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.
Georgetown will see its share of changes next season. A couple of important things will stay the same.
In their final meeting as Big East rivals, No. 5 Georgetown had little problem with No. 17 Syracuse in a 61-39 win. The Hoyas (24-5, 14-4) clinched first place in the conference with the victory.
There’s simply no downplaying the significance of No. 5 Georgetown’s game against visiting No. 17 Syracuse on Saturday.
No. 5 Georgetown rides an 11-game winning streak and its highest national ranking since 2008 into Philadelphia to take on Villanova on Wednesday night.