February 25, 2007 |
At halftime of Georgetown's biggest Big East game of the regular season, Hoyas Coach John Thompson III had a simple but important message for his team: Calm down. In the second half, the Hoyas were a little less ragged than Pittsburgh -- and their tenacious defense made the difference as they extended their winning streak to 11 and took over sole possession of first place in the Big East Conference. No. 12 Georgetown beat No.
January 19, 2007 |
When former North Carolina senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally succeeded last month in selling his Georgetown mansion for $5.2 million after it had languished on the market, the names of the buyers were not disclosed. At the time, Edwards' spokeswoman told reporters that the house had been sold to an unidentified corporation. In reality, the buyers were Paul and Terry Klaassen, according to several sources and confirmed by Edwards' spokeswoman Thursday.
December 9, 2006 |
The stray pieces of mail arrive from time to time on the campus of George Washington University. They read, "Georgetown." Or "George Mason." Karl Hobbs, coach at the school known around Washington, D.C., simply as "GW," made a joke of it as he prepared his team to play USC today in the Wooden Classic, teasing that the game contract read "Georgetown" when it arrived in his office. "We scratched out the 'town' and put 'Washington' and sent it back," he said. "That's why we're here."
March 24, 2006 |
Considering all the scenarios, all the possible detours that could have separated them, it was a longshot that Brandon Bowman and Ashanti Cook would spend four minutes together at Georgetown, let alone four years. They appeared headed in different directions coming out of Westchester High in 2002, when Bowman signed with the Hoyas and Cook with New Mexico. But Lobo Coach Fran Fraschilla resigned before Cook set foot on campus, freeing Cook to join his high school teammate at Georgetown.
February 17, 2006 |
Steve Novak led Marquette to a 57-51 victory over No. 17 Georgetown on Thursday night at Milwaukee. The 6-foot-11 Novak made five of eight three-point shots and scored 19 points for the Golden Eagles, 17-8 overall, 7-5 Big East. Darrel Owens of the Hoyas (17-6, 8-4) missed an off-balance three-point shot and Marquette clinched the victory with 20 seconds left when Novak made two free throws. No.
February 6, 2006 |
Georgetown allowed Aaron Gray to look like the next coming of Patrick Ewing in the first half. In the second half, Pittsburgh's 7-foot center didn't even score. Hoya Coach John Thompson III went to a matchup zone to stop him and he pulled Gray away from the basket on defense by using Jeff Green as a point forward. Those moves allowed the 17th-ranked Hoyas to overcome a 15-point first-half deficit and survive a late rally for a 61-58 victory over No. 9 Pittsburgh on Sunday at Washington.
January 22, 2006 |
John Thompson III got an embrace from his Hall of Fame father as the fans stormed the court, celebrating the first Georgetown victory over a No. 1 team in 21 years. The Hoyas finally have a signature victory in the new Thompson era, Saturday's 87-84 stunner over top-ranked Duke. Backdoor layups and stubborn defense inside produced a 16-point second-half lead and the Hoyas withstood a late rally, ending when senior Brandon Bowman jumped on a loose ball at the final buzzer.
May 3, 2005 |
It's there when the Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning dives to the floor for a game-swinging rebound, sheds defenders, then emerges from the pile like a football player who recovered a fumble in the Super Bowl. It's there when Houston Rocket Dikembe Mutombo somehow gets his 38-year-old arms and legs moving in the same direction long enough to block a shot late in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.
March 23, 2005 |
Freshman Jeff Green dominated the paint with 18 points and six blocked shots, and Georgetown took advantage of an unusual home-court advantage to beat short-handed Cal State Fullerton, 74-57, Tuesday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament. Green scored eight of Georgetown's first 13 points and essentially had his way against the Titans' undersized frontcourt, making eight of 11 shots in 23 minutes before fouling out with 4:57 to play.