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Fresh Faces

Fresh Faces

For the first time in at least two years, Georgetown can no longer be described as “young.” Still, the two rookies who join the Hoyas this fall — junior transfer junior center Josh Smith, having played one and a half seasons at UCLA, doesn’t quite count — have generated excitement even before[Read More…]

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Storybook Season Ends Prematurely

Storybook Season Ends Prematurely

Entering the season unranked, Georgetown exceeded expectations by winning a share of the Big East title and earning a No. 2 seed in the Big Dance. But a first-round loss to 15th-seeded FGCU further cemented the Hoyas’pattern of early exits. After losing stars Jason Clark, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson to graduation and hopes[Read More…]

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The Return of Big Man U

The Return of Big Man U

With Josh Smith cleared, the Hoyas’ frontcourt just got a lot scarier. When Georgetown landed the services of troubled UCLA center Josh Smith in a transfer in January, it was widely understood as a long-term investment. Smith wasn’t anywhere near ideal playing shape — most estimates put him at close[Read More…]

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Big East Finds New Home

Big East Finds New Home

The new basketball conference needed a TV partner. Fox Sports 1 needed programming. A perfect match? When longtime Big East mainstays such as West Virginia, Syracuse and Pittsburgh bolted for more financially stable conferences driven by bigger football markets, it was clear that the conference’s days were numbered. At least[Read More…]

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Middle of the Pack: Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Middle of the Pack: Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Although the revamped Big East lost its two powerhouses in Notre Dame and Connecticut and contains no teams in the top 25 of the Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the new conference includes four teams that made it to last year’s NCAA tournament . The Big East’s coaches backed DePaul to take[Read More…]

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Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

The 2013-2014 season is a time of new beginnings for the Georgetown women’s basketball team, which is coming off a disappointing 15-16 campaign. Last year, the Blue and Gray were hampered by injuries and struggled in the Big East, sputtering to a 5-11 conference record. But this year’s team is[Read More…]

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Dominating the Boards

Dominating the Boards

Going into her junior season, forward Andrea White was relatively unknown. In her first two seasons, she averaged less than 10 minutes of playing time and two points per game, failing to ever make the starting five. She was a role player on a team filled with stars such as[Read More…]

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Back and Better Than Ever

Back and Better Than Ever

During the second half of a Feb. 2 Big East game at Louisville last season, Georgetown junior point guard Samisha Powell passed the ball upcourt after a Hoya defensive rebound. After reaching halfcourt, Powell called for the ball from a teammate. She bent her torso to retrieve the low bounce pass without bending her[Read More…]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Play Host to Reeling Huskies

No. 14 Georgetown (16-4, 6-3 Big East) welcomes Connecticut (14-6, 4-4 Big East) to Verizon Center tomorrow in a matchup of Big East powers looking to get back on track after losing to unranked opponents last weekend. The Huskies’ situation is somewhat more dire, though, as Head Coach Jim Calhoun’s[Read More…]

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