2013–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2013–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
NIT Second round vs. Florida State, L 90–101
Conference Big East
2013–14 record 18–15 (8–10 Big East)
Head coach John Thompson III (10th year)
Assistant coach Kevin Broadus (5th year)
Assistant coach Tavaras Hardy (1st year)
Assistant coach Kevin Sutton (1st year)
Home arena Verizon Center
McDonough Gymnasium
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Villanova 16 2   .889     29 5   .853
#16 Creighton 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Providence 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Xavier 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
St. John's 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Marquette 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Georgetown 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Seton Hall 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
Butler 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 21   .364
2014 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[1]

The 2013–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by John Thompson III, were members of the Big East Conference, and played their home games at the Verizon Center, with one home game at McDonough Gymnasium. The team started the season against the Oregon Ducks in the Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys near Pyeongtaek, South Korea,[2] and played in the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off.[3]

This was Georgetown‍ '​s first season as a member of the newly organized Big East Conference. It had been a founding member of the original Big East Conference in the 1979-80 season and had remained a member for 34 seasons. However, that conference‍ '​s increasingly unstable membership and uncertain future and what Georgetown and the conference‍ '​s other basketball-only members believed to be its focus on college football at the expense of the interests of its basketball programs led Georgetown and six other Big East members (DePaul, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's, and Villanova) to leave the conference after the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. In 2013 they joined Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in forming a new Big East Conference. (The original Big East Conference then added new members of its own and renamed itself the American Athletic Conference for the 2013-14 season.) One immediate effect of the conference realignment was that for the first time since the 1977-78 season the Hoyas did not play Syracuse, Georgetown‍ '​s great rival throughout the original Big East Conference‍ '​s 34-season history; Syracuse had itself left the original Big East in 2013 to join the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2013-14 season.

Season recap[edit]

Junior center Joshua Smith joined Georgetown as a transfer from UCLA, and Thompson expected him to play a key role for the Hoyas and constructed a team that could take advantage of his presence. Smith scored a season-high 25 points in the opening loss against Oregon in South Korea and 17 points against No.10-ranked Virginia Commonwealth in a victory four games later in Puerto Rico. He scored 11 or more points in six straight games and in double figures in seven games, but his performance then began to decline. In the last four games he played, he scored no more than five points, and in his final game of the year, against longtime conference rival St. John's on January 4, 2014 – the 100th meeting of the teams.[4] – he missed five of his six shots.[5][6]

The Hoyas began the season with the 2013 Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphrey's in South Korea.

A harbinger of roster problems that would plague Georgetown for much of the season came on November 30, 2013, when Thompson announced that junior forward Greg Whittington – who had not played since January 8, 2013, because of an academic suspension and had suffered an injury over the summer of 2013 that prevented him from playing at all during the 2013-2014 season – had been dismissed from the team for unspecified reasons.[7] A major blow followed on January 8, 2014, when Joshua Smith did not accompany the team for a road game at Providence. Georgetown officials revealed Smith would not play again until he resolved an academic issue. On January 24, 2014, Georgetown announced that he would not play for the remainder of the 2013-14 season, but would return for the 2014-2015 season if his academic performance improved enough by then.[8]

Despite Smith‍ '​s declining performance before his dismissal, he was the Hoyas‍ '​ third-leading scorer for the season when he left the team for the year, averaging 11.6 points per game,[5] and with him on the court the Hoyas went 10-3 in their first 13 games. With Smith out, Thompson was forced to move junior power forward Mikael Hopkins to center and play freshman power forward Reggie Cameron and senior Nate Lubick at forward, giving the Hoyas an undersized and less experienceed front court.[9] More player losses soon followed. During the first game without Smith, junior guard Jabril Trawick suffered a broken jaw on January 8 at Providence and missed the next five games.[10] Although Trawick returned to action ahead of schedule to play in a loss against ninth-ranked Villanova on January 27, 2014,[11] the Hoyas played without their back-up center, senior Moses Ayegba, that evening as he served a one-game NCAA suspension because of a pre-enrollment infraction.[11] By the time of the January 27 defeat at the hands of Villanova, the Hoyas had lost five in a row – tying the longest losing streak of John Thompson III‍ '​s ten-season tenure at Georgetown set by the 2010-11 team.[11] They had lost six of the seven games they played after Smith‍ '​s departure and seven of their last eleven.[11]

Georgetown‍ '​s next game was against seventh-ranked Michigan State at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 1, 2014; preceded by a game between Marquette and St. John's, it was the second game of the "Super Saturday Hoops" doubleheader celebrating the following day‍ '​s Super Bowl.[12] Trailing 30-29 at halftime, the Hoyas began the second half with an 11-2 run to take a 40-32 lead. Sophomore guard Gary Harris scored a game-high 20 points for the Spartans, and his three-pointer with 1:32 left reduced Georgetown‍ '​s lead to 56-54. Trawick then made two key plays, tipping in a missed shot to give Georgetown a 58-54 lead and soon afterwards scoring on a breakaway dunk to give the Hoyas a 63-55 advantage. The Hoyas shot only 2-for-12 (16.7 percent) from three-point range but shot 22-for-49 (44.9 percent) from the floor overall, held the Spartans to 39.3 percent shooting from the field, and became only the fourth team to outrebound Michigan State during the season, 37-30. Senior point guard Markel Starks led Georgetown with 16 points, sophomore guard D'Vautes Smith-Rivera scored 12, Trawick had eight, and the front court had a strong game with Lubick scoring eight points as Georgetown broke its losing streak, upsetting Michigan State 64-60.[13]

The victory over Michigan State began a four-game winning streak for the Hoyas and raised hopes that Georgetown‍ '​s season would turn around. Smith-Rivera averaged in double figures for the season, with 17.6 points per game,[5] but the shorthanded Hoyas stumbled at the end of the regular season, losing four of their last six to finish at 17-13 overall and in seventh place in the Big East at 8-10. They lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament – their first first-round loss in the tournament since 2009 – to last-place DePaul; it was DePaul‍ '​s first victory over Georgetown in 20 years and ended a 14-game Georgetown winning streak against the Blue Demons.[14] Missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009,[5] the Hoyas were invited to the National Invitation Tournament – their first NIT appearance since 2009 – where they defeated West Virginia in the first round before losing in the second round to Florida State, leaving them with a final record of 18-15, their least successful season since 2008-09.

Georgetown‍ '​s switch to the new Big East Conference, loss of its annual home game against Syracuse, and lack of nonconference home games against marquee opponents hurt attendance at Hoya games during the season, which dropped 20 percent from an average of 10,911 per game in 2012-13 to 8,670 per game in 2013-14.[15]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 0 Adams, TylerTyler Adams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Jr Brandon High School Brandon, Mississippi
PF 1 Cameron, ReggieReggie Cameron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Hudson Catholic Hackensack, New Jersey
F 3 Hopkins, MikaelMikael Hopkins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Jr DeMatha Catholic High School Hyattsville, Maryland
G 4 Smith-Rivera, D'VauntesD'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So North Central/Oak Hill Academy Indianapolis, Indiana
G 5 Starks, MarkelMarkel Starks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Georgetown Preparatory School Accokeek, Maryland
G 12 Allen, DavidDavid Allen (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Highland Park High School Dallas, Texas
F 23 Bowen, AaronAaron Bowen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Samuel W. Wolfson High School Jacksonville, Florida
C 24 Smith, JoshuaJoshua Smith 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 350 lb (159 kg) Jr Kentwood High School Kent, Washington
G 25 Caprio, JohnJohn Caprio 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Seton Hall Preparatory School North Caldwell, New Jersey
F 31 Domingo, StephenStephen Domingo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) So St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco, California
C 32 Ayegba, MosesMoses Ayegba 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) Sr Progressive Christian Academy Kano, Nigeria
F 34 Lubick, NateNate Lubick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Sr St. Mark's School Southborough, Massachusetts
C 42 Hayes, BradleyBradley Hayes 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 251 lb (114 kg) So Sandalwood High School Jacksonville, Florida
G 55 Trawick, JabrilJabril Trawick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Abington Friends School Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Head coach

John Thompson III

Assistant coach(es)

Kevin Broadus
Tavaras Hardy
Kevin Sutton
Othella Harrington


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 8, 2013

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Reggie Cameron
PF
Hackensack, NJ Hudson Catholic 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 26, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Rankings[edit]

Georgetown was not ranked in the Top 25, but was among other teams receiving Top 25 votes in the early weeks of the season.

Source[16]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre
Nov 4
Wk 2
Nov 11
Wk 3
Nov 18
Wk 4
Nov 25
Wk 5
Dec 2
Wk 6
Dec 9
Wk 7
Dec 16
Wk 8
Dec 23
Wk 9
Dec 30
Wk 10
Jan 6
Wk 11
Jan 13
Wk 12
Jan 20
Wk 13
Jan 27
Wk 14
Feb 3
Wk 15
Feb 10
Wk 16
Feb 17
Wk 17
Feb 24
Wk 18
Mar 3
Wk 19
Mar 10
Post
Mar 17
Final
Apr 7
AP RV RV RV [note 1]
Coaches RV RV RV RV

Schedule[edit]

Sources[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
11/08/2013*
8:00 pm, ESPN
vs. #19 Oregon
Armed Forces Classic
L 75–82  0–1
Camp Humphreys (2,100)
Pyeongtaek, SKR
11/13/2013*
7:00 pm, FS1
Wright State W 88–70  1–1
Verizon Center (7,350)
Washington, D.C.
11/21/2013*
1:10 pm, ESPNU
vs. Northeastern
Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round
L 56–63  1–2
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (4,952)
San Juan, PR
11/22/2013*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Kansas State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation 2nd Round
W 90–63  2–2
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (5,835)
San Juan, PR
11/24/2013*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. #10 VCU
Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th Place
W 84–80  3–2
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (7,642)
San Juan, PR
11/30/2013*
12:00 pm, FSN
Lipscomb W 70–49  4–2
Verizon Center (8,165)
Washington, D.C.
12/05/2013*
9:00 pm, FS1
High Point W 80–45  5–2
Verizon Center (4,676)
Washington, D.C.
12/07/2013*
12:00 pm, FS1
Colgate W 61–55  6–2
Verizon Center (7,966)
Washington, D.C.
12/17/2013*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Elon W 85–76  7–2
Verizon Center (7,586)
Washington, D.C.
12/21/2013*
12:00 pm, ESPN
at #18 Kansas L 64–86  7–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/28/2013*
12:00 pm, FS1
FIU W 92–57  8–3
Verizon Center (7,824)
Washington, D.C.
12/31/2013
5:00 pm, FS1
DePaul W 61–54  9–3 (1–0)
Verizon Center (7,823)
Washington, D.C.
01/04/2014
1:00 pm, FS1
St. John's W 77–60  10–3 (2–0)
Verizon Center (10,164)
Washington, D.C.
01/08/2014
7:00 pm, FS1
at Providence L 52–70  10–4 (2–1)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (9,187)
Providence, RI
01/11/2014
7:00 pm, FS1
at Butler W 70–67 OT 11–4 (3–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,640)
Indianapolis, IN
01/15/2014
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at Xavier L 67–80  11–5 (3–2)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
01/18/2014
12:00 pm, FS1
Seton Hall L 57–67  11–6 (3–3)
Verizon Center (9,786)
Washington, D.C.
01/20/2014
9:00 pm, FS1
Marquette L 72–80 OT 11–7 (3–4)
Verizon Center (9,014)
Washington, D.C.
01/25/2014
8:00 pm, FS1
at Creighton L 63–76  11–8 (3–5)
CenturyLink Center Omaha (18,859)
Omaha, NE
01/27/2014
9:00 pm, FS1
#9 Villanova L 60–65  11–9 (3–6)
Verizon Center (11,204)
Washington, D.C.
02/01/2014*
3:18 pm, FS1
vs. #7 Michigan State
Super Saturday Hoops
W 64–60  12–9
Madison Square Garden (12,561)
New York, NY
02/03/2014
9:12 pm, FS1
at DePaul W 71–59  13–9 (4–6)
Allstate Arena (6,339)
Rosemont, IL
02/08/2014
1:00 pm, CBS
Butler W 71–63  14–9 (5–6)
Verizon Center (13,011)
Washington, D.C.
02/10/2014
7:00 pm, FS1
Providence W 83–71  15–9 (6–6)
Verizon Center (8,063)
Washington, D.C.
02/16/2014
7:00 pm, FS1
at St. John's L 60–82  15–10 (6–7)
Madison Square Garden (10,340)
New York, NY
02/20/2014
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at Seton Hall L 67–82  15–11 (6–8)
Prudential Center (6,590)
Newark, NJ
02/22/2014
11:30 am, FS2/FS1[note 2]
Xavier W 74–52  16–11 (7–8)
Verizon Center (11,854)
Washington, D.C.
02/27/2014
9:12 pm, FS1
at Marquette L 73–75  16–12 (7–9)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (14,874)
Milwaukee, WI
03/04/2014
7:00 pm, FS1
#13 Creighton W 75–63  17–12 (8–9)
Verizon Center (12,105)
Washington, D.C.
03/08/2014
2:00 pm, Fox Sports Go/
FS1[note 3]
at #6 Villanova L 59–77  17–13 (8–10)
Wells Fargo Center (18,828)
Philadelphia, PA
Big East Tournament
03/12/2014
9:30 pm, FS1
vs. DePaul
First Round
L 56–60  17–14
Madison Square Garden (13,177)
New York, NY
NIT
03/18/2014*
7:00 pm, ESPN
#(4) (5) West Virginia
First round
W 77–65  18–14
McDonough Gymnasium (2,133)
Washington, DC
03/24/2014*
7:00 pm, ESPN
#(4) at (1) Florida State
Second round
L 90–101  18–15
Donald L. Tucker Center (3,541)
Tallahassee, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NIT is Seed within Region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.
  2. ^ Originally scheduled to air on Fox Sports 1, the first 30 minutes of the game were broadcast on Fox Sports 2 due to a scheduling conflict with a broadcast of automobile racing practice runs on Fox Sports 1. The broadcast switched to Fox Sports 1 at 12:00 noon EST with the game in progress.
  3. ^ Originally scheduled to air on Fox Sports 1, most of the first half of the game was broadcast online on Fox Sports Go due to a scheduling conflict with the a broadcast of the double-overtime game between St. John's and Marquette which preceded it on Fox Sports 1. The broadcast switched to Fox Sports 1 with under five minutes left in the first half.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2013-14." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Katz, Andy (July 31, 2013). "U.S. Army hosts game in South Korea". ESPN. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Georgetown To Play Oregon In Armed Forces Classic". Casual Hoya. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown 77, St. John’s 60: Hoyas rout Red Storm in 100th meeting," washingtonpost.com, January 4, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d Wang, Gene, "Joshua Smith is Georgetown’s big man (back) in the middle," washingtonpost.com, November 10, 2014, 7:48 p.m. EST.
  6. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown basketball: Story lines for the 2014-15 season," washingtonpost.com, November 10, 2014, 7:52 p.m. EST.
  7. ^ Clarke, Liz, "Georgetown tops Lipscomb, announces Greg Whittington has been dismissed from team," washingtonpost.com, November 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Wang, Gene, "Hoyas' Josh Smith ruled out for season because of academic reasons," washingtonpost.com, January 24, 2014.
  9. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown basketball enters Battle 4 Atlantis boasting improved depth," washingtonpost.com, November 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown Hoyas search for answers as unfamiliar lineups contribute to losses," washingtonpost.com, January 19, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d Wang, Gene, "Georgetown men’s basketball is edged by Villanova for fifth straight defeat," washingtonpost.com, January 27, 2014.
  12. ^ msuspartans.com "Michigan State Will Play In New York On Super Bowl Saturday," August 8, 2013.
  13. ^ espn.go.com Anonymous, "Georgetown shocks No. 7 Michigan State at MSG," Associated Press, February 1, 2014.
  14. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown ousted from Big East in first round by DePaul, 60-56," washingtonpost.com, March 13, 2014.
  15. ^ Clarke, Liz, "Georgetown-Syracuse basketball series to resume in 2015-16," washingtonpost.com, June 10, 2014, 11:33 a.m. EDT
  16. ^ sports-reference.com 2012-13 Polls
  17. ^ espn.go.com Box score: Northeastern vs. Georgetown, November 21, 2013
  18. ^ Box score: Northeastern 63 Georgetown 56, The Washington Post, November 22, 2013, p. D8.
  19. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Lipscomb at Georgetown November 30, 2013
  20. ^ espn.go.com Box Score High Point at Georgetown December 5, 2013
  21. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Colgate at Georgetown December 7, 2013
  22. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Elon at Georgetown December 17, 2013
  23. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Kansas December 21, 2013
  24. ^ espn.go.com Box Score FIU at Georgetown December 27, 2013
  25. ^ espn.go.comBox Score DePaul at Georgetown December 31, 2013
  26. ^ espn.go.com Box Score St. John's at Georgetown January 4, 2014
  27. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Providence January 8, 2014
  28. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Butler January 11, 2014
  29. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Xavier January 15, 2014
  30. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Seton Hall at Georgetown January 18, 2014
  31. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Marquette at Georgetown January 20, 2014
  32. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Creighton January 25, 2014
  33. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Villanova at Georgetown January 27, 2014
  34. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Michigan State vs. Georgetown February 1, 2014
  35. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at DePaul February 3, 2014
  36. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Butler at Georgetown February 8, 2014
  37. ^ a b covers.com Box Score Providence at Georgetown February 10, 2014
  38. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at St. John's February 16, 2014
  39. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Seton Hall February 20, 2014
  40. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Xavier at Georgetown February 22, 2014
  41. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Marquette February 27, 2014
  42. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Creighton at Georgetown March 4, 2014
  43. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown at Villanova March 8, 2014
  44. ^ espn.go.com Box Score DePaul vs. Georgetown March 12, 2014
  45. ^ espn.go.com Box Score West Virginia vs. Georgetown March 18, 2014
  46. ^ espn.go.com Box Score Georgetown vs. Florida State March 24, 2014
  47. ^ guhoyas.com 2013-14 Season Statistics

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