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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Joshua Smith
Georgetown's next chance at redemption and keeping its NCAA Tourney hopes alive comes Thursday night at Marquette.
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.
Federal prosecutors say a convicted drug dealer has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Seven years ago, Megan Hunter dipped her finger in peanut butter and let her 7-month-old son lick a little of it off.
Plenty has changed for Georgetown and St. John's since the two met just after New Year's. Plenty is at stake in Sunday night's rematch at Madison Square Garden.
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 forward Nate Lubick goes hard on the glass, but often loses aggressiveness with the ball in his hand on offense. Not so in the Hoyas upset over Michigan State.
Highly-ranked Villanova is having quite the season, but perhaps past success against the Wildcats will help the Hoyas snap out of their current slide.
Markel Starks scored 20 points and Georgetown stay close throughout, but ultimately the Hoyas fell to No. 9 Villanova 65-60 for their fifth straight loss.
Stopping Creighton isn't just about stopping high-scoring All-American Doug McDermott. but ultimately that is Georgetown's tough task on Saturday.
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 starting center Joshua Smith is academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the season.
Georgetown center Joshua Smith, who has missed the previous five games with academic issues, will miss the remainder of the season.
Marquette-Georgetown in overtime? That was supposed to be must-see TV in the relaunched Big East.
Smith said she had to take her son out of preschool years ago because his teacher refused to believe he couldn't touch anything with peanuts in it.
"The older generation doesn't get it," she said. "This was unheard of years ago, so they think it's exaggerated."