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Three Stars: Rosenberry Leads Dominant D

The Georgetown Football team was lit up under the lights of Multi-Sport Field Saturday night in a 43-23 rout. Fortunately the men’s and women’s soccer teams combined to go 3-0 over the weekend, carrying their respective weights during a weekend in which stars from the men’s team, the volleyball team and the cross country team grabbed headlines.

Right back Keegan Rosenberry

Rosenberry was deservedly named Big East Defensive Player of the week after he was instrumental in the men’s soccer team keeping two clean sheets over the weekend. Georgetown won a pair of 1-0 games, so the defense had no room for error against the Dukes of Duquesne and James Madison. Through six games, the team’s stout defense has dominated their opponents and only allowed three goals. Continue reading

Hoyas in the Pros: Updates on Every Alum Playing in a Pro League

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 blocks

The Knickerbockers have taken a two-game lead over Hibbert and the Pacers for the No. 2 seed in the East which means that a match-up with either Atlanta or Chicago is Indiana’s likely first-round draw. Last Saturday, Roy marked his return to Verizon Center with 25 points and 10 rebounds, but the Wizards (who would maybe be in the playoffs if John Wall had been healthy all year) beat down Indiana, 104-85. There are three games left in the regular season for the Pacers, including a huge trip to Madison Square Garden on Sunday. A win would put the Pacers a game back of New York with just a trip to Boston and a meeting with Philadelphia at home remaining. New York closes out in Charlotte and at home to Atlanta. It doesn’t really matter though, as nobody from the East will beat El Heat.

Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons, 16.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists

At 27-52, the Pistons are tied for the fifth worst record in the league; however Monroe continues to perform well as the 22-year-old is one of the league’s most promising youngsters. With the help of an improved Andre Drummond, a lottery pick and a proven veteran free agent, I fully expect that Monroe could average 20 points and 12 boards within the next few seasons. Drummond had a career high 29 points and Monroe had 23 himself in Detroit’s 111-104 victory over Cleveland this past Wednesday. Surround these two post presences with some shooters and Detroit isn’t going to struggle to find offense. If you are a fan of NBA games that really don’t matter, the Pistons host the Bobcats tonight at 7:30.

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Men’s Lacrosse Big East Power Rankings: Villanova Undefeated in Conference Play

1. Villanova (4-6, 3-0)

All six of the Wildcats’ losses have come to ranked teams, but they’ve been perfect through their conference schedule with victories over Syracuse, Georgetown and Rutgers. Senior attack Jack Rice has an impressive 20 goals through the team’s first 10 games.

2. No. 4 Notre Dame (8-2, 2-1)

The Irish should be undefeated, but they are only 2-2 at home with losses to unranked Hofstra and St. John’s. Notre Dame has one of the best goalies in the country in senior John Kemp, and freshman attack Matt Kavanagh is leading the team in scoring with 19 goals and 10 assists. The Fighting Irish close out the regular season with the Hoyas, the Wildcats and the Orange.

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Hoyas in the Pros: Hibbert, Green Catching Fire Late in Season

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – 11.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 blocks

Roy had a big week since our last post, notching 20 points and seven rebounds in a 112-104 win over the Suns in the desert before posting 26 and 10 in an impressive 109-106 over the best team in Los Angeles, the Clippers. Unfortunately for Indiana, the Knickerbockers are blazing hot right now with 10 straight wins and have overtaken the second seed in the East. Hibbert is third in the NBA in blocks behind Serge Ibaka and Larry Saunders.

Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons – 16 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals                

A reoccurring theme of this blog has been that Greg Monroe is a great player, but his team is just terrible. Monroe averaged 22 points and just over 10 boards per game over the past week as the Pistons went 1-2 with losses to Boston and Chicago. Detroit has the fifth-worst record in the league, so the right pick should presumably translate into more wins next year. Maybe Otto will go to the Pistons and the best Hoyas to leave after their sophomore year since Iverson can reign terror on the Eastern Conference.

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Men’s Lacrosse Squanders Lead in Loss to Villanova

The men’s lacrosse team’s rough season took another turn for the worse on Wednesday night as the visiting Villanova Wildcats (3-6,2-0) scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to leave Multi-Sport Facility 8-6 winners. The loss drops the Hoyas to 4-6 under first-year head coach Kevin Warne, and an NCAA tournament drought that stretches back to 2007 appears likely to continue.

GU was without captain Brian Casey — who was sidelined with a leg injury — but fellow senior Travis Comeau filled in nicely at attack with two goals. Redshirt sophomore Jake Haley, who has replaced opening day starter Alex Joyce as the go-to man in between the pipes, made 13 saves, but it was not enough as the offense was non-existent down the stretch.

Things were looking good for the home team when Reilly O’Connor, who has been Georgetown’s best offensive player this season, scored his 16th goal of the season to give the Blue and Gray a 5-2 lead with 10:16 left in the third quarter. It didn’t take long for Villanova to tie the game up with 3:09 to go in the third before O’Connor scored Georgetown’s final goal a minute later.

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Hoyas in the Pros: Summers Gets Second 10-Day Contract, Wright Back in the D-League

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks
Indiana holds a 5 ½ game lead over the Bulls in the Central Division and a ½ game lead over the Knicks for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Hibbert has recorded a double-double in four straight games including notching 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 100-91 win over Houston on Wednesday night. Roy is fourth in the league in rejections behind Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders.

Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons – 15.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists
In his last two trips to South Beach to play El Heat, Monroe has averaged 27 of his team’s 88.5 points to go along with 13.5 boards. This past Saturday, Detroit broke a ten-game losing streak with a one-point win over Charlotte despite the fact that Greg only contributed six points. However, he did have eight assists — the most the skilled passer has had in a game since early December.

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