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Hoyas finish season with record of 23-9
Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament
No. 5 Georgetown Women's Basketball 64, Georgia Tech 76 Des Moines Region March 20, 2012 Carmichael Arena | Chapel Hill, N.C.
AP photos from today's game.
NCAA Tournament Off-Day Press Conference (March 19, 2012)
No. 5 Georgetown WBB 61, No. 12 Fresno State 56 Des Moines Region March 18, 2012 Carmichael Arena | Chapel Hill, N.C.
She helped Georgetown return to the Sweet 16 in 2010-11 posting an overall record of 24-11 and a mark of 9-7 in the BIG EAST. The Hoyas defeated five ranked teams and were ranked in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Polls for the entire year, at one point reaching No. 11 on the AP Poll and No. 12 on the ESPN/USA Today Poll. The Blue & Gray finished the season with an RPI of 12, as well as being ranked 23rd and 14th on the AP and the ESPN/USA Today Polls, respectively.
The Hoyas tied for seventh in league play and earned their second-consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament where the Hoyas advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in program history. Georgetown fell in the Round of 16 to Connecticut, 68-63, despite leading almost the entire game. Sugar Rodgers earned her second-consecutive Honorable Mention All-America award and two players were named All-BIG EAST.
During the summer of 2011, Williams-Flournoy was named an assistant coach for Team USA for the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. The team won a gold medal in competition.
In 2009-10, she led the squad to a 26-7 overall record with a 13-3 mark in BIG EAST play along with a 13-0 record at McDonough Arena. Georgetown posted a 16-game win streak at one point in the season and finished tied for second in the BIG EAST. The Hoyas spent 12 weeks in the national rankings and earned the program's second bid to the NCAA Tournament. Fifth-seeded Georgetown defeated Marist in the fi rst round of the NCAA Tournament, but fell to fourth-seeded Baylor University in the second round. The Bears eventually advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
The Blue & Gray led the nation in turnover margin (+8.12) with a fast-paced tempo and also ranked third in steals per game (12.9). Georgetown was also 11th in the country with a 15-game home win streak dating back to 2008-09. Individual honors followed with two players earning All-BIG EAST, a BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and an Honorable Mention All-America award. Williams-Flournoy was also named the Coach of the Year by the Black Coaches Association.
The previous season, Williams-Flournoy led the Hoyas to a 20-14 overall record, the program's first 20-win season since 1992-93. The Hoyas had an impressive run through the WNIT advancing to the quarterfi nals and going further than any team had advanced in postseason play in the program's history. In the process, GU defeated Winthrop, Wake Forest and Richmond before falling in a heartbreaking loss to Boston College. Georgetown was 7-9 in BIG EAST play earning the No. 10 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament. Senior Karee Houlette earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention and participated in the State Farm Three-Point Challenge at the NCAA Men's Final Four.
Williams-Flournoy took over the program on Aug. 27, 2004, becoming just the sixth women's basketball head coach in Georgetown history. Additionally, she signed a five-year contract extension in June, 2010. Returning to GU was a homecoming for Williams-Flournoy as she began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach with the Hoyas in 1992. The stint lasted until 1996 when she moved on to the University of Georgia.
Williams-Flournoy put together a 12-year record of success as an assistant coach at Georgetown, Georgia (1996-2002) and Southwest Missouri State (2002-04) posting a record of 251-116. She has been a part of three teams that have made nine NCAA Tournament appearances including a Final Four (1999) and two regional finals appearances (1997, 2000) with Georgia, and Georgetown's Sweet 16 run in 1993.
During her two seasons at Southwest Missouri State (now known as Missouri State University), Williams-Flournoy worked with head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and was a part of two-straight NCAA Tournaments and two-consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championships. The Southwest Missouri State team finished the 2003-04 season with a 28-4 record and won the regular-season Missouri Valley Conference Championship.
At Georgia, Williams-Flournoy was recruiting coordinator for the program during a time when Georgia made sixstraight NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach Andy Landers. During Williams-Flournoy's tenure, the Bulldogs won Southeastern Conference titles in 1997 and 2000, the SEC tournament in 2001 and produced seven current WNBA players.
Williams-Flournoy's four-year stint at Georgetown as an assistant saw the Hoyas achieve great success in her first season (1992-93), as Georgetown earned a BIG EAST Championship and its first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament, finishing the year with a 23-7 overall mark, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Williams- Flournoy was responsible for all aspects of recruiting and scouting along with conditioning, game planning and academic monitoring.
A 1991 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in business management, Williams-Flournoy was a four-year letterwinning basketball player for the Lady Lions under former coach Rene Portland. Penn State won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship in each of Williams-Flournoy's last two seasons as a player and was a participant in the NCAA Tournament in three of Williams- Flournoy's four seasons. In 1988, 1990 and 1991 Williams-Flournoy and the Lady Lions advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and in 1991, Penn State was ranked No. 1 in the country.
Williams-Flournoy, sister of basketball guru Boo Williams of Hampton, Va., and her husband, Eric, have a daughter, Maya, 11, and a son, Eric, Jr., 8, and live in Waldorf, Md.