Georgetown Rumors & News

  • Georgetown Gives Player With Heart Condition Moment on Senior Day

    Complex "Georgetown center Tyler Adams chose the Hoyas as the school he was going to continue his post-high school basketball career with. Unfortunately, four games into his freshman season, he was diagnosed with a heart condition that derailed it. That was all the way back in 2011. Now fast forward to..." March 08

  • Georgetown senior to start after missing almost entire college career

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Tyler Adams has spent most of his time at Georgetown away from the basketball court, but he’ll get to finish his career as a starter. The 6-9 senior will start against Seton Hall on Saturday after having sat out all but four of Georgetown’s games since the 2011-12 season due to a heart ailment,..." March 06

  • Louisville transfer Akoy Agau chooses Georgetown "Former Louisville forward Akoy Agau has decided to transfer to Georgetown in order to continue his collegiate career. The news was first reported by Jacob Padilla of, who talked to the former Omaha Central recruit: "I have chosen to commit to Georgetown University," Agau..." January 07

  • Georgetown becomes first college basketball team to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts

    College Basketball Talk "Georgetown became the latest athletes — and the first college basketball players — to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts. On Wednesday night, while hosting No. 10 Kansas on national television, Georgetown’s men’s basketball team entered the Verizon Center floor wearing the black shirts with white..." December 11

  • Georgetown reveals unique experience to draw fans in absence of students

    Sporting News - NCAAB "School may not be in session for part of December, but that doesn't mean that college hoops takes a break. It does mean that a large section of a school's cheering section may be unavailable. Georgetown decided to be proactive in filling the empty seats by devising a fairly creative..." December 02

  • Nova unanimous pick to win Big East; Smith-Rivera Player of the Year "No surprise, but it's official: Villanova is the across-the-board pick to take the Big East. The Wildcats, who earned a No. 2 seed last season and went 29-5, bring back almost everyone and are in a conference that's certainly in some flux. Given how well Nova played a season ago, they were..." October 22

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • Roy Hibbert donates $1 million to Georgetown for new athletics center

    Washington Post "On John Thompson Jr.’s 73rd birthday, former Georgetown star center Roy Hibbert announced Tuesday he would be contributing $1 million toward the construction of the on-campus facility bearing the name of the legendary retired Hoyas coach. Hibbert’s gift to help fund the John Thompson Jr...." September 04

  • Patrick Ewing, David Falk donate $3.3 million toward Georgetown facility

    Washington Post "As the most recognized player in Georgetown basketball history, Patrick Ewing frequently has said he owes his development on and off the court to former Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. Ewing showed his financial appreciation in that regard Monday afternoon by joining with longtime sports agent..." August 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Four-star big Noah Dickerson decommits from Georgetown "Less than two months after committing to Georgetown, four-star big man Noah Dickerson is back on the market. Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 post player from Montverde Academy (Fla.), announced his decision to decommit from the Hoyas on Monday night. Three days after Dickerson committed in May,..." July 02

  • Georgetown-Cuse rivalry to resume "A longstanding rivalry put on hold for a few years will make a return in the 2015-16 season, as Georgetown and Syracuse announced Tuesday that they will play a four-year home-and-home series. "We're excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry," Georgetown athletic..." June 10

  • Syracuse recruiting target Jessie Govan picks Georgetown "A Syracuse recruiting target from the Class of 2015 has decided to attend Georgetown. Jessie Govan, a 6-foot-10 center out of Wings Academy, announced on Tuesday that he had picked Georgetown. Govan also had offers from Syracuse, Connecticut, Louisville and Seton Hall among others. Syracuse..." May 13

  • Cal basketball gets transfer from Georgetown

    Times-Herald Sports "Georgetown sophomore Stephen Domingo announced he will return home to the Bay Area and continue his basketball career at Cal. Domingo, who starred at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, totaled 29 points in 39 games over two seasons at Georgetown. rated Domingo as a four-star (out of..." May 07

  • Former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba will transfer to Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "While the exploits of players such as Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields was enough to get Nebraska to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, one thing the Huskers lacked in 2013-14 was interior depth. Shields, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was Nebraska’s leading..." April 24

  • Georgetown expects to have Josh Smith for 2014-15 "John Thompson III is making plans for next season. And those plans include Josh Smith. Georgetown's veteran coach told on Tuesday that he fully expects Smith to be a part of the Hoyas' program next fall and winter. The 6-10, 350 pound big man only played 13 games last season..." April 22

  • Georgetown 77, West Virginia 65

    ProSportsDaily "D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 of his season-high 32 points in the second half as the host Hoyas downed their former Big East rival in the first round of the NIT. Smith-Rivera shot 7-for-10 from the field after halftime following a 2-for-7 start, sparking Georgetown (18-14) on a pair of big..." March 19

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • DePaul 60, Georgetown 56

    ProSportsDaily "Forrest Robinson made four 3-pointers en route to 14 points as the Blue Demons defeated the Hoyas in the opening round of the Big East tournament. DePaul (12-20) had not defeated Georgetown (17-14) in any of the last 14 meetings between the schools and entered this matchup having lost 12 of its..." March 13

  • DePaul surprises Georgetown 60-56 at Big East tournament

    Chicago Sun-Times "In his first Big East tournament game, Billy Garrett Jr. showed off the poise and playmaking that made him the conference’s rookie of the year. The freshman point guard scored 17 points, including the clinching free throws, and DePaul surprised Georgetown 60-56 on Wednesday night for only its..." March 13

  • Georgetown has high hopes for Big East tournament: ‘We’re going to New York to win’

    Washington Post "Since the beginning of last month, when the Georgetown men’s basketball team began to dig itself out of a five-game losing streak, Hoyas Coach John Thompson III has spoken repeatedly about his team’s scant margin for error in order to secure an NCAA tournament berth. Winning, he said, was the only..." March 12

  • Villanova 77, Georgetown 59

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard led the way with 19 points as the host Wildcats cruised in the regular-season finale for both Big East teams. JayVaughn Pinkston chipped in 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Villanova (28-3, 16-2), which won for the 12th time in 13 games, including Thursday's win over..." March 09

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Georgetown beats No. 13 Creighton 75-63

    Washington Post "In dire need of fortifying its NCAA tournament credentials with the regular season drawing to an end, the Georgetown men’s basketball team continued to make the case it belongs at least in the conversation with a 75-63 victory over 13th-ranked Creighton on Tuesday evening at Verizon..." March 05

  • Marquette 75, Georgetown 73

    ProSportsDaily "Davante Gardner had 26 points and seven rebounds and Jake Thomas added a career-high 22 points as the Golden Eagles completed a season sweep of the visiting Hoyas. Gardner shot 8-of-10 from the field for Marquette (17-11, 9-6 Big East), which escaped with its fifth win in the last six games..." February 28

  • Georgetown 74, Xavier 52

    ProSportsDaily "Markel Starks scored 22 points and the Hoyas halted a two-game slide by thrashing the visiting Musketeers. Jabril Trawick added 13 points for the Hoyas (16-11, 7-8 Big East), who committed only three turnovers in avenging an 80-67 defeat at Xavier on Jan. 15. Georgetown also received nine..." February 23

  • Georgetown hopes to overcome quick turnaround, end two-game slide

    Washington Post "Midnight was fast approaching Thursday, and the Georgetown men’s basketball team was in no mood to dawdle in the wake of a humbling loss to Seton Hall that delivered yet another blow to the Hoyas’ fading NCAA tournament aspirations. Coach John Thompson III and guards D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and..." February 22

  • Seton Hall 82, Georgetown 67

    ProSportsDaily "Fuquan Edwin scored 21 points and the host Pirates competed a sweep of the Hoyas for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Sterling Gibbs added 18 points and seven assists as Seton Hall (14-12, 5-8 Big East) shot 55.1 percent to snap a three-game losing streak. Eugene Teague and Jaren Sina..." February 21

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • Georgetown running out of time to make NCAA tournament push

    Washington Post "The Georgetown men’s basketball team was in the midst of a recent revival when starting forward Nate Lubick said, “We don’t have any losses left in us.” The senior reiterated that message last week before Sunday’s game against St. John’s, when he discussed winning the final six in a row to close..." February 20

  • Hoyas win fourth straight, get to .500 in Big East with 83-71 victory

    Washington Post "Markel Starks, the most indispensable player on the Georgetown men’s basketball team, was down on the court at Verizon Center on Monday night clutching his left knee. The silence in the building was in sharp contrast to the booming decibel level moments earlier, when the point guard sank a..." February 11

  • DePaul losing streak at five as Georgetown earns 71-59 win

    Chicago Sun-Times "For the first 20 minutes Monday against DePaul, Georgetown hardly resembled the team that upset then-No. 7 Michigan State on Saturday. That changed when the Hoyas regrouped and the Blue Demons came apart in the second half. Georgetown scored 23 points off 13 DePaul turnovers, converted 30 of 41..." February 04

  • Hoyas ‘manhandle’ No. 7 Spartans in 64-60 upset

    Washington Post "On Friday, Georgetown Coach John Thompson III issued a declaration of desperation when he said, “Where we are now, we need a win.” His charges responded in kind 24 hours later with a 64-60 victory over seventh-ranked Michigan State, getting 28 points combined from the starting back court of..." February 02

  • Michigan State basketball star Gary Harris says Georgetown name 'speaks for itself

    Michigan Live "Gary Harris has let his hair grow a bit more this season, and after an uplifting win at Iowa, he let his hair down. Harris walked by Denzel Valentine in the locker room after Michigan State's 71-69 overtime victory over the Hawkeyes quacking like a duck, evidence that the Spartans are having..." January 30

  • Hoyas' Moses Ayegba banned 1 game

    ESPN College Basketball "Georgetown senior center Moses Ayegba will miss the Hoyas' game against Villanova, the result of a one-game suspension handed down by the NCAA just hours before Monday evening's tip-off. The suspension "stems from his pre-enrollment reconciliation," Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed said in..." January 28

  • Georgetown men’s basketball is edged by Villanova for fifth straight defeat

    Washington Post "While the Georgetown men’s basketball team welcomed back guard Jabril Trawick ahead of schedule, the Hoyas had to scramble without their second center when Moses Ayegba was forced to sit out Monday night’s 65-60 loss to ninth-ranked Villanova in front of 11,204 at Verizon Center. Ayegba was..." January 28

  • Team effort lifts Bluejays in annual Pink-Out game

    Omaha World-Herald "Georgetown provided an answer in Saturday's 76-63 loss to Creighton to anyone still uncertain as to what exactly is a Hoya. It's Greek, or maybe Latin, for “can't shoot the basketball.” Creighton's defense obviously deserves some credit, but the Big East's most offensively challenged team..." January 26

  • Hoyas' history demands respect but CU offense is tonight's true intimidator

    Omaha World-Herald "We interrupt this moment in Creighton basketball history for the following bulletin: the Georgetown jersey is in town. I've had this game circled all season, for one simple reason. That jersey. That name. Georgetown. Thirty years later, it still resonates. Still shakes to the core, like an..." January 25

  • Academics sideline Georgetown's Josh Smith for rest of season "Georgetown center Josh Smith will miss the remainder of the season because of academic issues, coach John Thompson III announced Friday. Smith transferred from UCLA to Georgetown after the first semester of his junior season and, in a controversial move that defied traditional logic, was ruled..." January 24

  • Eagles receive an unlikely lift against Hoyas

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Throughout a trying season, Marquette coach Buzz Williams has prodded senior leadership to pull the Golden Eagles out of their problems on the road. But it was a freshman who finally pulled them through. Guard John Dawson, who had made little impact until Monday night, was instrumental in..." January 22

  • No. 8 Villanova lone Big East team ranked in top 20

    New York Daily News "Villanova will go through this first season of the reimagined Big East with a bull’s-eye on its back. The Wildcats are the only team in the conference that is nationally ranked (No. 8) and thus the best opportunity other Big East teams have to improve their NCAA Tournament profile with a..." January 17