The Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (5-4) entered Tuesday’s game against Mount St. Mary’s attempting to do something the squad had not accomplished all season: win consecutive games. “We told the guys it was about time we strung some wins together,” head coach Dave Urick said.
After a controversial snub from the NCAA Tournament ended last season for the Hoyas, the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team has yet to come up with a signature win to boost their playoff resume in 2011. While such a win has been elusive, the unranked Hoyas have certainly come close.
While there is certainly no substitute for having an automatic jump shot, lightning-quick ball-handling skills, or being 6-foot-10, when it comes to landing a fantastic job in the sports world, Georgetown’s Sports Industry Management program still makes the Hilltop a great place to be for graduate students interested in a career in sports.
On a day when students arriving early to the Verizon Center were given “gray-out” t-shirts to wear to Saturday’s game against Syracuse, the Georgetown men’s basketball team seemed to have their sights squarely on the Orange. But, in what can only be described as a classic trap game.
It was a tale of two point guards on Wednesday night as No. 9 Georgetown traveled to No. 12 Connecticut for a matchup of Big East powers. While Chris Wright scored 19 points for the Hoyas, the story of the game was UConn star Kemba Walker.
In his career at Georgetown, head coach John Thompson III has reached a Final Four, won multiple Big East championships, won a national coach of the year award, and sent multiple players into the NBA. However, since his hiring in 2002, Thompson has never won a game at Syracuse. That is, until Wednesday night.
The Society of Jesus has a diverse and colorful history, and for the past 10 years the students of Georgetown University have organized Jesuit Heritage Week in order to celebrate and make visible the school’s Jesuit character. While all of the week’s events are meaningful, one gathering is far more important and consequential than the rest.
While the winter storm caused chaos outside the Verizon Center on Wednesday night, the Hoyas had no trouble handling the Red Storm on the court. In front of a late-arriving crowd, Georgetown trounced St. John’s 77-52, avenging a three-point loss earlier this month at Madison Square Garden.
The Georgetown women’s basketball team (14-5, 2-3 Big East) got to South Bend expecting a tough fight against No. 11 Notre Dame (16-4, 5-1 Big East) on Tuesday night, and the Fighting Irish gave them more then they could handle. The No. 16 Hoyas fell for the second time in three games, this time in convincing fashion: 80-58.
The Georgetown women’s basketball team will face the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers tonight in a game that marks the opening of Big East play. So far this year, the Hoyas have been a force to be reckoned with in non-conference action, reaching a lofty No. 11 national ranking this week.