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Casual Hoya Dec 1, 2016
View from the Student Section: Coppin State

View from the Student Section: Coppin State

Good seats were still available for this one! If the Hoyas win a game and no one’s there to see it, does it still count as a win? Georgetown pulled off an easy blowout victory of the visiting Coppin State, winning 96-44 in front of a few dozen students and a few thousand total spectators. The Hoyas put the game away early with a 29-5 run in an eight-minute span and remained aggressive throughout, piling on the points until the final buzzer. Rodney Pryor led the way in scoring, dropping an incredibly efficient 30 points in just 16 minutes on the court by shooting 10-13 from the field...
Casual Hoya Nov 30, 2016

Now That's More Like It: Georgetown Blows Out Coppin State, 96-44

Hoyas sustain full-court energy in runaway win over Eagles. Georgetown took care of business Wednesday night, blowing the doors off of lowly Coppin State en route to a comfortable 96-44 win.  Rodney Pryor scored 30 points to lead Georgetown, his fourth time eclipsing 25 in eight games as a Hoya. But the story of the game was the sustained energy with which Georgetown played. The Hoyas' full-court press forced the issue early, generating Coppin State turnovers that resulted in easy fast-break baskets.  A lively Georgetown half-court offense created looks on the perimeter and at the rim,...
Casual Hoya Nov 30, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown vs Coppin State

Game 8: Georgetown Hoyas (3-4) vs Coppin State Eagles (0-8) Series: First Meting Where/When: Verizon Center, Wednesday 630PM EST TV: Fox Sports Networks (MASN2 in DC) Line: N/A KenPom: Hoyas 85-61, 99 percent Georgetown will be able to complete its MEAC Bingo card on Wednesday night when they face Coppin State for the first time. Up until now the Eagles had been the lone MEAC school to never face the Hoyas. This is the third of five 6:30 PM home starts this season and the first to allow fans into the Verizon Center for simply retweeting something from the University. Unless Coppin...
Casual Hoya Nov 27, 2016

Last Man Standig: Four Takeaways From Latest Hoyas Win

VERIZON CENTER — Four thoughts following Georgetown's 85-72 over Howard Sunday afternoon, a victory that came after concluding the Maui Invitational with two lopsided losses. * Winning trumps losing, but not all W's are created equal. The Hoyas (3-4) led 16-0 just over four minutes into the game. Impressive start? Oh, yeah, but things were rather meh from there. The lead grew to 19 at 37-18 with under eight minutes left in the first half. That's a fact. Howard (0-5) played with more energy and aggression after that strong start by Georgetown. Maybe that's not a fact, but that's a fair...
Casual Hoya Nov 27, 2016

Georgetown beat Howard 85-72 today for the reasons you'd expect

Hoyas come out hot, trudge through rest of listless win over Bison. The Georgetown Hoyas beat the lowly Howard Bison 85-72 in sleepy Sunday afternoon affair that lacked the passion or fight that one might expect after a humiliating end to Georgetown's performance in the Maui Invitational earlier this week. The Hoyas started red-hot, running up a 17-0 lead on the Bison thanks to an aggressive press that forced several early turnovers, which Georgetown converted into easy baskets in the opening minutes. But from there, Howard was more than Georgetown's equal.  Ultimately, Georgetown played...
Casual Hoya Nov 26, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown vs. Howard

The Hoyas return to action against the mighty Bison of Howard on Sunday. Press Release from Georgetown’s Sports Info Director Mex Carey: Georgetown Returns Home to Face Howard on Sunday at Verizon Center WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men’s basketball team is back in action on Sunday, Nov. 27, hosting local rival Howard at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. The game will be shown live on FS1, with Brian Curtin calling the play-by-play, and Donny Marshall serving as the color analyst. The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard locally on 106.7 FM The...
Casual Hoya Nov 26, 2016

Letter to the Editor: ‘Georgetown: New Big East Standard-Bearer, or Pallbearer?’

Georgetown: New Big East Standard-Bearer, or Pallbearer? By: Gimme Shelton OK, that headline doesn't really make sense. But then again, neither do any of JT3's increasingly inane, self-serving post-game comments and excuses. The fact is that the men's basketball conference has flourished since the founding of the New Big East prior to the 2013-2104 season - DESPITE our Hoyas, the New Big East's supposed flagship program, having fallen flat on their collective faces during that time. Just how badly have the Hoyas failed our NBE-brethren since the formation of the league? Sadly, the...
Casual Hoya Nov 25, 2016

Top 10 Candidates to be the Next Head Coach of Georgetown

With signs thus far pointing to yet another disappointing season for your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown and the team mired in a 4-14 tailspin over its last 18 games, here’s a look at 10 potential candidates to be the next head coach should the program decide to move on from John Thompson III. In no particular order of preference: Kevin Keatts - Longtime Hargrave Military head coach before studying under Rick Pitino for a few years. His team's play relentlessly and press. Prioritizes depth and conditioning. Given his roots, likely a strong recruiter once he moves up a level. Keatts took...
Casual Hoya Nov 24, 2016

JT3 speaks after Hoyas crumble in Maui

There wasn’t anything to give thanks for in Georgetown’s latest loss other than that the NCAA didn’t suddenly pass a new rule that extended games beyond the usual 40 minutes. Coach John Thompson III’s evening was extended by a few minutes as he addressed the Maui Invitational media. Based on the official transcript, there were only two questions asked and no players present. Q. Just looking at the box score, it looks like turnovers were the story of the day. COACH THOMPSON: Yeah, it was. You know, yesterday rebounding was the story of the game. You know, we did a little better job...
Casual Hoya Nov 23, 2016

At least we have our health: Oklahoma State 97, Georgetown 70

Georgetown sinks to new lows in sloppy, dispiriting blowout loss to Cowboys. None of us has much energy or insight to describe the latest embarrassment of Georgetown basketball, least of all me. I could get into the Xs and Os, about how the Hoyas turned the ball over 28 times, the most in program history since 1999, or about how listless they looked on defense and on the glass en route to getting blown out by unranked Oklahoma State, 97-70. I could try to describe the fan base's collective psyche--enraged, damaged, or disengaged long ago. I could spin some personal yarn about how, shortly...
Casual Hoya Nov 23, 2016

Georgetown now 4-14 in Last 18 Games

Georgetown was historically sloppy in falling to Oklahoma State in the Third Place Game of the Maui Invitational on Thanksgiving Eve. The loss brings the Hoyas record to 2-4 which is the worst mark for a Georgetown team after six games since 1971. The struggles on the court aren’t new as last season ended in disappointing fashion with Georgetown missing the postseason for the first time since 2004. Going back to last season, John Thompson III’s Hoyas have gone just 4-14 over their last 18 games. This is the second worst 18 game stretch in the modern era of Georgetown hoops which we...
Casual Hoya Nov 23, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown vs Oklahoma State

Game 6: Georgetown Hoyas (2-3) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-1) Series: First Meting Where/When: Lahaina Civic Center, Wednesday 730PM EST TV: ESPN2 Line: Hoyas -1 KenPom: Hoyas 83-80, 60 percent We have to get some guys that understand that it’s not just about points and minutes and care about all aspects of the game. – Coach John Thompson III after Georgetown’s loss to Wisconsin in Maui JT3 has never been one to specifically call out his players but the above quote is about as close as you are going to get out of him publicly. That’s what getting outrebounded 50-21 and...
Casual Hoya Nov 22, 2016

Badgered: Georgetown Gets Clobbered on the Boards, Beaten by #15 Wisconsin, 73-57

Dead-legged Hoyas can't defend or score in the half court en route to semifinal loss in Maui Invitational. At least Richie Tenenbaum was there. Luke Wilson's appearance at the semifinal of the Maui Invitational between Georgetown and Wisconsin probably was the bright spot of the Badgers' 73-57 physical and tactical beatdown of the Hoyas Tuesday night. Wisconsin grabbed 29 more rebounds than Georgetown, including plus-19 on the offensive glass, which the Badgers turned into an 18-point second-chance point advantage over the out-hustled and hapless Hoyas. Georgetown failed to make up that...
Casual Hoya Nov 22, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown vs. Wisconsin

Game 5: Georgetown Hoyas (2-2) vs No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (3-1) Series: Series tied 2-2 Where/When: Lahaina Civic Center, Tuesday 8PM EST TV: ESPN2 Line: N/A KenPom: 65 percent Wisconsin win, 70-65 We needed that. That’s my opening statement. – JT3 after Georgetown defeated Oregon 65-61 to avoid back-to-back 1-3 starts You can pretty much always count on Georgetown picking up at least one quality win in these early season tournaments and this year will be no different as the Hoyas held on for dear life and finished off No. 13 Oregon on Monday afternoon. Rodney Pryor and LJ Peak...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2016

All It’s Quacked Up To Be: Hoyas Take Down Ducks, 65-61

Georgetown put together an excellent first half, avoided 2nd half collapse. Your Georgetown Hoyas hung on to win 65-61 over the Oregon Ducks tonight, pulling off an improbable upset over the likely Pac-12 Conference Champions. The team was 4,765 miles from home in Maui and it for half of today's game it looked as though all of the their psychological baggage had been left on the mainland. The Maui Invitiational is a high-level tournament that features top college teams every year. The team's first opponent on the island was niether an arsenic-laced cupcake like Arkansas State, nor a...
Casual Hoya Nov 21, 2016

Hoyas Receive Zero Votes in Rigged AP Top 25 Poll

Rigged! RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Kentucky (40) 4-0 1,494 2 Villanova (20) 5-0 1,469 3 Indiana (1) 3-0 1,348 4 North Carolina 4-0 1,319 5 Kansas 2-1 1,284 6 Duke 4-1 1,253 7 Virginia 3-0 1,126 8 Arizona 3-0 1,066 9 Xavier 5-0 1,039 10 Louisville 3-0 893 11 Gonzaga 3-0 816 12 Creighton 4-0 716 12 Oregon 2-1 716 14 UCLA 4-0 681 15 Saint Mary's 3-0 665 16 Wisconsin 2-1 623 17 Syracuse 3-0 576 18 Purdue 2-1 571 19 West Virginia 3-0 466 20 Baylor 3-0 326 21 Iowa State 3-0 283 22 Texas 3-0 237 23 Rhode Island 4-1 198 ...
Casual Hoya Nov 20, 2016

Game Preview: Georgetown vs. Oregon

Game 4: Georgetown Hoyas (1-2) vs No. 4 Oregon Ducks (2-1) Series: Ducks lead 2-1 Where/When: Lahaina Civic Center, Monday 4PM EST TV: ESPN2 Line: N/A…probably because of Dillon Brooks KenPom: 69 percent Oregon win, 76-71 Not that there is ever a bad time to head out to Maui, but after starting the season 1-2 for the third time in four seasons, Georgetown gets the opportunity to regroup about as far away from home as possible. That’s a good thing as the team was serenaded with chants of “Fire Thompson” on campus in its last outing. Right off the bat the Hoyas get the chance...
Casual Hoya Nov 19, 2016

Chris Wright on the Hoyas: “Sh-t is Getting Out of Hand”

Former Hoya point guard Chris Wright on the current state of the Hoyas: How can you blame them, shit is getting out of hand! They should be mad/embarrassed I know I am. https://t.co/071mEnMX99— Chris Wright (@SELF_MADEest89) November 19, 2016 By not acknowledging our current situation doesn't do anything to help change things. I'm all about the Hoyas but this is not what's we are.— Chris Wright (@SELF_MADEest89) November 19, 2016 Jt3 is my guy, system or not players gotta play. https://t.co/uZTOSItR6d— Chris Wright (@SELF_MADEest89) November 19, 2016 Players gotta...
Casual Hoya Nov 18, 2016

Georgetown paid Arkansas State $95,000 to get their butts kicked at home

Talk about adding insult to injury! The Georgetown Hoyas not only lost its game on Thursday night to Arkansas State by a 78-72 margin, but Georgetown will also still have to pay Arkansas State $95,000 for the privilege. Casual Hoya can officially confirm this, having obtained a copy of the contract through a Freedom of Information Act request to Arkansas State University. This contract includes a guarantee fee of $95,000 that Georgetown promised to Arkansas State regardless of result in the event the game was played. Georgetown will have to pay Arkansas State within a...
Casual Hoya Nov 17, 2016

Game Preview: Arkansas State at Georgetown

Game 3: Georgetown Hoyas (1-1) vs Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-1) Series: First ever meeting Where/When: McDonough Arena, Thursday 6:30 PM TV: FS1 Line: Hoyas -23 Georgetown gets an immediate chance to bounce back from one of the more disappointing losses you can possibly have so early in the season by taking on Arkansas State in the first regular season game at McDonough since 2009. The good news is that Old Dominion isn’t in town and the likelihood of a blizzard is nonexistent. Just as we saw last season, it’s really hard to beat even average teams when LJ Peak is glued to the...

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