Georgetown Upset in NCAA Tournament


Georgetown Upset in NCAA Tournament

The first two days of the NCAA tournament have featured plenty of upsets, but none were as big or unpredicatable as what happened Friday in Philadelphia.

For the third time in two years, a No. 15 seed has upended a No. 2 seed as Florida Gulf Coast defeated Georgetown 78-68 in the second round of the South Regional.

Sherwood Brown led all scorers with 24 points, while Bernard Thompson added 23 for the Eagles, who were making their NCAA tournament debut. Markel Starks led the Hoyas with 23 points of his own. Otto Porter was held to 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting.

The Eagles led by two at halftime, but extended their lead to 19 in the second half before the Hoyas made a spirited comeback, cutting the lead to four with less than a minute remaining. Georgetown, however, would get no closer than that as the Eagles sealed their historic victory.

Georgetown becomes the seventh second seed to lose in the first/second rounds, joining Syracuse (1991), Arizona (1993), South Carolina (1997), Iowa State (2001), Missouri (2012) and Duke (2012).

The Hoyas have also been eliminated by a double-digit seed in five of their last six appearances in the NCAA tournament.

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Redskins take linebacker-safety hybrid Su'a Cravens


Redskins take linebacker-safety hybrid Su'a Cravens

With their second round pick (No. 53 overall), the Redskins selected linebacker-safety Su’a Cravens out of USC.

Cravens, who is listed at 6 foot 1, 226-pounds, recorded a combined 10.5 sacks and 32 tackles for the loss the past two seasons for the Trojans.  

The Los Angeles native is expected to speak to the media via conference call soon. Coach Jay Gruden, meantime, is scheduled meet with  reporters at Redskins Park following the completion of the third round, where the Redskins pick 84th.

Stay tuned for more coverage.


Sean Davis selected in second round of 2016 NFL Draft


Sean Davis selected in second round of 2016 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Maryland defensive back Sean Davis in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the No. 58 overall pick, as announced on Friday night in Chicago.

After playing three years at safety for Maryland, he was shifted to cornerback because of team need as a senior. At the NFL level, he is more ready to play safety, but his size and length means he has upside as a cornerback as well.

In that sense, Davis has both the upside projection that teams covet (playing cornerback), yet also has the proven production at the college level as a safety and on special teams.

Davis had over 100 total tackles per season as both a sophomore and junior. He tallied 88 while playing primarily cornerback during his senior year. Also as a senior, he picked off three passes and forced five fumbles.

Already seen as a strong prospect, it was his showing at the NFL Draft Combine that helped to boost Davis’ stock after posting a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash, 21 reps in the bench press, and a 126-inch broad jump.

The bench press and broad jump measured among the best at the Combine at his position.

Ravens trade down twice, steer clear of Jack, Spence


Ravens trade down twice, steer clear of Jack, Spence

The Ravens passed on drafting linebacker Myles Jack and outside linebacker Noah Spence on Friday, trading back twice early in the second round with two of the top remaining defensive players still available to them.

Steering clear of Jack and Spence leaves the Ravens open to second-guessing, but it’s clear the Ravens had issues with both of them. Jack is dealing with a knee injury and Spence has been dogged by off-field concerns.

Jack was considered a top-10 talent and was frequently linked to the Ravens in the first round in many mock drafts. But concerns over Jack’s knee – which he exacerbated when he said before the draft that he might ultimately need microfracture surgery – sent Jack tumbling all the way out of the first round. Many teams were concerned with the condition of Jack’s knee, but passing on a player considered to be one of the top defensive talents in the draft when healthy is definitely a gamble.


The Ravens dealt their No. 36 pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who promptly selected Jack, the versatile linebacker from UCLA. The Ravens, who moved to the No. 38 spot, picked up a fifth-round pick in the deal.

Then before their pick at No. 38, the Ravens traded down again, dealing that pick to the Dolphins for the No. 42 pick and a fourth-round pick.

Spence was selected at No. 39 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Jaguars, who selected defensive back Jalen Ramsey one pick before the Ravens in the first round, wind up with both Ramsey and Jack, who two weeks ago were both considered top-10 players.

As for Spence, who made a predraft visit to the Ravens, he was dismissed from Ohio State after failed drug tests and ended his career at Eastern Kentucky, where he had 11 ½ sacks last season.

Both Jack and Spence seemed to fit the mold of what the Ravens were looking for, but it’s obvious that the Ravens also had enough reservation to look elsewhere.