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Georgetown soccer will host "Dad Bod Day" in September

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Georgetown soccer will host "Dad Bod Day" in September

BY PETER HAILEY

If you thought the September 7th soccer matchup between the No. 3 ranked Georgetown Hoyas and the No. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins at Georgetown's Shaw Field couldn't get any more important, then think again.

That Monday in the fall will also be "Dad Bod Day" at the Hoyas home soccer stadium, making the showdown between two of the nation's premier squads even more of a must-see game. Father's Day is always in June, but after hearing about this promotion, we can't help but wonder if Georgetown's version of a day for dads is better than the actual holiday. 

Check out the official flier for "Dad Bod Day" here:

Despite being named after the phenomenon that swept the nation earlier this year, "Dad Bod Day" is really being held to try and stop the spread of the not-in-shape-yet-also-not-out-of-shape sensation. But no worries -- the spare tire relay race and corny dad joke contest are sure to still be a lot of fun.

The only thing that remains a mystery is what the "special gift" for all the fathers with flip phones or phones attached to their hip will be: will they receive a new device or will they be handed a ticket to 2015? 

September 7th can't come soon enough.  

Feature photo courtesy of Georgetown Soccer (@GUHoyasMSoccer)

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Georgetown will look to Big East Tournament after falling to Wildcats

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Georgetown will look to Big East Tournament after falling to Wildcats

PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Wright moved into a tie atop Villanova's career wins list with 413 in No. 4 Villanova's 97-73 win over Georgetown on Saturday night.

Wright improved to 413-165 since he took the job in 2001 and has led the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four and 2016 national championship. He matched Al Severance, who went 413-201 from 1936-1961. Wright can top Severance with a win in the Big East Tournament.

The Wildcats head to Madison Square Garden as the No. 2 seed after their run of four straight regular-season conference titles was ended by Xavier.

There's little worry on the Main Line that Villanova can't make a deep run in the postseason. The Wildcats (27-4, 14-4 Big East) beat champion Xavier twice this season and will surely be a No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

They used the Hoyas (15-14, 5-13) as little more than a tune-up in the finale and took a 15-point lead in the first half that was never seriously challenged. Mikal Bridges scored 24 points and Jalen Brunson solidified his player of the year candidacy with 16 points and seven assists.

Yes, the Wildcats had been upset at the Wells Fargo Center this season by St. John's, a team that was winless in the Big East, but the outcome seemed a mere formality against Patrick Ewing's Hoyas.

The Hoyas missed all nine 3s in the first half. Jesse Govan scored 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and he went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

The second half served as a mere countdown toward Wright's ascension to a share of the top of the record book.

Wright led the Wildcats, who won the 1985 national title under his mentor Rollie Massimino, to their greatest run of success in program history. They've won at least 32 games each of the previous three seasons and he's led them to the NCAAs all but one year (2012) since 2005.

Wright, a Churchville, Pennsylvania native, played college basketball at Bucknell and started as an assistant at Rochester and Drexel. He spent five seasons at Villanova as Massimino's assistant, then followed him to UNLV for another two years before taking the head coaching job at Hofstra in 1994.

Hired in 2001 to replace Steve Lappas, Wright took the Wildcats to the top of every meaningful stat -- including an eight-week stint this year at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll.

Derrickson's late 3 gives Hoyas win over Seton Hall

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Derrickson's late 3 gives Hoyas win over Seton Hall

Marcus Derrickson scored 22 points, grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and hit the game-winning 3-pointer on Saturday as Georgetown beat Seton Hall 83-80.

Derrickson got an open look on a deep 3 near the end of the shot clock and buried it with 4.2 seconds left:

 He was also fouled on the close out by Khadeen Carrington but missed the foul shot. Myles Powell, who finished with 25 points for the Pirates, missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out.

Jamorko Pickett added 18 points and Jessie Govan scored 11 for the Hoyas (14-10, 4-9 Big East), who had a 17-point lead from early in the second half erased by the six-minute mark.

Angel Delgado's layup with 5:36 to play capped a 10-0 run and gave Seton Hall (17-8, 6-6) its first lead of the game at 69-67.

Desi Rodriguez added 24 points and Delgado scored 12 for the Pirates.