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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III pauses as he speaks during an NCAA college basketball news conference in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**

Arkansas State holds off Georgetown rally

Associated Press

Deven Simms, fouled after stealing an inbounds pass, made two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to help Arkansas State hold off a furious Georgetown rally for a 78-72 victory on Thursday night.

Georgetown's L.J. Peak (0) guarded by Maryland' Ivan Bender (13), is blocked from behind by Maryland's Anthony Cowan (0) as he attempts to shoot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Maryland won 76-75. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Melo Trimble helps Maryland rally to shock Georgetown

- Associated Press

Melo Trimble scored 22 points, including two free throws with 7.6 seconds left, and Maryland made up a nine-point deficit in the closing minutes to beat Georgetown 76-75 Tuesday night.

FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright celebrates after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against North Carolina, in Houston. Defending national champion Villanova is the runaway preseason No. 1 in the Big East Conference. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Villanova selected Big East coaches' preseason pick

- Associated Press

The Wildcats were the overwhelming choice of the Big East coaches as the preseason No. 1. Xavier, which finished in last season's final Top Ten , was second followed by Creighton, Georgetown, defending Big East Tournament champion Seton Hall, Butler, Marquette, St. John's, Providence and DePaul.