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Former Philadelphia 76ers basketball player Allen Iverson smiles during a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Philadelphia. Iverson officially retired from the NBA, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Allen Iverson retires from NBA, nearly four years removed from last game

- Associated Press

Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals.

Georgetown players and personnel react on the bench in the final minutes of a second-round game against Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Friday, March 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. Florida Gulf Coast won 78-68. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Georgetown focused on reversing trend of early NCAA exits

- Associated Press

Over the last four years, coach John Thompson III and Georgetown have won a grand total of one NCAA tournament game. The latest early exit came against No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast last season, a key motivator for the Hoyas this season.

**FILE** Jim Lewis speaks to the media during a press conference Monday, Dec. 29,1997, in Washington. Lewis was named coach of the Washington Mystics, a new franchise in the WNBA. Lewis resigned as head coach of the women's team at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. to take the position. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)

Jim Lewis named interim Georgetown women's basketball coach

Associated Press

Lewis most recently was an assistant coach and scout for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, a team he left in May. He previously was a head coach or assistant with three other WNBA teams and spent 14 years as George Mason's coach.

Marquette center Chris Otule (42) reaches around Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Big East celebrates return to basketball-first mission

- Associated Press

Marquette, one of three co-champions last season, was picked by the coaches in their preseason poll followed by Georgetown, which also finished in that tie with national champion Louisville, Creighton, Villanova, St. John's, Providence, Xavier, Seton Hall, Butler and DePaul.

Matt Kuchar holds up his ball after making a birdie on 14th hole during the third round of The Barclays golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland tied for Barclays lead

- Associated Press

Playing with Kuchar in the final group, Woodland ran off four straight birdies Saturday afternoon with another powerful display of his athleticism and shot a 3-under 68, giving him a share of the lead going into the final round at Liberty National.

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Georgetown to meet Oregon at military installation

The Washington Times

ESPN said Thursday the site of the game will be announced in the coming weeks. Georgetown attempted to play on a ship in Jacksonville last season, but the game against Florida was called at halftime because of moisture on the court.

Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) reacts as he climbs the ladder to cut the net after Georgetown beat Syracuse 61-39 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Big East Conference regular-season title Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Otto Porter Jr. leaving Georgetown for NBA

- Associated Press

Porter was the Big East player of the year and finished second in the voting behind Michigan's Trey Burke for The Associated Press player of the year award.

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.

Florida Gulf Coast thrives without history

- 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.

Florida Gulf Coast's Eddie Murray (23) hangs from the rim after a dunk as Chase Fieler (20) and Brett Comer (0) celebrate during the second half of a second-round game against Georgetown in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Friday, March 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

NCAA tournament 2013: Florida Gulf Coast upsets Georgetown

- 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.

Georgetown guard Markel Starks clenches his fists after drawing a charging foul against Cincinnati in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Cincinnati. Starks led Georgetown to a 62-55 win with 17 points. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Hoyas looking to avoid that upset feeling

- 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.