March 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 points and fifth-ranked Georgetown advanced to the Big East semifinals by pulling away from Cincinnati for a 62-43 victory Thursday. Markel Starks had 14 points and reserve D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 13, including a tiebreaking three-pointer that sparked a game-turning run for the top-seeded Hoyas (25-5). Georgetown, looking to land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, squandered an early 16-point cushion and fell behind briefly in the second half before clamping down with its signature defense.
January 11, 1996 |
Georgetown spent two days trying to escape from snowbound Washington. Then the Hoyas really got buried. Scoring star Allen Iverson was held to 12 points and host Pittsburgh hit six three-pointers during a decisive 31-6 run to upset the fifth-ranked Hoyas, 75-56, last night. Pitt (7-3, 2-1 Big East) hadn't beaten a team as highly rated as Georgetown since a 99-91 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma in 1988-89. "Our defense has been strong all year, and the only thing we haven't been doing well is shooting," Pitt coach Ralph Willard said.
March 20, 1989 |
For his next trick, Charles Smith will lock himself into a steamer trunk, have it lowered into the water, then try to escape. When Georgetown needed a touch of Houdini yesterday, coach John Thompson went searching for Smith, and the slender, 6-1 senior guard bailed the Hoyas out of another ticklish situation. Smith, who vanished Friday night in Georgetown's one-point victory over Princeton, rematerialized and scored 28 of his 34 points in the second half as the No. 1-seeded Hoyas rallied to defeat Notre Dame, 81-74, in a second-round East Regional game.
March 7, 2002 |
Georgetown was at its worst at the free throw line and tied a Big East Tournament record for turnovers. So the Hoyas went to a power dunk on a fast break to get an important win. Wesley Wilson's slam with 3.8 seconds to play gave Georgetown a 68-67 victory over Providence in yesterday's first-round game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wilson's only basket in the final 10 minutes came on a nice pass from freshman Drew Hall. It allowed the Hoyas (19-10) to move into the quarterfinals against No. 20 Miami (23-6)
March 19, 1987 |
Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt has been out of coaching for eight years, but he still knows something about recruiting. After Danny Manning, Kansas' All-America forward, put on a sparkling performance against the Soviets in a preseason exhibition, Gavitt began recruiting the versatile 6-11 junior for the 1988 Olympics. Gavitt, the 1980 Olympic coach, urged Manning to stay in school another year, and suggested that Manning and Navy's David Robinson could be the cornerstones of the U.S. team in Seoul, South Korea.
March 18, 1989 |
It was supposed to be a dress rehearsal, but the curtain almost fell on Georgetown in the first act of this already wild and crazy NCAA Basketball Tournament. The No. 2-ranked Hoyas squeezed out a 50-49 victory over Princeton's 16th- seeded Ivy League champions last night in the first round of the East Regional at the Providence Civic Center. Georgetown (27-4), the Big East champion and the No. 1 seed in the region, needed a monster effort from 6-10 freshman phenom Alonzo Mourning to stay alive.
April 20, 1993 |
Two of Delaware County's better high school athletes have announced their college plans. Brian Fili, Upper Darby's three-sport star, made an oral commitment yesterday to pitch for Villanova's baseball team next season. The 5-foot, 7-inch lefthander, who is considered one of the three top pitchers in the area, chose the Wildcats over East Carolina, Richmond and Siena. This spring, Fili is 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA. Fili set school records of 3,026 total yards and 43 touchdowns in two seasons for the Royals' football team and averaged 10 points a game as a starting guard for the Royals' basketball team last season.
May 7, 1988 |
Barring a twist of fate, the Big East outdoor track and field championships that open today at Villanova should prove to be a rerun of the conference indoor meet contested three months ago. As their rivals assuredly remember, the Big East under cover was won by Georgetown and Villanova, with elegant performances and remarkable ease. In the men's competition, the Hoyas rampaged their way to their second team title in two seasons by scoring 149 1/2 points, a Big East record.
March 8, 2012 |
SENIOR HENRY Sims and freshman Otto Porter each scored 20 points to lead No. 13 Georgetown to a 64-52 victory over Pittsburgh in one of four second-round Big East Tournament games at Madison Square Garden in New York yesterday. Sims grabbed 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hoyas (23-7). Ashton Gibbs had 14 points for the 13th-seeded Panthers (17-16). Pitt needed to win the Big East to keep alive its string of 10 straight NCAA Tournament appearance. "Yeah, it's tough," said Pitt's Nasir Robinson, who starred at Chester High.
January 17, 1989 |
On paper, Parkway looked like a contender. Then the Hoyas went a few rounds with the champ and discovered that they were simply sparring partners. Frankford, the Public League's defending titlist, warmed up for its toughest week since the start of the league season by beating Parkway, 73-49, at home Thursday afternoon. The Hoyas, unbeaten in the Public League before Thursday, might have expected a better showing, but they rarely laid a glove on the Pioneers. A trio of 3-pointers helped Parkway (4-1 league, 9-6 overall)