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  • Georgetown coach John Thompson III talks to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Washington. Pittsburgh won 73-45. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Hoyas’ Big East struggles disconcerting

    The arrival of the Big East schedule promised to clear up some issues for a Georgetown team whose murky play during the nonconference slate left some wondering about the prognosis for this young group. So far, the results have not been pretty.


  • American guard Marko Vasic (5) battles for the ball against Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) and Greg Whittington (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Hoyas come up shy in board battles

    Rebounding is one of the aspects of basketball that can be difficult to teach, given the unpredictable nature of where the ball will bounce, combined with the complex chemistry of positioning, strength, agility and desire needed to corral it, all the while fending off an opposing player hoping to do the exact same thing.


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Sophomore forward Otto Porter has the capability of carrying Georgetown despite a quiet demeanor on and off the court.

    Group leadership suits Georgetown

    One of the beliefs about basketball, or any sport, is that a team needs one player to whom everyone can turn when things get tough, or the one guy who won't hesitate to speak his mind, either in motivation or anger, to fire up his teammates.


  • Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, right, looks up at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Carolina at the Verizon Center in Washington, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Georgetown won 81-68. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Georgetown views leaving Big East as practical

    If sentimentality is not extinct in college athletics, it surely is an endangered species. A wild 36-month (and counting) stretch of conference-hopping saw to that.


  • Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) prepares to take a free throw against Western Carolina during the second half of a college basketball game at the Verizon Center in Washington, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Georgetown won 81-68. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Georgetown, six other schools seek 'basketball-centric' future apart from remnants of Big East

    Georgetown took a step toward its future Saturday.


  • Georgetown's Nate Lubick (34) drives past Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Georgetown reaps benefits from Nate Lubick's steady growth

    In this year of transition for Georgetown, coach John Thompson III has stressed that everyone on the roster is still learning their way, tasked with making sense of new positions, greater responsibilities and increased pressures to perform.


  • Longwood guard David Robinson (13) guards Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr.,(22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Washington. Georgetown won 89-53. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Hoyas enjoy an easy night against Longwood

    This was the blowout for which Georgetown and its fans have been waiting, although, even in a 36-point victory, there were a few caveats.


  • Towson guard Jerome Hairston (0) and Mike Burwell (23) battle for the ball against Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Narrow wins stifle Georgetown's attempt to charge depth

    Georgetown has played in its fair share of uncomfortably close games during the first eight contests of the season. While the optimist might suggest this kind of trial by fire will prepare the Hoyas for the rigors of the Big East campaign, the pessimist has an eye on another issue.


  • Towson forward Barrington Alston (12) shoots over Georgetown forward Nate Lubick (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Towson close, but loses 46-40 to No. 15 Georgetown

    After going 1-31 last season, Towson retained only three scholarship players and added three transfers from the Big East. The Tigers also put together a schedule that was something — literally — to write home about, opening with 10 straight games on the road.


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