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March 18, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance to play the Purdue-Kansas winner on Friday in St. Louis. A lowly 11th-seeded team coming in, they had to survive a furious comeback by the Hoyas (24-9) and only were assured of the win when Greg Whittington's hurried three-point shot from the right wing was off the mark at the buzzer.
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September 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Bud Selig insists he will retire as baseball's commissioner after next season. He says he might like to teach college classes, to study history, to write his memoirs. He could be a distinguished guest speaker in just about any college class -- except, perhaps, at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Frank McCourt, who sold the Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion last year, has donated $100 million toward the school, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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November 18, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
— The Princeton offense might not fit well for the Lakers, or so it seemed under ousted coach Mike Brown , but it has worked just fine at Georgetown. The Hoyas (2-0), who face No. 13 UCLA (3-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday as part of the Legends Classic tournament, have long used the system predicated on precision passing and backdoor cuts. "It puts pressure on the defense from many different angles and you have many different options on how to score," Coach John Thompson III said in a conference call last week.
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April 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
All-American Otto Porter Jr. announced Monday he is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft. Porter, a 6-foot-8 forward, was the Big East player of the year and finished second in the voting behind Michigan's Trey Burke for the Associated Press player of the year award. Also making themselves available for the June 27 draft were Maryland sophomore 7-foot-1 Alex Len, who averaged 11.9 points and had 78 blocks; Georgia 6-5 sophomore guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope; and Kentucky 6-10 freshman Nerlens Noel, who made the decision despite recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
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February 22, 1996
Corona del Mar quarterback Josh Walz has orally committed to attend Georgetown next year, where he will play Division I-AA football, he said Wednesday. Walz, a Times all-county second-team selection, chose Georgetown for several reasons. "I'll get a great education, a chance to play right away, and also have a chance at quarterback," he said. "I also like the Washington, D.C., area and they have a great business school."
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November 19, 2012
UCLA tonight VS. GEORGETOWN When: 5 PST. Where: Barclays Center, New York.  On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 3-0, Hoyas 2-0. Update: You can bet TV personality Dick Vitale will use the phrase "diaper dandy" a few times when describing UCLA, especially since it is Shabazz Muhammad's college debut. Freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads Georgetown with 15.0 points per game. Last season, the Hoyas were 24-9 overall, advancing to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
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March 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Gharun Hester made a three-point shot from the right corner with 31 seconds left in the third overtime for the decisive basket in Georgetown's 115-111 victory over Virginia in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night at Charlottesville, Va. Georgetown (19-14) rallied to tie it in regulation and had last-chance shots in the first overtimes. In the third overtime, Hester's basket gave the Hoyas a 112-109 lead. Anthony Perry made a free throw with 14 seconds left.
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March 13, 1987 | MICHAEL WILBON, The Washington Post
Go into a team's locker room 10 minutes after it has finished playing Georgetown, and after the gasping is over and the last drops of perspiration wiped away, the opponents almost always will talk about how the Hoyas "come at you in waves." Translation: Georgetown has 12 players going against an opponent's seven or eight. It means Providence guard Billy Donovan nearly falls on the floor from having to go against four different Georgetown guards.
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October 5, 1986 | JENNIFER MERIN, Merin is a New York City free-lance writer.
The Colonial charm of the Georgetown neighborhood is a welcome contrast to downtown Washington's huge concrete-block government buildings. Perhaps that's why Georgetown addresses are coveted among politicians, government officials and foreign dignitaries. Those who walk Washington's corridors of power by day retire to Georgetown during their leisure time for dining, entertainment and shopping.
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January 11, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Baskets from three-point range don't have a permanent spot in the Georgetown playbook, but Coach John Thompson knows his 14th-ranked Hoyas like the outside shot. The Hoyas made seven three-point baskets Sunday as they beat DePaul, 74-64, at Rosemont, Ill. Several of the long shots came with the Blue Demons gaining momentum and Georgetown clinging to single-point leads. "You want me to lie to you?" Thompson said, when asked if the three-point baskets were part of his team's strategy.
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March 19, 2013 | Wire reports
The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not take place until Wednesday, when it will be made in conjunction with a news conference on the league's broadcast deal with Fox. Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul left to form a new league for next season.
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March 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Seeded teams 1 KANSAS: An embarrassing loss to Texas Christian was part of a three-game early February skid, but the Jayhawks righted their ship and finished by winning nine of 10. 2 GEORGETOWN: The Hoyas win with defense, but are also shooting an unusually-high-for-them 48% - 35% from three-point range. 3 FLORIDA: If the brackets play out as planned, the Gators could meet Georgetown in a regional final. The teams had their season opener canceled because of a wet playing surface on an aircraft carrier.
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January 22, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy picked midfielder Andy Riemer in the first round of Major League Soccer's supplemental draft Tuesday. Riemer, who turned 22 on Monday, played at Georgetown University, where he scored 21 goals in 82 games. The McLean, Va., native had nine of those goals in 2012. Reimer was scheduled to begin training with the club later this week. In the MLS' "Superdraft" in Indianapolis last week, the Galaxy chose three players: forward Charlie Rugg from Boston College, defender Kofi Opare from the University of Michigan and midfielder Greg Cochrane of the University of Louisville.
SPORTS
November 19, 2012
UCLA tonight VS. GEORGETOWN When: 5 PST. Where: Barclays Center, New York.  On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 3-0, Hoyas 2-0. Update: You can bet TV personality Dick Vitale will use the phrase "diaper dandy" a few times when describing UCLA, especially since it is Shabazz Muhammad's college debut. Freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads Georgetown with 15.0 points per game. Last season, the Hoyas were 24-9 overall, advancing to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
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November 19, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
NEW YORK - His first shot, of the stop-and-pop variety, arced over the outstretched fingertips of defenders invading his personal space, and then splashed through the Brooklyn net. The scoreboard added a pair to UCLA's total, and freshman Shabazz Muhammad ran back to play defense, having finally tallied the first points of his college career. But his long-awaited debut Monday - delayed three games because the NCAA sat him out for violating its rules before it reinstated him Friday - didn't end in storybook fashion.
SPORTS
November 18, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
— The Princeton offense might not fit well for the Lakers, or so it seemed under ousted coach Mike Brown , but it has worked just fine at Georgetown. The Hoyas (2-0), who face No. 13 UCLA (3-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday as part of the Legends Classic tournament, have long used the system predicated on precision passing and backdoor cuts. "It puts pressure on the defense from many different angles and you have many different options on how to score," Coach John Thompson III said in a conference call last week.
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September 21, 1997
There's more to the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., than fancy homes. There's lots of hidden history, too, according to Mary Kay Ricks, who leads a new two-hour walking tour there. Ricks, 50, chucked a 20-year law career with the U.S. Labor Department to start her new enterprise. During six months of research at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
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January 9, 1989 | STEVE BERKOWITZ, The Washington Post
Sometimes, it is difficult to remember: Alonzo Mourning is just a college freshman. He doesn't talk like a college freshman. He doesn't act like a college freshman. And he certainly doesn't play basketball like a college freshman. For example, it took him exactly three games to accomplish two things Patrick Ewing did not manage during four seasons at Georgetown. In the Hoyas' 95-62 victory over St. Leo on Dec. 7, the 6-foot 10-inch center from Chesapeake, Va.
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November 18, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
NEW YORK — During UCLA's practices last week, Shabazz Muhammad pushed himself more than usual — and his "usual" effort is said to be more full-bore than most. And after those basketball practices, the freshman stayed late to run, to lift weights. He hadn't played in the Bruins' first three games after the NCAA declared him ineligible for a violation of its amateurism rules, but Muhammad knew that his fortunes might change Friday when UCLA's appeal on the case would be heard. He knew that he needed to be ready to play, just in case, people close to him said.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
When it comes to cupcakes, there's no shortage of the sugary treats in Los Angeles. We've got Sprinkles - now with a 24-hour cupcake ATM - and BabyCakes , Erin McKenna's vegan cupcakes. There's also Vanilla Bakeshop , SusieCakes , Big Man Bakes and Magnolia , just to name a few. Now joining in on the "cupcake craze" action is East Coast cupcakery Georgetown Cupcake . Co-founders and sisters Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis Berman will be opening up shop in Los Angeles on Saturday.
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