South Florida Bulls Basketball Team, From Big East Conference Cinderella to Cellar Dweller

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How did the South Florida Bulls, last year’s Big East Conference Cinderella, turn into this season’s dungeon dwellers? The Bulls (10-11, 1-8) will try to climb out of the last place in the league when they take on No. 24 […]

St. Joseph’s vs Temple and Philly’s Big 5 Showcase the Best in College Basketball

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Last night the St. Joseph’s Hawks edged the Temple Owls, 70-69, to improve their standing in a quest to become the 2012-13 Big Five champion. These standings are unofficial and rarely impact which team earns a bid to the NCAA Tournament. […]

Georgetown Hoyas Discover Offensive Mojo in 68-56 win over St. John’s Red Storm

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Wow, what was that? Who was that? The Georgetown Hoyas, owners of the second worst offense in the Big East Conference found their mojo in the first half against the St. John’s Red Storm and ran with it. The Hoyas […]

Georgetown Hoyas Host Surprising St. John’s Red Storm in Pivotal Big East Matchup

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The Georgetown Hoyas (15-4, 5-3) defeated the St. John’s Red Storm 67-51 Jan. 12 at Madison Square Garden.  At the time the Hoyas were ranked 19th and the Red Storm was 9-7 overall and 1-3 in the Big East Conference. […]

Georgetown Hoyas Coach John Thompson III Rejects the “Princeton” Label

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Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson III rejects what he considers the media’s attempt to brand his team with the “Princeton Offense.” Perhaps weary of criticism of his team’s anemic offense, Thompson, who played and coached at Princeton, dismisses the label […]

Georgetown Hoyas’ Otto Porter Looks Lottery Ready in 74-52 Win Over Seton Hall

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Otto Porter Jr. is a grown man among boys.  Why the Georgetown Hoyas (15-4, 5-3) don’t dish him the ball every chance they get is hard to understand. Porter scored 20 in the Hoyas 74-52 win over the Seton Hall […]

Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino ‘Suspends’ Losing Skid with Victory Over Pittsburgh

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After losing to the Georgetown Hoyas Saturday, No. 12 Louisville Cardinals Coach Rick Pitino noted that his opponent was 4-1 since Coach John Thompson III suspended forward Greg Whittington. “I’m thinking of suspending a player,” Pitino joked. Today Pitino announced that […]

Maturing Georgetown Hoyas Avoid 0-3 Start in Big East Conference Play

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Like a teen boy struggling to grow into his maturing voice, the No. 19 Georgetown Hoyas are still working through growing pains. The Hoyas, a young team with no seniors, can swing from horrific to terrific in one game.  Just when […]

Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Gets Boost From $5 million Donation

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The No. 19 Georgetown Hoyas basketball program got a boost today when it was announced the university’s athletics department received its largest s single gift ever, a $5 million commitment from Edward and Irene Shaw. The Shaws earmarked $4 million […]

Syracuse Orange Coach Jim Boeheim Eulogizes Dying Big East Conference

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On life support, but not quite dead, the Big East Conference continues to be eulogized by those who remember when the league thrived. Syracuse Orange basketball coach Jim Boeheim is the  latest to lament about what appears to be the […]

Big East Conference Basketball Schools Power Forward in Exodus from League

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As Big East Conference teams go head-to-head on the court, the “Catholic Seven” are paving the way for their mass exodus.  And they mean business. Over the weekend, presidents representing the seven basketball schools in the Big East met in […]

Georgetown Hoyas Inept Offense Exposed in Loss to Marquette Golden Eagles

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Fans of the No. 15 Georgetown Hoyas (10-2, 0-1) can debate the odd finish to the game that resulted in their team’s second loss of the season.  They can argue about the what ifs and what’s fair about the game ending […]