Summer Sports Sermon: Otto Porter Jr. NBA draft edition

Ernie Grunfeld is not a popular man in Washington. Though he is not responsible for the Kwame Brown incident, (we have Michael Jordan The Manager to thank for that) the inexplicably still-employed Wizards General Manager has made many gaffes come draft time, and throughout the rest of the year. This past season, the Wizards paid […]

Breaking: Otto Porter Jr. to declare for NBA Draft

According to multiple reports, Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. will announce his intention to leave school early and enter his name for the 2013 NBA Draft this afternoon at McDonough Gymnasium. “I mean it was hard,” Porter said in his opening statement. “It was a tough decision. I love Georgetown.  I love my coaches.  I […]

Otto Porter Jr. named a First Team All-American

On Thursday, sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. continued to rack up post-season awards as he was named a First Team All-American by The National Association of Basketball Coaches. The last Hoya to be named to the First All-American was Allen Iverson during 1995-1996 season. Michigan’s Trey Burke, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Gonzaga’s […]

Hoya hangover: Friday really happened

Davidson, Baylor (NIT), Ohio, Virginia Commonwealth, North Carolina State, and now, Florida Gulf Coast. The list is damning, an indisputable condemnation of John Thompson III’s postseason failures since that astounding run to the 2007 Final Four. Just one week after taking home Big East Coach of the Year honors for leading his young Hoyas to […]

Commence dancing: Hoyas open tournament against FGCU

A No. 2 seed, while a significant honor, does not mean all that much for these Georgetown Hoyas. Their unceremonious exits to double-digit seeds over the past three seasons have made sure of that. But rather than discouraging the Hoyas, the past results have lit a fire under them, indicating just how difficult it is […]

Postgame Roundup: Hoyas knock off Cincy, will face Syracuse in Semifinal

Memories of last year’s Big East Quarterfinal started to creep into the heads of Hoya fans early in the second half.  Georgetown (25-5, 14-4 Big East) trailed Cincinnati (22-11, 9-9 Big East) 33-31 at the start of the half after losing a 16-point lead. Head Coach John Thompson III even admitted he was nervous. “Yes, […]

You best recognize: Otto Porter Jr. and John Thompson III honored by Big East

Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III was named Big East Coach of the Year yesterday afternoon. Otto Porter Jr., his sophomore star, was named the Big East Player of the Year in a unanimous vote by league coaches. The vote comes in Thompson’s most impressive job on the Hilltop since his arrival from Princeton University […]

Postgame Roundup: Syracuse convincingly juiced

A 6-foot-10 imposing figure, John Thompson Jr. does not blend into crowds all that easily. But during his son’s reign over Georgetown’s basketball program, the legendary Thompson has done just that, disappearing in the back-right corner of the press room. Except on this day, there was a little too much emotion seeping out of Thompson. […]

Postgame Roundup: A ‘trap game’ indeed for the Hoyas

Well, Georgetown finally had to come down from wonderland. The No. 5 Hoyas (23-5, 13-4 Big East), who hadn’t lost since January 19th in the disaster at South Florida, fell to the giant-killing Villanova Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East) in a scarily exposing performance.  The game got the Wildcats off the tournament bubble, greatly solidifying […]

We Are Georgetown: Hoyas away at Villanova for possible ‘trap game’

After an unbelievable escape at UConn and a close first half against Rutgers last week, the Hoyas (23-4, 13-3 Big East) have risen to the consensus No. 5 spot in the country. Despite their active 11-game winning streak, however, the Hoyas go into Villanova (18-12, 9-8 Big East) tonight as a 1-point underdog. This game, […]

Postgame Roundup: Georgetown surpasses Rutgers in physical contest

The No. 7 Georgetown men’s basketball team (23-4, 13-3 Big East) took on Rutgers (13-14, 4-12 Big East) at home Saturday night, bringing in their eleventh win in a row. The first half revealed a close contest as Rutgers did not let the Hoyas pull away with a significant lead, but foul trouble in the […]