Georgetown Hoyas Basketball 2014-2015 News and Updates
11/20/14 - The Georgetown Hoyas basketball team kicked off the 2014-2015 season on a positive note, beating the Saint Francis Brooklyn Terriers 83-62 on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center. Georgetown’s freshman forward L.J. Peak had a game-high 23 points and senior guard Jabril Trawick contributed 11 in the Hoyas victory. Hoyas star D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera struggled in the opener, hitting only 2 of 9 in 30 minutes of playing time. In spite of his slow start in the opener, Smith-Rivera has just been named to the 2014 Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watchlist, joining 49 of the most outstanding players from around the country. He is the only player in the entire Big East Conference to be included in this prestigious list. Come out and watch this potential star-in-the-making, and cheer on the tradition-rich Hoyas. Buy your tickets today, starting at only $1!
11/11/14 - The first game of the season for the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team will be against St. Francis of New York. They will be hoping to start this season off right with a win, and on paper, they are heavily favored. Last season, they didn’t have the most successful season, going 18-15 and were 7th in the Big East Standings. They will hope this season is a better one. Their leading guard, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera will be hoping to have a breakout performance this Saturday going up against St. Francis. Last season, he averaged 17.6 points per game with 5 rebounds per game. They will need him to lead this Hoyas team to victory, along with Markel Starks, who averaged 17.3 points per game last season. Tickets for next weekend’s game, which takes place at the Verizon Center, can be bought for an amazing low $1. Check out the Hoyas in action in their season opener, which has the makings to be a great game.
2/7/14 – February is looking up for the Hoyas after a disappointing January. Georgetown finished last month with five straight losses and saw UCLA transfer Josh Smith suspended because of academics. But, one month before March Madness, and the Hoyas upset No.7 Michigan State last weekend and took down DePaul two days later. The next four games on the Georgetown Hoyas basketball schedule are certainly winnable with Butler, Providence, St. John's and Seton Hall on the horizon. Nothing is out of the question for the Georgetown Hoyas if they can regain some confidence and find a presence in the pain, but the Big East tournament is looking to be Georgetown’s best chance to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
1/3/14 - The Georgetown Hoyas are currently 4th in the Big East, with three early losses to their record this season, two to ranked teams. The Hoyas won their Big East opener, 61-54, over DePaul on New Years Eve, despite a number of clumsy turnovers and lackluster scoring in the first half. Georgetown snapped out of it, with the help of co-captain Markel Starks, who scored a game-high 21 points. Georgetown Hoyas tickets playing host to St. Johns Red Storm on January 4 start at $18, their marquee January 27 matchup with the Villanova Wildcats starts at $29, while their big Super Bowl weekend game at Madison Square Garden against powerhouse Michigan State looms on the horizon. Get in on the Fighting Hoyas action as they partake in new-look Big East play this season!
10/25/13 - The storied Georgetown Hoyas are in for an exciting season, picked #2 in the Big East by the Coaches poll, just behind Marquette. Last season, spearheaded by coach John Thompson III, the Hoyas were the top overall seed for the Big East Tournament and finished #2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, ultimately upset by Florida Gulf Coast. The Hoyas are hoping to brush off their post-season blues, being eliminated for five consecutive years by double-digit seeds, eyeing the Big East title with an optimistic and seasoned squad.
Georgetown Hoyas Basketball 2014-2015 Season
JT3 and company will kick off their season tonight, at the annual Basketball Tip-Off Party, featuring artist B.o.B. The Hoya’s opening game will take place overseas against the Oregon Ducks
at Camp Humphreys in South Korea for the Armed Forces Classic on Nov 8, in support of active duty military members. The Blue and Gray were chosen to play Michigan State
in “Super Saturday Hoops” at Madison Square Garden
, as part of Super Bowl weekend (Feb 1). G-Town’s Big East conference play will begin on New Year’s Eve when the Hoyas host rivals DePaul
, and a couple days later, St. John’s
, at Verizon Center
in the nation’s capital (Jan 4).
The Hoyas must fill the hole left by Big East Player of the Year, Otto Porter Jr. to the Washington Wizards, a job shouldered by senior guard and captain, Markel Starks. Starks was one of five players chosen to represent the Big East in the All- First Team during preseason, averaging 12.8 points a game. Joining the team is redshirt junior and UCLA transfer, Joshua Smith, a Pac- 12 All-Freshman in 2011, who will not have to sit out this season after being granted a Seasons of Competition waiver.