Georgetown Hoyas women's basketball
The Georgetown University women's basketball team, which, like all sports teams at Georgetown University, is named the Georgetown Hoyas, is women's basketball program in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. They are currently coached by James Howard, the program's tenth coach, now in his second year. The team was first formed in 1970, and joined the Big East in 1983. They play their home games on campus at McDonough Gymnasium.
|Head coach||James Howard (3rd season)|
|Arena||McDonough Gymnasium |
|Colors||Blue and Gray|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Second round|
|1993, 2010, 2011|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1993, 2010, 2011, 2012|
The women's teams have been invited to the NCAA tournament four times, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1993 and 2011, and the second round in 2010 and 2012. They have been invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, five times, progressing furthest in 2009 by reaching the fourth round. Former player Rebekkah Brunson, now with the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, is the team's all-time leading rebounder, while Sugar Rodgers, now with the WNBA's New York Liberty, is the all-time leader in points, steals, and 3-point field goals.
Year by year results
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Betty Underwood (Independent) (1970–1974)|
|Francis Carr (Independent) (1974–1981)|
|Mary Briese (Big East) (1981–1983)|
|Cheryl Thompson (Big East) (1983–1986)|
|Patrick Knapp (Big East) (1986–2004)|
|1992–93||Patrick Knapp||23–7||15–3||T-1st||NCAA Sixteen||16|
|1995–96||Patrick Knapp||12–15||7–11||6th (BE 7)|
|1996–97||Patrick Knapp||17–11||9–9||1st (BE 7)|
|1997–98||Patrick Knapp||9–19||5–13||6th (BE 7)|
|1998–99||Patrick Knapp||18–12||10–8||5th||WNIT First Round|
|1999–2000||Patrick Knapp||17–13||9–7||5th||WNIT First Round|
|2000–01||Patrick Knapp||17–15||6–10||T-8th||WNIT Sixteen|
|2002–03||Patrick Knapp||15–14||6–10||9th||WNIT First Round|
|Terry Williams-Flournoy (Big East) (2004–2012)|
|2008–09||Terry Williams-Flournoy||20–14||7–9||T-9th||WNIT Quarterfinals|
|2009–10||Terry Williams-Flournoy||26–7||13–3||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round||17||13|
|2010–11||Terry Williams-Flournoy||24–11||9–7||T-7th||NCAA Sixteen||14||23|
|2011–12||Terry Williams-Flournoy||23–9||11–5||T-4th||NCAA Second Round||17||17|
|Keith Brown (Big East) (2012–2013)|
|Jim Lewis (Big East) (2013–2014)|
|Natasha Adair (Big East) (2014–2017)|
|James Howard (Big East) (2017–present)|
|2017–18||James Howard||16–16||9–9||WNIT Second round|
Postseason invitational champion
2010 Paradise Jam
Georgetown traveled to St. Thomas to participate in the Paradise Jam Tournament held over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving, Georgetown beat Georgia Tech 67–58. The next day, 12th ranked (AP) Georgetown lost to unranked Missouri 54–45.
The final game matched up Georgetown, with a 1–1 record, against Tennessee, who were ranked 4th in the AP rankings, and had won their first two game in St. Thomas. Georgetown's Sugar Rogers, who has not played particularly well in the first two game of the tournament, had 28 points to help lead her team to an upset victory over Tennessee. The Hoyas opened up with an 11–4 run and never trailed. Tennessee out rebounded Georgetown 42—24, but committed 29 turnovers. Both teams shot about 40% from the field, but the Hoyas had an advantage beyond the arc, hitting 10 of their 18 three point attempts, while the Volunteers hit only three of 18 attempts. The two team ended with 2–1 records, but with the head-to-head tie breaker, Georgetown was awarded the Championship of the Paradise Jam, Island Division.
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