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Georgetown guard Markel Starks (5) celebrates 77-65 win over West Virginia with fans as he walks off the court after an NCAA college NIT tournament first round basketball game, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Smith-Rivera leads Hoyas past WVU in NIT first round

- Associated Press

Markel Starks added 14 points, and Jabril Trawick scored 12 for the Hoyas (18-14), who pulled away in the second half in the cramped confines of Georgetown's 2,500-seat practice gym.

Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) drives past Creighton guard Austin Chatman during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Washington. Georgetown defeated Creighton 75-63. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Hoyas hold down Doug McDermott, upset No. 13 Creighton

- Associated Press

Markel Starks added 17 points and a career-best 11 assists, and Jabril Trawick had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hoyas (17-12, 8-9 Big East), who shot 54 percent and advanced their cause as a bubble team for the NCAA tournament.

Butler's Erik Fromm (4) battles Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins (3) and Reggie Cameron (1) for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Analysis: Markel Starks, Hoyas dump Butler

- CSNwashington.com

Markel Starks had 19 points, seven assists and zero turnovers while playing all 40 minutes as Georgetown defeated Butler 71-63 for its third straight win.

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, right, talks with guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 80-67. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Can John Thompson III breathe life into Hoyas' offense?

- CSNwashington.com

"We're undermanned, but that's not an excuse," Thompson said following the Hoyas' third loss in four games. "We have enough pieces where we can figure it out. We just have to figure it out how we have to continue to play differently with who we have now."

Georgetown's Aaron Bowen (23) goes to the basket for a slam dunk in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Indianapolis. Georgetown defeated Butler 70-67 in overtime. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Georgetown outlasts Butler for OT win on the road

- Associated Press

Aaron Bowen finished with 11 points, none bigger than the two that went on the scoreboard after his thunderous dunk. That bucket gave the Hoyas (11-4, 3-1 Big East) a slim, but timely, lead that stood for the victory.

St. John's D'Angelo Harrison (11) is fouled as he shoots against Georgetown D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) and Jabril Trawick (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Smith-Rivera leads Hoyas to rout of St. John's in 100th meeting

- Associated Press

Smith-Rivera went 9 for 12 from the field and 6 for 7 from 3-point range, doing his best to evoke the memories of the standout performances from years past from the founding members of the both the old and new Big East.

Georgetown guard Markel Starks (5) shoots over Colgate forward Murphy Burnatowski (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 61-55. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Instant analysis: Hoyas survive Colgate

- CSNwashington.com

Georgetown's latest tussle with a mid-major ended with another tight finish, but also the Hoyas fifth straight win, 61-55 over Colgate.

VCU guard Rob Brandenberg, left, pressures Georgetown guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera during an NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Hoyas hold off No. 10 VCU to complete upset

- Associated Press

The Rams outran the Hoyas in their previous meeting in the 2011 when they blew out Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA tournament on their way to the Final Four. It was close throughout this time around.

Kansas State forward Nino Williams, right, and teammate Omari Lawrence pressure Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins during an NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Hoyas bounce back strong in Puerto Rico, crush K-State

- Associated Press

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 25 points to lead four Georgetown starters in double-figures as the Hoyas overwhelmed Kansas State in a 90-63 victory in the consolation bracket on Friday.

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.

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.

**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.