D.C. hasn’t exactly been the cradle of championships recently, but in a little over 24 hours our teams provided a week’s worth, maybe even a fortnight’s worth of drama.
John Thompson III says he’s been frustrated with the NCAA’s increased hand-checking calls, and told the Junkies he hopes it’ll let up as his Hoyas embark on Big East conference play.
Markel Starks scored 21 points, and D’Vaunt Smith-Rivera had 19 to lead Georgetown to its sixth straight win, beating Elon 85-76 on Tuesday night.
Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III, an admitted Redskins fan, wants to appear on the Junkies every Monday to recap each football game, per his own request, and gave a little taste of what that might sound like during his call-in to the Junks, on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday morning.
Despite the departure of Porter, Big East observers are picking the Hoyas to finish second behind Marquette, which reached the Elite Eight last March.
Former Georgetown Hoya Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles.
Georgetown’s would-be new mascot is dog-gone. The school announced Wednesday that Jack Jr. — or “J.J.” — will not be the successor to Jack the Bulldog, who is retiring after years of being a featured attraction at Hoyas basketball games and other campus functions.
Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and it’s not clear when he’ll be able to play basketball.
Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
Georgetown didn’t win last week’s Big East Tournament and the No. 1 seed in the NCAAs that went with that championship, but the Hoyas still have plenty to celebrate this morning.