INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chances are, you can fit Colorado's entire NCAA Tournament history on the back of an old Patrick Ewing jersey. And now, Ewing is part of that history, too.
The Buffaloes used an early 3-point barrage to parlay their highest seeding ever at March Madness into a first-round win Saturday over one of the biggest names in the game. It was a 96-73 thumping of Georgetown, the program Ewing starred for in the 1980s and now coaches.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chudier Bile scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to carry Georgetown to a 68-60 win over DePaul on Saturday.
Jamorko Pickett had 14 points for Georgetown (8-11, 6-8 Big East Conference). Dante Harris also scored 14 points and had five assists.
Charlie Moore led the Blue Demons (4-12, 2-12) with 22 points, making four 3-pointers. Ray Salnave added 11 points on 2 of 8 shooting. DePaul was 22 of 57 from the field (39%) and 9 of 10 at the line.
Georgetown (7-11, 5-8) vs. DePaul (4-11, 2-11)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Big East foes meet as Georgetown matches up against DePaul. Georgetown fell 70-57 to UConn on Tuesday. DePaul lost 77-53 on the road to Creighton on Wednesday.
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South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU.
DePaul (1-3, 0-3) vs. Georgetown (3-8, 1-5)
Capital One Arena, Washington; Tuesday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: DePaul looks to extend Georgetown's conference losing streak to five games. Georgetown's last Big East win came against the St. John's Red Storm 97-94 on Dec. 13, 2020. DePaul fell short in a 76-68 game at home to Seton Hall in its last outing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama remembered John Thompson not so much as a basketball coach but as someone who reshaped lives.
“What made coach Thompson special, what compelled us to celebrate his life today, is what he did to build young men,” Obama said Saturday.
Thompson’s life was honored during a virtual memorial. It was held in conjunction with the Georgetown University and the Thompson Family and through Facebook Live.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78.
His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed.
CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.
Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.
Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.
Georgetown (15-11, 5-8) vs. DePaul (13-13, 1-12)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgetown looks to extend DePaul's conference losing streak to nine games. DePaul's last Big East win came against the Butler Bulldogs 79-66 on Jan. 18. Georgetown fell short in a 73-63 game to Providence in its last outing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Preseason All-America player Myles Powell was determined to get off to a hot start after struggling to find his shot recently for No. 12 Seton Hall.
Georgetown proved to be the perfect opponent for him again.
Powell scored 34 points, Romaro Gill tied a career-high with eight blocks and the 12th-ranked Pirates raced out to a big lead and beat Georgetown 78-71 Wednesday night.
DePaul (12-4, 0-3) vs. No. 14 Villanova (12-3, 3-1)
Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Villanova looks to extend DePaul's conference losing streak to six games. DePaul's last Big East win came against the Georgetown Hoyas 101-69 on March 6, 2019. Villanova has moved up to No. 14 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Creighton and Georgetown last week.
DePaul (12-3, 0-2) vs. St. John's (11-5, 0-3)
Madison Square Garden, New York; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: DePaul meets St. John's as both teams have lost their last fourth conference games. DePaul's last Big East win came against the Georgetown Hoyas 101-69 on March 6, 2019. St. John's lost 87-66 at Georgetown on Wednesday.