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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis transfer Avery Woodson said he missed Butler's first recruiting call. He had more important things to do. "I saw the area code and thought it might be Butler," he said. "But I was fishing. I wasn't gonna answer." When asked to compare Memphis to Butler, he said he couldn't because they're too different "like barbecue compared to Olive Garden."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Lots of questions for Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig. Mark Fratto, press conference moderator, asks for questions for Ethan Happ. He gets one. Happ begins, "Thank you for the pity question,

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Chrabascz says Butler's guards will play a huge role in their team's ability to keep North Carolina off the offensive glass. Says they have to rebound and play aggressively.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Chrabascz on facing North Carolina's front court ....

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In the past 10 seasons, five of Georgetown's six NCAA Tournament losses were to double-digit seeds. Only one coach has more than five losses to double-digit seeds: Jim Boeheim (six in 34 such games compared with five in 10 for John Thompson III).

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Holtmann joked about the difference between him and Roy Williams: "Between the two of us, I think we have 8 Final Fours, two national championships ... and about 900 wins."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Greg Gard talking about Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes NCAA run. "They kind of walked in to basketball utopia."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Holtmann on Kelan Martin's growth .....

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Holtmann on Andrew Chrabascz: Says he's undersized for tomorrow's matchup against North Carolina but makes up for it with his high IQ and tenacity.

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Georgetown won at least one game in the NCAA tournament in each of John Thompson III's first three appearances (2006, 2007, 2008). But from 2010-15, the Hoyas were 2-5 in the NCAA tournament with three losses in the round of 64.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Just got a couple calls from coaches and agents who may have interest in Georgetown, asking same question: "How involved will Big John Thompson be?" His involvement could scare off potential candidates.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Scott Drew on the unlikely regional here in NY, with Baylor, South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin talked about the parity of the game with transfers and one and dones. He then added, "with the NCAA Tournament, its who plays best in those 40 minutes. It's not best four of seven, the best team doesn't always win."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The No. 1 prospect is back on the market. Michael Porter Jr. has officially been released from his letter-of-intent to Washington, the school confirmed to ESPN.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

If Georgetown stays in the family, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing makes the most sense. If outside, Hoyas should make a run at Harvard's Tommy Amaker.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Ishmail Wainwright said Baylor watched three hours of film on Sindarius Thornwell alone and that the "whole team" will have to defend him.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Georgetown has parted ways with John Thompson III, sources told ESPN.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The NCAA's East Regional has (unofficially) begun at Madison Square Garden. South Carolina's Frank Martin opens Thursday's news conferences. "I'm proud of my colleagues (in the SEC)," Martin said of the conference having three remaining teams, including two here with the Gamecocks and Gators. Martin added that it bothered him when critics downplay the SEC's successes.