Hoyas bounce back, blow out Villanova 67-46
After getting blown out by Seton Hall on Tuesday, John Thompson III said that his team simply had to be better. The Hoyas clearly got the message, dominating Villanova Saturday afternoon from the opening tip. Georgetown never trailed against Villanova, cruising to a 67-46 victory.
Carrying On: Paying to stay competitive
With Georgetown’s new science center, Regents Hall, just months away from completion, the time has come for Georgetown to shift its focus towards its next major project. And so, last week, the University revealed revised plans for a new athletic training facility, which will be submitted for final regulatory approval in the coming months.
Double Teamed: The enigma of JaVale McGee
The team needs to decide whether to make a big bet this summer when JaVale McGee becomes a restricted free agent. I, for one, hope that Leonsis doesn’t hesitate to re-up McGee.
God Mode: This money’s Double Fine
There is a rare class of entertainers who could ask their fans for cash and raise over $1 million in less than 24 hours. It would take a gravity-shifting megastar to generate that kind of outpouring of support, someone with a cultish following like Oprah or Justin Bieber—or, apparently, Tim Schafer.
Hoyas set for rematch with Friars in Providence
Providence and Georgetown have headed in vastly different directions since their first meeting. Georgetown has continued their early-season success, while the Friars sit in last place in the Big East.
Double Teamed: No moral victories for these Hoyas
It would be insulting to the Hoyas to call this game a moral victory. Because after 45 minutes of play Wednesday night, Georgetown proved that there are no such things as moral victories this season.
Hoyas falter in overtime at Carrier Dome
In a game that saw 18 lead changes and no margin greater than six points, overtime seemed inevitable. The Orange ultimately prevailed over the Hoyas in overtime, 64-61.
God Mode: Doppel-gamers
Ever since arcade games first started sucking down people’s quarters, video games have allowed players to create alternate identities. But we’ve come a long way since Pac-Man limited your digital persona to three letters on a scoreboard.
Carrying On: A pirate’s life for me
In the war against online copyright infringement, the Stop Online Piracy Act—better known as the reason you couldn’t use Wikipedia two weeks ago—represents something in between a scorched earth policy and the Death Star’s destruction of Alderaan in Star Wars. The problem with the bill is that its definition of piracy is so general, and its enforcement mechanisms so extreme, that it could require the shutdown of large swaths of the Internet (including pretty much any site with user-generated content). Under SOPA, everyone would be a pirate.
Hoyas dominate UConn at packed Verizon Center
All season, the Georgetown men’s basketball team has stressed the need to play a game with a full 40 minutes of consistent effort. The Hoyas got close on Wednesday, but even 37 minutes or so was more than enough for a double-digit victory.