Basketball Preview 2015-16

2015-2016 Basketball Preview

2015-2016 Basketball Preview

The Hoya’s Basketball Preview has everything you need to know before the 2015-2016 season. Men’s Basketball Smith-Rivera Returns for Final Season The rumor broke just before lunchtime on March 31. “Hearing not-so-great things about D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera being back at Georgetown next season,” Casual Hoya, a popular SB Nation site, tweeted.[Read More…]

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Senior forward Ki-Ke Rafiu played in 38 games over three seasons before retiring due to a series of persistent leg and knee injuries.

Basketball Preview | Rafiu Plays Important Role off the Court

  Senior forward Ki-Ke Rafiu has faced a tumultuous career for the Georgetown women’s basketball team. In her freshman season, she played in 26 of 31 games, scoring 36 points and grabbing 39 rebounds. The Hoyas, led by current WNBA player Sugar Rodgers (COL ’13), won 15 games against a[Read More…]

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Basketball Preview | Top 25 Matchups Headline Nonconference Schedule

Basketball Preview | Top 25 Matchups Headline Nonconference Schedule

The Georgetown men’s basketball team has historically enjoyed a relatively easy out-of-conference schedule in its first few games. Teams such as St. Francis Brooklyn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Robert Morris presented little challenge last season. The Hoyas routed each team by a margin of at least 15 points, quickly building[Read More…]

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Jessie Govan averaged 8.25 points per game in Italy.

Basketball Preview | Govan, Derrickson Expected to Contribute Immediately for Hoyas in Debut Seasons

On a team led by senior guard and co-captain D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and four talented sophomores, it would be easy to overlook this year’s freshman class. The sophomore class, which ESPN ranked as the seventh-best recruiting class in the country last year, will be one of the focal points of the[Read More…]

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Basketball Preview | Inconsistency Plagued Hoyas in a Frustrating 2014-15 Campaign

Basketball Preview | Inconsistency Plagued Hoyas in a Frustrating 2014-15 Campaign

Every time members of the Georgetown women’s basketball team stepped onto the court last season, they battled far more than just the opposing team. Obstacles past and present combined, resulting in a 4-27 record for the Hoyas and a last-place finish in the Big East. The Hoyas were playing under[Read More…]

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Head Coach John Thompson III led Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007, but the Hoyas have not reached the Sweet 16 since that year.

Basketball Preview | NCAA Tournament Upsets Remain Unlikely

  At the start of last season’s NCAA tournament, many pundits predicted No. 13 seed Eastern Washington would upset No. 4 seed Georgetown in the first round of March Madness. “You got Georgetown sitting in there, they’re dying to be upset based on the way they played in the Big[Read More…]

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Senior guard Katie McCormick led Georgetown with 53 three-pointers made last year.

Basketball Preview | Continuity Benefits Hoyas

The Georgetown women’s basketball team enters this season with a unique advantage: the team did not lose any players to graduation after last season, returning the six players who played more than 20 minutes per game and adding two freshmen and two transfers. Without any seniors on the roster last[Read More…]

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D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 15 points against Syracuse on March 9, 2013.

Basketball Preview | After Big East Split, a Rivalry Renewed

A half-court, desperate heave at the buzzer: That is how the rivalry that helped define the Big East as a premier conference ended. In the 2013 Big East tournament semifinals, the end of the old Big East was imminent, and first-seeded Georgetown and fifth-seeded Syracuse were slated to face off[Read More…]

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Women’s Big East Preview

1. DePaul The reigning Big East tournament champions are this year’s preseason favorites to retain the title in 2015-2016. The Blue Demons fell in the NCAA tournament to eventual runner-up Notre Dame, but were the only Big East squad to win a game in the Big Dance. Three players — senior[Read More…]

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Basketball Preview | Men’s Big East Preview

1. Villanova Villanova won the last two Big East regular season titles — with a combined record of 32-4 in the conference during that span — and is widely expected to continue its dominant run this year. Undersized in the frontcourt, the Wildcats will rely heavily on a few talented guards.[Read More…]

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