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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Sugar Rodgers
Before Keith Brown was coach Brown of the Georgetown women's basketball program, he was Mr. Brown, a sixth-grade teacher in Prince George's County.
Tia Magee apparently woke up Sunday and decided her college basketball career wasn't going to end that day.
Georgetown's sights are set on the dawning new season as it prepares to open NCAA women's basketball tournament play on Sunday afternoon. While a group of reporters huddled around the Hoyas on Monday evening after the selection show, the players faced the cameras grinning from ear to ear.
West Virginia coach Mike Carey looked at the stat sheet and shook his head in disbelief. His Mountaineers had just scored a season-low 39 points and somehow were advancing to the Big East tournament semifinals.
Sugar Rodgers scored 21 points, including a three-point play in the game's last minute, as No. 15 Georgetown used a 5-0 run in the final 39 seconds to sink Syracuse 65-62 on Saturday.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and third-ranked Connecticut got its 99th consecutive home victory, beating No. 14 Georgetown 80-38 on Saturday.
The energy level was high on Sunday afternoon in McDonough Arena when the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals defeated No. 19 Georgetown 64-61.
Georgetown has found its shooter, or more appropriately, its "shooters."
With second-ranked Notre Dame in town, Georgetown women's basketball coach Terri Williams-Flournoy knows her team has to be especially careful with the ball if it wants to pull off an upset.
Adria Crawford, Tia Magee and Sugar Rodgers had 12 points each as No. 15 Georgetownbeat South Florida 66-56 on Saturday night.
Georgetown's run in the NCAA women's basketball tournament ended earlier than it would have liked.
Georgetown carried an aggressive, swashbuckling attitude into its NCAA women’s basketball round of 32 game Tuesday, thumbing its collective noses at the conventional wisdom it would likely lose to Maryland on the Terrapins’ home court.
There are more than 100 trophies, plaques, statues and other mementos won by various Georgetown sports teams in the John Thompson Lobby at McDonough Memorial Gymnasium, including awards earned by the baseball, soccer, golf, track and field and cross-country teams.
"A lot of teachable moments," Rodgers said of a midweek practice. "Everything you mess up, he asks you why you messed up, then he'll tell you why you messed up, then he'll ask you how to do it the right way, and then he'll make you do it the right way."
"It's a new season," said junior Sugar Rodgers, who leads the Hoyas in points per game with 18.9. "We're preparing for the NCAA tournament. We're not even looking in the past anymore."