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Georgetown Basketball Team Wears “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

Hoyas latest to don protest shirts

The Georgetown Hoyas became the latest athletes — and the first in college basketball — to don "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts before Wednesday night's 75-70 loss to No. 10 Kansas.

The entire Hoyas roster took its final pregame warmup of the evening in black shirts with white font. A team spokesman told the decision to wear the shirts was made collectively between the players.

"There were a variety of reasons why we wanted to wear the shirts," said D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. "There were quite a few families that lost their loved ones this year: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin … we wanted to represent those families that all lost. It wasn't just for this one scenario for a lot of people who know just this one case, I just think we wanted to represent the families and send our condolences that way."

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