opposite. The junior guard...

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    Jessie Govan

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