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Topic - John Thompson
Georgetown (16-11, 7-8 Big East) snapped a two-game losing streak as Markel Starks had 22 points and four assists, guiding an efficient offense. The Hoyas shot 52 percent from the floor, had 14 assists and committed just three turnovers.
Looking for a spark with his team's NCAA Tournament hopes fading, Georgetown coach John Thompson inserted Jabril Trawick into the starting lineup for the first time in more than six weeks on Saturday.
Georgetown didn't care how its losing streak ended, just that it did. Beating No. 7 Michigan State made this elusive win even better.
Tom Izzo was just saying what was on his mind, as the Michigan State coach is prone to do.
Hurt resurfaces with every loss for the Hoyas. The ache, however, is becoming too familiar with five straight setbacks and six in seven games.
Georgetown center Joshua Smith, who has missed the previous five games with academic issues, will miss the remainder of the season.
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Marquette, Georgetown next faces a Creighton squad that just set the Big East record with 21 3-pointers. In one game.
Georgetown's scoring comes from two point-producing guards with minimal help elsewhere. This is not a revelation, but a reality for coach John Thompson III.
Seton Hall has everyone back, including the senior who now holds the school record for steals.
Coach John Thompson's Hoyas (11-6, 3-3) didn't score a field goal over the final 9:44 and blew a double-digit, second-half lead for the second straight game.
Georgetown (4-2) hosts High Point Thursday night and hopes its overall wayward 3-point shooting shows as well.
Georgetown starts a four-game homestand on Saturday, providing a chance for coach John Thompson III fine tune his schemes and rotations.
College hoops practices started earlier than ever this season. Sounds like a coach's dream, right? GW's Mike Lonergan says not at all.
John Thompson, the first of the Georgetown coaches with that name, was sitting on a raised area just feet from where John Thompson III was accepting the trophy for Big East Coach of the Year.
The Hoyas enter this week's conference tournament assured they'll be back at MSG next year and still playing in something called the Big East, the result of the agreement that breaks up the conference into basketball-centric and those that play big-time football.
"When you run a public company or any visible organization, what you think and what you say is always going to affect the company," said Thompson, "You have to be mindful of how things you do and say will affect your customers, your employees and your investors."
The onus is also on the corporation and its board to assess whether anything that a candidate has done or said in the past will adversely affect the company's reputation, said Microsoft Corp. Chairman John Thompson, who led a five-month search that culminated in Microsoft hiring Satya Nadella as its new CEO in February.