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Topic - D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 Florida routed 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play.
Georgetown's NCAA Tournament hopes comes down to four days in NYC. Maybe the Hoyas only need two wins in the Big East Tourney for an NCAA bid, but it's close.
Breanna Stewart scored 22 points Saturday to lead top-ranked UConn to a 72-42 rout of eighth-seeded Cincinnati in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Georgetown's bid to make the NCAA tournament took another hit on Saturday, and the Hoyas now will likely need a deep run in the Big East tournament to have any chance qualify.
Villanova coach Jay Wright believed his Wildcats had a chance to be good this season, thanks to the players' chemistry. He just didn't expect them to be this good.
Georgetown coach John Thompson III said his team was "floating" back in January, trying to reshape its identity when injuries and academic issues contributed to a five-game losing streak.
It seemed appropriate that John Thompson III was fiddling with a stopwatch as he stood in the lobby of Georgetown's on-campus gym, speaking about a Hoyas team that has ventured far off-script. Time is running out in a season in which "start," ''stop" and "reset" became more than just buttons to press during a practice drill.
If the new Big East hasn't exactly caught college basketball by storm, Georgetown can be blamed for a failure to supply at least part of the thunder and lightning. Picked to finish second in the preseason coaches' poll, the Hoyas have been so inconsistent that, if the regular season ended today, they would be one of the four bottom-rung teams forced to play an extra game in the conference tournament.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 20 points, but Georgetown's defense couldn't stop Seton Hall as the Hoyas fell 82-67.
St. John's scored the game's first 15 points and ended Georgetown's recent dominance in the series with an 82-60 win over the Hoyas on Sunday night.
Georgetown has won six straight over St. John's, including a rout earlier this season. Stifling the Red Storm's top scorer D'Angelo Harrison has been a major reason why.
Georgetown dominated the final 10 minutes and won its fourth straight with an 81-73 victory over Providence despite Friars senior Bryce Cotton's 31 points.
For a while, Georgetown couldn't stop Bryce Cotton. He scored 19 of his 21 Providence points over the final seven minutes of the first half.
Jabril Trawick's return boosted the Hoyas in several ways. Two wins, sure. What else? "When he's out there, a lot of his teammates have more courage."
About midway through the first half of Georgetown's game against Butler on Saturday, the Hoyas were playing like the team that had lost five consecutive games a couple weeks ago.
"Just trying to make home run plays instead of being simple, playing how we usually play," said guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera on the Hoyas numerous miscues. "We just forced a lot of things that we shouldn't have and they came up with steals, got a lot of transition baskets."
"We forced a lot of things we shouldn't have," Smith-Rivera said. "They were being aggressive defensively and that caused turnovers and caused us to force certain things we shouldn't have."