Double Teamed: Forget about heroes and goats
While Porter, Cundiff, and Williams undoubtedly did change the outcome of their games, apportioning full credit or blame to them is unfair.
Georgetown overcomes shooting woes, defeats Rutgers 52-50
Considering the amount of time Georgetown spent at the stripe on Saturday, it was only appropriate that the game would be decided by free throws. And considering how the Hoyas had shot the ball from the field, they were fortunate not to have to deal with any defenders.
God Mode: Tiny Tower‘s big break
The iPhone might be the most popular video game system of all time. It almost definitely is when lumped in with the iPad and iTouch—Apple had sold 250 million of its iOS devices in October of last year, a total that has surely skyrocketed after the holidays. To put that in perspective, the PlayStation 2, the best-selling traditional video game console of all time, barely surpassed 150 million units sold in its lifetime.
Men’s basketball looks to fix flaws
The Georgetown men’s basketball team returns home this week to face Rutgers on Saturday. While no coach would scoff at sweeping such a quick turnaround, Head Coach John Thompson III wants more from his team as the gauntlet that is Big East conference play rumbles on.
Thompson’s sharpshooting leads Hoyas in rout of NJIT
Just two days after needing a last-second three-point to escape Alabama with a win, Georgetown made sure it would need no late-game heroics in its first game back home. The Hoyas (7-1) routed NJIT (3-4) 84-44, taking advantage of opening runs in each period to keep the Highlanders from ever being competitive.
Carrying On: An N64 to fall back on
Over Thanksgiving break, my roommates sent me home with a request. Actually, it was more like an order: “Don’t come back unless you bring your Nintendo 64.”
Double Teamed: Young Hoyas Turning Heads
To say that people were expecting a down year from the Georgetown men’s basketball team before the start of the season may be an understatement. The Hoyas were picked to finish tenth in the Big East in a poll of the conference’s coaches, their lowest ranking since the conference expanded to 16 teams in 2005.
Clark reaches milestone, Hoyas overcome slow start to beat IUPUI
It took longer than expected, but Jason Clark scored his 1,000th career point Monday night. It also took the Hoyas (5-1) longer than they expected, but they eventually pulled away from IUPUI (2-5) to capture an 81-58 victory.
Hoyas prep for Maui Invitational
This year’s men’s basketball recruiting class got a leg up on the nation’s other freshmen by playing several exhibitions in China during the summer. Now, as the Hoyas prepare to traverse the Pacific once again, the readiness of the freshmen may determine whether the trip is a success. Georgetown (2-0) will travel to Hawaii over the weekend to play in the Maui Invitational. The Hoyas will play three games in three days, the first against No. 12 Kansas on Monday.
Sims stands tall as Hoyas rout Savannah State
Georgetown and Savannah State are basketball programs with vastly different legacies, resources, and expectations, but on the court, the only difference that mattered was a basic one—height. The Tigers, who’s tallest player is 6-foot-8, simply couldn’t match up with the Hoyas, especially senior center Henry Sims, who led Georgetown to an 83-54 victory.