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"The use of the 'R-word,' which is 'retarded,' is a derogatory word, a dehumanizing word," says Steve Hocker, president of Special Olympics District of Columbia.
Kaela Davis scored 28 points while Tyaunna Marshall added 26 to help Georgia Tech beat Virginia 77-76 in Thursday's second round of the Atlantic Coast conference tournament.
Jeremy Ingram scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting as North Carolina Central hung on Thursday night for a 76-70 win over Norfolk State.
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Troy Snyder and Hakeem Baxter each scored 30 points in leading Maryland-Eastern Shore to an 84-70 victory over Delaware State on Thursday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season finale.
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Justin Black's 20 points and clutch basket in OT delivered Morgan State past Howard 68-66 in the final conference game for both teams on Thursday.
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Treveon Graham had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Virginia Commonwealth rallied in the second half and outlasted undermanned Richmond 56-50 on Thursday night, sweeping the city rivalry for the season.
George Washington defeated Saint Joseph's 76-71 Wednesday night, snapping a stretch of four straight home losses to the Hawks.
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Three points at a time, Maryland turned a halftime deficit against last-place Virginia Tech into the foundation of a blowout victory.
Megan Rogowski scored 21 points Tuesday night, including 5 of 8 from distance, and No. 25 DePaul dominated Georgetown 91-72 to end its regular season.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds Tuesday night, and Georgetown frustrated Doug McDermott until late in the game, holding off a rally led by the nation's leading scorer in a 75-63 win over No. 13 Creighton.