Just like long ago, Patrick Ewing was receiving roars from Georgetown’s fans and leading the basketball team to a victory, only this time he was coaching the Hoyas as they beat Jacksonville 73-57 on Sunday in his sideline debut.

With playing rival Michael Jordan and fellow Georgetown alumni Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Otto Porter Jr. in the arena, along with his former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, Ewing began his first head coaching job at any level.

Spectators cheered when Ewing walked onto the floor for the first time, about 10 minutes before the opening tipoff. Moments later, Ewing was given an ovation when the spotlight fell on him as he was introduced after the Hoyas’ starters.

Jessie Govan led the way for the Hoyas (1-0) with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Marcus Derrickson also scored 20.

JD Notae had 18 points for Jacksonville (0-2), an ASUN Conference school that last made it to the NCAA Tournament 31 years ago. Ewing led Georgetown to the 1984 national title.

(3) ARIZONA 103, MD-BALTIMORE COUNTY 78: Allonzo Trier scored 30 points and the host Wildcats scored over 100 points for the second time in two games this young season.

(5) KENTUCKY 73, VERMONT 69: Hamido Diallo scored 16 points and the host Wildcats held off the Catamounts.

(12) MIAMI 89, NAVY 55: D.J. Vasiljevic scored 16 points to lead the Hurricanes at home.

(16) LOUISVILLE 72, GEORGE MASON 61: Deng Adel had 20 points and the visiting Cardinals won David Padgett’s debut as interim coach.

(20) PURDUE 111, CHICAGO STATE 42: Carsen Edwards scored 25 points and the host Boilermakers cruised.


(1) UCONN 78, (10) STANFORD 53: Crystal Dangerfield scored 24 points to help the Huskies win big in Columbus, Ohio.

(2) TEXAS 95, STETSON 59: Lashann Higgs scored 18 points and Texas won at home.

(3) BAYLOR 100, COPPIN STATE 54: Kalani Brown had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help Baylor win big in Waco, Texas.

(9) LOUISVILLE 95, (5) OHIO ST. 90: Asia Durr scored a career-high 47 points, including 13 of her team’s 15 in overtime, to lead Louisville in Columbus.