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  1. Georgetown’s Moses Ayegba to transfer

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

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    The Hoya big has one season of eligibility remaining, and the promise of finding minutes in yet another packed Hoya frontcourt must not have appealed to Ayegba.

  2. Late Night Snacks: Georgetown likely NIT bound following loss to DePaul

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:46 AM EDT

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    Most of the teams on the bubble managed to take care of business, with Georgetown being the lone exception. And American became the latest team to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament field.

  3. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs

    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  4. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  5. Georgetown takes big step towards NCAA tournament with win over No. 13 Creighton

    Mar 4, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hoyas got the win they so desperately needed. Georgetown entered Tuesday night’s tilt with No. 13 Creighton snuggled up with the wrong side of the bubble’s cutline, but thanks to a hot-shooting first half and some clutch plays from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Markel Starks in the final minutes, John Thompson III’s…

  6. Late Night Snacks: North Carolina beats No. 5 Duke

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Carolina 74, No. 5 Duke 66 North Carolina used the strategy of changing defenses in the second half to confuse Duke, and sure enough it worked. The Tar Heels used both 1-3-1 and 3-2 zones in addition to their man-to-man defense, and the Blue Devils went more than eight minutes…

  7. Georgetown knocks off Providence to continue recent surge

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown looked dead in the water as of two weeks ago. The Hoyas had lost five straight games in Big East play and it didn’t seem like head coach John Thompson III and Georgetown had a lot of hope going into February. But after a win at Madison Square Garden over a top-10 program in…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Arizona falls, but status of Brandon Ashley more important

    Feb 2, 2014, 2:43 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 2 Syracuse 91, No. 17 Duke 89 (OT) The first meeting between these two storied program as members of the same conference did not disappoint, with the Orange needing overtime to beat the Blue Devils. Duke made 15 three-pointers against the Syracuse zone and scored 32 points in the paint,…

  9. Georgetown may have saved their season by beating No. 7 Michigan State

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Gary Harris

    Markel Starks scored 16 points and Mikael Hopkins chipped in with 10 as Georgetown picked up a win they desperately needed, knocking off No. 7 Michigan State, 64-60, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The Hoyas have been a mess this year. They entered the game having lost five straight games and six of their…

  10. Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington not enrolling at Rutgers

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

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    Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington, who was dismissed from the Hoya program earlier this season in November, will not be enrolling at Rutgers as planned, according to Brendan Prunty of The Star Ledger. Whittington wouldn’t have been eligible to play for the Scarlet Knights this season but, assuming he successfully enrolled at the university for the spring…

  11. Report: Adreian Payne to miss next two Michigan State games

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

    Adreian Payne

    Injuries have been an unfortunately stable presence in No. 7 Michigan State’s season. A noticeable injury in recent weeks has been 6-foot-10 senior forward Adreian Payne, who has been sidelined, wearing a boot on his foot, for the past five games. Expect that number to rise to at least seven games, according to a report…

  12. Loss to No. 9 Villanova makes Saturday a must-win game for Georgetown

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:54 AM EDT

    Tyler Adams, Aaron Bowen

    James Bell scored 16 points to lead the way for No. 9 Villanova as they won a game that would have pleased those folks that are pining for the Old Big East. The final score was 65-60 in a game that featured 34 turnovers, 39 fouls and just 41 field goals. It wasn’t one for…

  13. Georgetown’s Joshua Smith to miss remainder of season for academic reasons

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    After playing in six games at UCLA last season, center Joshua Smith made the decision to transfer and ultimately landed at Georgetown. And in a surprising twist the NCAA granted the 6-foot-10 Smith immediate eligibility, and despite his weight issues the big man was expected to potentially help the Hoyas make a return to the…

  14. American off to fast start in the Patriot League under first-year coach Mike Brennan

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    After longtime coach Jeff Jones left for Old Dominion and four players graduated from last year’s ten win team, expectations were low for Mike Brennan in his first year at American. The Eagles, who entered this season after having graduated four players, were picked to finish 9th in the ten team Patriot League. Brennan was…

  15. Xavier rebounds from sluggish first half to beat undermanned Georgetown

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Facing a Georgetown squad with just ten available scholarship players, Xavier seemed poised to get back on track after suffering their first Big East loss at Creighton on Sunday afternoon. But things didn’t work out that way in the game’s first 20 minutes, with the combination of Georgetown’s hot three-point shooting and Xavier’s lack of…

  16. Butler suffers a third overtime defeat in Big East play, drops to 0-4

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    When the 2013-14 season began it was clear that the Butler Bulldogs would have some major adjustments to make. A program that reached consecutive Final Fours had completed its conference “climb,” landing in the Big East after spending time in the Horizon League and Atlantic 10. With a change in conference, head coach, and the…

  17. Georgetown loses Jabril Trawick to a broken jaw

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Georgetown was dealt another blow on Saturday as Gene Wang of the Washington Post reported that junior guard Jabril Trawick has a broken jaw and will out indefinitely for the Hoyas. #Hoyas down another player as Jabril Trawick out indefinitely with broken jaw.— Gene Wang (@gene_wang) January 11, 2014 Trawick's broken jaw doesn't require surgery, but no…

  18. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  19. Kansas’ second-half surge against Georgetown shows how good they can be

    Dec 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Aaron Bowen

    Later in the season we’ll all surely have a laugh about how Kansas was once the No. 18 team in the country. This Jayhawks team is far too talented for that ranking and showed how good they can be during a monster second-half surge in its 86-64 win over Georgetown on Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks…

  20. Ex-Georgetown Hoya Greg Whittington transfers to Rutgers

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    On Nov. 30, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III announced that he had dismissed junior forward Greg Whittington from the program. Whittington has now found his new home, transferring to Rutgers to play for Eddie Jordan. Whittington was visiting Rutgers this weekend, and late on Saturday night it was reported that he would join Georgetown’s…

  21. Georgetown dismisses forward Greg Whittington

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    Georgetown head coach John Thompson III announced Saturday morning that junior forward Greg Whittington has been dismissed from the basketball team. Whittington tore his ACL in June and has not played during the 2013-14 season while recovering from knee surgery. The 6-foot-8 forward from Columbia, Maryland averaged 12.1 points per game and seven rebounds per…

  22. Markel Starks on Josh Smith: ‘You never really know what you’re going to get from [him]‘

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Joshua Smith has been an enigma since the moment he stepped on a collegiate court. From a talent perspective, there are few that are on Smith’s level. His size, his hands, his footwork, his touch around the rim. He’s got lottery pick talent. His problem has always been effort and desire. Does he want to…

  23. Georgetown’s strong shooting leads to comeback win against Virginia Commonwealth

    Nov 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Georgetown used a blistering hot shooting performance from all three departments — two-point field goals, three-point field goals, and free throws — to defeat Virginia Commonwealth in the consolation game of the San Juan Shootout, 84-80. Despite turning the ball over 26 times against VCU’s havoc defense, the Hoyas made the most of their opportunities…

  24. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Louisville has first test of the season against North Carolina

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Russ Smith

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 24 North Carolina, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)  North Carolina isn’t the team that many projected in the preseason thanks to the absence of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, but the Tar Heels still have enough firepower to challenge Louisville in the championship game of the Hall of Fame…

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