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  • Florida Gulf Coast thrives without history

    By Stephen Whyno - The Washington Times

    This was just FGCU's sixth Division I season and second in which it was eligible to play in the postseason. What made Friday night's victory over second-seeded Georgetown even more special for the 15th-seeded Eagles was history, or the absence of it. Published March 23, 2013

  • Defense fails Georgetown in loss to Florida Gulf Coast

    By Stephen Whyno - The Washington Times

    In a perfect world, defense wins championships. But when the second-seeded Hoyas began their NCAA tournament quest Friday night, defense failed them in a 78-68, upset loss to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast. Published March 23, 2013

  • NCAA tournament 2013: Florida Gulf Coast upsets Georgetown

    By Stephen Whyno - The Washington Times

    Georgetown players said they weren't taking No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast lightly. Armed with the memories of last year's upset loss to N.C. State early in the NCAA tournament and a 2010 loss to Ohio, the second-seeded Hoyas figured this time it would have to be different. It wasn't. Published March 22, 2013

  • Hoyas looking to avoid that upset feeling

    By Stephen Whyno - The Washington Times

    The Hoyas seem to be in a better situation than a year ago. Friday they'll open the NCAA tournament at Wells Fargo Center as a No. 2 seed against No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast with memories of last year's upset fresh in their minds. Published March 21, 2013

  • Otto Porter Jr.'s value is hard to measure for Georgetown

    By Stephen Whyno - The Washington Times

    Before his Georgetown Hoyas left for their trip to China in the summer of 2011, coach John Thompson III began to see what he had in Otto Porter Jr. Published March 21, 2013

  • John Thompson III expects Hoyas to make deep NCAA run

    By Joseph White - Associated Press

    The coach who almost always measures his words carefully and avoids big-picture statements whenever possible has, in his own way, let it be known that he's expecting more than the usual when his Hoyas, seeded No. 2 in the East, begin the NCAAs with a round of 64 game against Florida Gulf Coast on Friday in Philadelphia. Published March 19, 2013

  • Georgetown is No. 2 seed in NCAA South Region; VCU No. 5 seed

    By The Washington Times

    The Hoyas will face 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast University in their NCAA tournament opener. Published March 17, 2013

  • FENNO: Hoyas already have exceeded expectations, but they want more

    By Nathan Fenno - The Washington Times

    Georgetown lost out on big-time recruit Nerlens Noel. Its leading scorer, Jason Clark, graduated. Another gifted contributor, Hollis Thompson, departed a year early to pursue professional basketball. And somehow Georgetown improved. Published March 17, 2013

  • Syracuse gets revenge in OT, knocks Georgetown out in Big East semis

    By Mike Fitzpatrick - Associated Press

    The Orange held top-seeded Georgetown (25-6) to 22 percent shooting from 3-point range with their trademark 2-3 zone and got a big game from their bench to avenge two previous losses to the Hoyas this season. Published March 15, 2013

  • Otto Porter Jr. unanimous Big East player of year; Hoyas' Thompson top coach

    By Associated Press

    In conference games only, Porter was second in the league in scoring (18.1), fifth in rebounding (7.3), tied for third in steals (1.8) and second in 3-point shooting (44.1 percent). Published March 12, 2013

  • Georgetown, Syracuse meet one last time as Big East rivals

    By Howard Fendrich - Associated Press

    This will be the 89th meeting between the schools (Syracuse leads 48-40), and John Thompson III said it won't be the last. But occasional non-conference matchups probably won't hold the same sway. Published March 8, 2013

  • Giant-killers Villanova take down No. 5 Georgetown

    By Dan Gelston - Associated Press

    The Wildcats also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and have put themselves in solid shape for at least an NCAA tournament at-large bid. Published March 6, 2013

  • FENNO: Georgetown star Otto Porter Jr. won't go unnoticed much longer

    By Nathan Fenno - The Washington Times

    Porter thrust himself into conversation for national player of the year honors, along with Michigan's Trey Burke and Indiana's Victor Oladipo, after depositing 33 points, eight rebounds and five steals against Syracuse last week. Published February 27, 2013

  • Hoyas escape UConn with double-overtime win

    By Jim O'Connell - Associated Press

    Otto Porter Jr.'s layup with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave No. 7 Georgetown a 79-78 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday night, the Hoyas' 10th straight win and first-ever at Gampel Pavilion. Published February 27, 2013

  • Otto Porter raises Georgetown's status, and his own

    By Joseph White - Associated Press

    Porter's breakout performance — 33 points, eight rebounds, five steals while playing all 40 minutes — in Georgetown's final Big East game at the Carrier Dome left no doubt that both the sophomore forward and his team belong near the top. Published February 26, 2013

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