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NC State Shocks Georgetown

Lorenzo Brown sinks three free throws in final seconds

(Newser) - It's been a long time since North Carolina State was mentioned in the same breath with the elite programs in the nation—let alone its own state. Now, a new coach and a new attitude have the Wolfpack faithful harkening back to the glory days of David Thompson and... More »

Georgetown 'Goodwill' Game in China Ends in Brawl

Joe Biden speech nearly does, too

(Newser) - It was called a “goodwill” trip—but Georgetown’s voyage to China has resulted in bad blood. An exhibition game between the Hoyas and a Chinese team ended in a massive brawl on court, the Washington Post reports. Punches weren’t the only thing being thrown: Chairs and full... More »

Ohio Stuns No. 3 Seed Georgetown

No. 14 Bobcats are second teen seed to win on opening day

(Newser) - Armon Bassett scored 32 points to help 14th-seeded Ohio beat No. 3 Georgetown, 97-83, to become the second team seeded in the teens to win in the NCAA men's basketball tournament today. The Mid-American Conference's Bobcats (22-14) took the lead early on their 3-point shooting and were never seriously threatened... More »

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed

(Newser) - Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the... More »

But Mom, It's a Really Great Football School

Big winners in college sports see increased applicants, study finds

(Newser) - The admissions office at Davidson may be a bit busier in the coming year if a new study to be published in Southern Economic Journal holds true. Researchers found that the biggest champs in football and basketball were also the biggest winners in terms of student applications the next year,... More »

Georgetown Shocked by Cinderella Davidson

Underdog Wildcats roar back from 16 down to beat Georgetown

(Newser) - Davidson star Stephen Curry had no touch early in his team's second round game against Georgetown, the AP reports. The sophomore guard missed 10 of his first 12, and the Hoyas climbed to a dominating lead. But Curry would not be denied, erupting for 25 of his 30 points in... More »

Georgetown Soars Over UMBC

Hoyas use balanced-attack to frustrate Retrievers

(Newser) - Maryland-Baltimore County thought it could stay with second-seeded Georgetown by working hard on the glass, just like Pittsburgh did to win the Big East title. The Retrievers found out they weren't the Panthers, however, as the Hoyas out-rebounded them 40-29, held them to 32% shooting, and outscored them 66-47 in... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

Pitt Denies Georgetown Big East Title

Panthers hammer Hoyas inside to end championship drought

(Newser) - Ronald Ramon and DeJuan Blair made sure Pittsburgh would not be denied another Big East championship yesterday, reports the  Associated Press. The Panthers had been to the title game seven times, with only one win, until upsetting No. 9 Georgetown, 74-65. Ramon had 17 points and Blair had 10 points... More »

St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia

(Newser) - St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored... More »

Villanova Ousted by Dominant Georgetown

West Virginia shocks UConn; Pitt defeats Louisville in Big East

(Newser) - Just a day after routing Syracuse 82-63, Villanova fell to No. 1 seeded Georgetown by the exact same score in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.  On the bubble entering today’s game, the loss likely ends any hope of an NCAA berth for the Wildcats. Georgetown dominated... More »

Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern

(Newser) - John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next... More »

Hoyas Snatch OT Win From Marquette

Hibbert, Wallace lead No. 11 Georgetown to fourth straight win

(Newser) - No. 11 Georgetown got 20 points each from Roy Hibbert and Jonathan Wallace en route to a 70-68 Big East overtime win over No. 21 Marquette today, reports the Associated Press. It was the fourth straight win for the Hoyas (24-4, 14-3)  and it ended the Golden Eagles (21-7, 11-6)... More »

Georgetown Survives St. John's Attack

Purdue lets Minnesota get close before heating up for 65-53 win

(Newser) - St. John's out-shot and out-rebounded No. 11 Georgetown, but the Hoyas regrouped to come up with the 64-52 win over the 14th-place Red Storm. DaJuan Summers had a rocky game for Georgetown, missing two dunks along with other easy shots, but he still collected a game-high 21 points, The Hoya... More »

Villanova Ends No. 13 UConn's 10-Game Run

Georgetown routs Cincinnati, Marquette crushes Rutgers

(Newser) - Villanova ended No. 13 Connecticut's 10-game winning streak with a 67-65 Big East win over the Huskies today, reports the Hartford Courant. Scottie Reynolds led the way for the Wildcats with 15 of his 18 points in the second half. The Huskies erased a 13-point deficit with 7:42 left,... More »

'Cuse Can't Upset No. 18 Cards

Orange fall short, 61-50, after toppling Hoyas on Saturday

(Newser) - Gunning for their second Big East upset in three days, Syracuse came up short against No. 18 Louisville, 61-50. The Orange had pared a 10-point deficit to two with 2:20 left, but the Cardinals closed the game on a 9-0 run to keep pace atop the Big East with... More »

No. 12 Hoyas Fight Past Friars

Georgetown remains in first-place tie atop Big East

(Newser) - The No. 12 Georgetown Hoyas came into Providence having lost two of their past three, and for a time it looked like the Friars would help Georgetown continue their slid. But three-pointers keyed a 17-2 Hoya run that gave them a nine-point lead midway through the second half. Georgetown would... More »

Orange Hold Off Hoyas in Front of Huge Crowd

31,327 see Syracuse keep its post-season hopes alive

(Newser) - The largest on-campus crowd for an NCAA men's basketball game this season saw Syracuse pump some life into its season today with a 77-70 Big East win over No. 8 Georgetown, reports the Associated Press. The Orange (17-9, 7-6) got 22 points from Paul Harris and 18 from Donte Green... More »

Georgetown Tops Villanova in Slopfest

Wildcats endure 0-of-19 stretch, but Hoyas still need last-second FTs

(Newser) - No. 8 Georgetown finally beat Villanova at home. But it took an historically bad shooting performance by the Wildcats, and the Hoyas still needed a home-court call with 0.1 seconds left in regulation. Freshman Corey Stokes was ruled to have fouled Jonathan Wallace after a Villanova turnover, and Wallace... More »

Louisville Clamps Down on Georgetown

Kansas beats pesky Baylor, Drake wins its 21st straight game

(Newser) - Louisville used a strangling defense to shut down No. 6 Georgetown's offense last night and scored just enough point itself for a 59-51 Big East win, reports the Associated Press. David Padgett scored 18 points and Jerry Smith had 16 for the Cardinals (18-6, 8-3), but it was the defense... More »

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