Ben Standig

Smith's 3-point play cuts lead to 54-45. First time Hoyas trailed by single digits since 17-8.

Jorge Castillo

Byron Scott, what’s been your team’s calling card so far this season? “That we get hurt a lot.”

Ben Standig

Georgetown back within 10 once again. Xavier has been perfect when it comes to fending off the Hoyas previous rallies.

Ben Standig

Xavier 48-35 U8. Now seems like a good time to unleash the Bowen-Peak-DSR-Copeland with Hop or Trawick lineup and press, press, press.

Ben Standig

Screams from Xavier's bench: " WIN THE WAR. WIN THE WAR."

Ben Standig

That 3 by Bluiett gave Xavier its largest lead at 48-30. Davis and Bluiett with 27 points. Hoyas have a bit less.

Ben Standig

Helping its brand for sure. RT @AjayAtayee: VCU not doing bad ...

Ben Standig

Skateboarding bulldog alert. Maybe Jack can stop Myles Davis.

Ben Standig

Things looking rough for the locals all over the place. twitter.com/GW_MBB/status/…

Ben Standig

Amazing that Hoyas are only down 10. Plenty of time. Not turning the ball over is the issue.

Ben Standig

Hoyas with 17 turnovers, already a season-high in regulation with 13+ minutes left.

Ben Standig

Hoyas need both of those things in abundance right about now.

Ben Standig

I'd like to see Tre Campbell and Aaron Bowen in sooner than later. Campbell brings confidence and playmaking. Bowen makes rim-rocking plays.

Ben Standig

Copeland sinks a 3 and, hell, Hoyas *only* down 33-23. But, Smith picks up 3rd foul on the play 16:35 left.

Ben Standig

DSR with buckets on consecutive possessions after going without one in 1H. Alas, Xavier matched both.

Ben Standig

We're focusing on missed shots and turnovers, as we should. Let's also note ZERO offensive rebounds for Hoyas. if you go 4-16, caroms exist.

Ben Standig

Dec. 31 - Ranked Hoyas lose at Xavier, fall out of rankings. Jan. 27 - Ranked Hoyas trail Xavier 29-16 at half. Deja vu all over again?

Ben Standig

Copeland gets the basket after Hoyas go 11:16 with a FG. Trail 29-16 at half.

Ben Standig

Yikes. RT @gene_wang: #Hoyas 10-plus minutes without FG. Trawick with more turnovers (5) than team has FGs (3).

Ben Standig

Still no baskets, but Hoyas get crowd into game with four free throws and some defensive stops. Baby steps. 23-12.

Ben Standig

Xavier 23-9 U4. Hoyas almost 8 minutes without a FG. That assertive edge that finished off Marquette has been replaced with uncertainty.

Ben Standig

It's not that Joshua Smith hasn't made a basket. It's that he's only attempted one.

Ben Standig

Things now very serious for Hoyas. Xavier with 12 straight points for a 23-8 lead.

Ben Standig

Some stats are telling. Hoyas with NINE turnovers in the opening 12:37. Had 10 in overtime win at Marquette.

Ben Standig

Nobody tell @NicoleAuerbach what the Hoyas are doing offensively or she'll be forced to write another article about low scoring hoops.

Ben Standig

Xavier 17-8 U7. Hoyas with 9 turnovers and Xavier on 12-2 run.

Ben Standig

Hoyas struggling for baskets, but now Hopkins to FT line so all is good. Or not. From 11-12 at Marquette to missing both here.

Mike Prada

Actually, you know which non All-Star would have a great chance in the cumulative All-Star Sat. night? Gordon Hayward.

Mike Prada

Let’s say you could pick anyone in the league for the last tweet, as long as they aren’t an All-Star. Eric Bledsoe is my first choice.

Ben Standig

Xavier 9-6 U 12. It's a turnover and clank fest so far for Hoyas. Four turnovers, 2 for 7 from the field.

Mike Prada

A better question: who would win if the same four people did all three Sat. night events (no shooting stars) and got a cumulative score?

Ben Standig

L.J Peak enters and sinks a 3-pointer. Notable because over previous six games he went 0 for 11. #Hoyas

Ben Standig

L.J. Peak enters for Hoyas.

Mike Prada

(I’d pick Victor Oladipo to win the three-point shootout and Wes Matthews to win the dunk contest)

Ben Standig

NBA dunk contest includes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, Mason Plumlee and local kid Victor Oladipo. @DeMathaCatholic

Mike Prada

What if the dunk contest and three-point shootout fields swapped? Who would win each event?

Ben Standig

You realize how big Josuha Smith is when noting he's 90-ish punds heavier than Stainbrook. Smith called him a "big dude."

Mike Prada

I predict Giannis wins, Plumlee sneaks into the final, Oladipo is the hard-luck loser and LaVine flops, sadly.

Zac Boyer

Joe Cardona, "the best at his position in the country," must put the NFL on hold with a commitment to the Marines: washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/…

Ben Standig

That is if Isaac Copeland keeps doing what he's been doing lately. *Deserves* the start at this point. #hoyas

Zac Boyer

The #Redskins hired Perry Fewell, formerly the Giants' defensive coordinator, as their defensive backs coach: washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/…

Ben Standig

Not sure how many folks are here, but 50,000 will one day claim they attended Isaac Copeland's first career start. #Hoyas

Ben Standig

Scoreboard shows Jabril Trawick starting and Isaac Copeland, not L.J. Peak.

Ben Standig

Nick Young things: Has 550 assists in 515 career games. John Wall has 457 in 45 games *this season*. csnwashington.com/basketball-was… Wiz-Lakers

Zac Boyer

The #Redskins announced they have hired Mike Clark as their strength and conditioning coach.

Ben Standig

Good chairs in short supply in VC media room. Thus, @gene_wang actually going with this plan. http://t.co/4GIxx8vPXk

Andrew Sharp

Long live Biggie and Jay and @Dragonflyjonez http://t.co/GIzeKBxo9x

Ben Standig

Jabril Trawick warming up and sporting pink shoes for Coaches vs. Cancer. #hoyas instagram.com/p/yYBOyuBvKz/

Ben Standig

L.J. Peak also in warmups. Freshman only played 5 min against Marquette after suffering ankle injury. #hoyas

Ben Standig

Jabril Trawick dressed and warming up for Hoyas.

Ben Standig

ICYMI -- My GW-VCU preview on Mike Lonergan's thoughts on "Havoc" and the branding of VCU's pressure D. bit.ly/1tmqbTr

Ben Standig

Not gonna lie, kinda wish I was in Richmond for GW-VCU. A10 leaders and whatnot. That said, Verizon Center much, much closer.

Ben Standig

I've arrived at Verizon Center for Georgetown-Xavier and not just so I won't get fined. No. 21 Hoyas 6-1 since 12/31 loss at XU. Tip at 7.

Mike Prada

I was out on Long Island last night and we got 18 inches. Was interesting seeing NYC friends joke about the forecast. nytimes.com/2015/01/28/sci…

Jorge Castillo

John Wall (Achilles) and Paul Pierce (toe) are officially questionable for tonight’s game: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wizards-… #Wizards

Carla Peay

Super Bowl XLIX? Enough with the Roman Numerals already. This is an easy fix for Roger Goddell. Next year, Super Bowl 50. #NFL.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce on why trash talk is dying: “Computers…They play NBA2K instead of going to the park.”

Jorge Castillo

Likely out tonight. RT @Mark Medina: Lakers' Nick Young having MRI on right ankle bit.ly/15Q6BVc

Kris Humphries

Getting my NBA 2K game face on yesterday for next years game. I better have a great midran... sqor.com/posts/af2d1e42… http://t.co/rLPxRRjS5X

Zac Boyer

Fewell has been a defensive coordinator for the last nine seasons, including five with the Giants. He reportedly also had an offer from SF.

Zac Boyer

Perry Fewell will indeed be joining the #Redskins' coaching staff as its secondary coach, someone familiar with the situation confirms.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce on Kobe: “He’s an icon. He’s a player that’s defined this generation and a lot fans come out to see him.”

Jorge Castillo

Beal on 3pt contest: “I’ll always consider it…But there’s still some great shooters. I can’t even be mad at it.”

Casey Philip

Had so much fun this a.m. hanging with the 2-yr-olds at Cornerstone Center for Learning as part of @STLouisRams day of service!

Jorge Castillo

Bradley Beal: “I just feel comfortable getting to the midrange and pulling up sometimes. Sometimes I do wish I shot more threes though.”

Andrew Sharp

Marshawn Lynch, triumphant hero to every American who's ever hated HR meetings.

Kris Humphries

Had to throw it back to a sunny day in NYC. Everyone in the Northeast stay safe in this Bl... sqor.com/posts/db7f4766… http://t.co/YFHLb9W5Ld

Jorge Castillo

John Wall and Stephen Curry are going to compete in a shooting competition of some sort on all-star Saturday according to a press release.

Ben Standig

I get that adding "gate" to every controversy is annoying, but Ballgahzi? Sounds cute, I mean, if we overlook that people died.

Ben Standig

No horsing around: Wall, Curry to face off during All-Star weekend csnwashington.com/basketball-was… #WizardsTalk

Ted Leonsis

Time is Now to Register This Summer for "Girls Who Code" dlvr.it/8GTcyQ

Andrew Sharp

Mangini, tied up in his basement RT @minakimes: Bill Belichick's favorite stuffed animal is "a little puppet." That's all.

Andrew Sharp

Not even trying to be the "too cool for media day" guy. Jay Cutler the Dad is just that perfect.

Andrew Sharp

Right now I need less media day coverage and lots more Jay Cutler Parenting coverage. deadspin.com/jay-cutler-is-…

Ted Leonsis

Blizzards, Hurricanes, Earthquakes: Acts of God and The Birth of the Modern Mayor dlvr.it/8GSbyK

Ben Standig

Georgetown-Xavier preview: Joshua Smith not fouling things up for Hoyas bit.ly/1D45Sdl Injury update, stats and stuff

Rasual Butler

Let's remember the past as only lessons to be better equipped for the future! instagram.com/p/yXcjPIAdcQ/

Kevin Seraphin

Going to Paris for the all-stars break :) #kslife Love my pool lol http://t.co/HyIJo8f014

Ben Standig

Still say most amazing part of Earl Barron's brief run with Wizards was Wittman using him over Okafor during 4Q of the season opener.

Ben Standig

Ex-Wizards all over China. RT @Marc J. Spears: Bakersfield center Earl Barron is signing with Shanxi in China, a source told Yahoo.

Ben Standig

Good story from @J. Michael Falgoust on @Marcin Gortat going extra mile for family of fallen Polish soldier bit.ly/1BuPJxN #WizardsTalk

Bradley Beal

God is Faithful!!! He will never leave you nor forsake you. Devote yourself ENTIRELY to Him and trust His plan. He never lets me down!! #GOE

Kevin Seraphin

Game day... #wizkids http://t.co/mBiuhvh56g

Mike Prada

I have zero strong feelings about how All-Star reserves and MVP are determined. Determining a player’s value is hard.

Ben Standig

Day of Nick Young goodness includes dubious post-Kobe Bryant surgery plan ow.ly/I1eEm #WizardsTalk http://t.co/J8VjNAXkbX

Ben Standig

Key for #GWU at VCU tonight: Deal with Rams' pressure defense and not the "branding" of it. bit.ly/1yWtzW1 Winner in 1st place.

Mike Prada

Gallo and the Nuggets have a point. He was definitely going into his shooting motion when Barnes fouled him.

Michael Lee

If Kobe Bryant had joined Michael Jordan with #wizards, "We would’ve won championships." wapo.st/1JP566a http://t.co/dKqreRQZxr