February 17, 2008 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 16 -- The easy answer to the question posed to Georgetown Coach John Thompson III following his eighth-ranked team's 77-70 loss at Syracuse on Saturday afternoon -- what was the biggest issue for the Hoyas in a poor first-half performance -- was to point to its 12 turnovers. Thompson did so, but he then highlighted a larger -- and more damaging -- problem with the Hoyas, who fell behind by 21 points in the first 16 minutes en route to losing their second road game in eight days.
January 6, 2009 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 5 -- Georgetown Coach John Thompson III reminds his players often that opponents are apt to go on scoring spurts. The key, he tells them, is not to panic. Instead, dig in. Do the fundamentals well. Keep plugging at the opposite end of the court. That's how smart teams keep from getting blown out. The Georgetown Hoyas tried following that script against Notre Dame on Monday night but came up short in nearly every respect except effort. The result was their second consecutive loss, 73-67 -- a contest that was...
February 24, 2008 |
What would be the best way to illustrate the dominating defensive performance put forth by 12th-ranked Georgetown in its 73-53 victory over Cincinnati yesterday at Verizon Center? Perhaps it was the way 7-foot-2 senior Roy Hibbert moved around the lane, swatting away shots. Or maybe it was the way guards Jessie Sapp and Jeremiah Rivers took turns chasing Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati's leading scorer, all over the court, rarely leaving his side. Or the way the Hoyas worked together to contest so many shots.
January 31, 2010 |
With a dazzling display of shooting, Georgetown roared back Saturday from its most humbling loss of the season to rout No. 8 Duke, the nonconference foe it most loves to beat, 89-77. The game drew a capacity crowd of 20,039 to Washington's Verizon Center -- nearly all of them clad in gray in a display of Georgetown pride -- including President Obama and Vice President Biden, who looked on from courtside seats. While Obama did nothing to convey a rooting interest, seemingly there to cheer college basketball in general, the...
February 7, 2010 |
On a day when a blizzard of historic proportions brought Washington to a standstill, Georgetown came alive at the Verizon Center to knock off No. 2 Villanova, 103-90. A crowd of 10,387 braved Saturday's driving snow and gusting winds for the hazardous trek downtown, where both teams and the game officials had spent the previous night in nearby hotels to ensure they'd be present for the highly anticipated clash between top 10 teams. Unlike three weeks ago, when Villanova exploited a sloppy, sluggish start by the Hoyas ...
November 18, 2009 |
For long, scoreless stretches in Georgetown's offensively challenged home opener against Temple, the basketball was almost painful to watch. And when the final statistics were tallied, the ugliness that had been on display at Verizon Center was spelled out in stark relief -- from the Hoyas' 16 turnovers to their 3-of-18 shooting from three-point range. But in this game, what truly mattered resided in the heart. Unlike last season, in which Georgetown frittered away so many close games with lackluster effort in the waning...