Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hoyas glide to calm the Green Wave in a 74-58 win in first game of the "dream season"


Hoya Greg Monroe nice and low with the dribble for the explosive move to the basket against a Tulane player in last nights first game of the season

Hoyanation, I know you couldn't wait for this first game. I couldn't wait either.  I'm so glad the Hoyas have started "the dream season".  It's about "redemption" for the Hoyas.  Remembering, fixing, communicating, working hard, no excuses, execution  It didn't matter who the Hoyas were playing.  I think Hoyanation wanted to see so many things from our Hoyas and we did.  Before this game, I was thinking, "this first game against Tulane is just as big for the Hoyas as it is for Tulane".  If you go to the previous article you can hear comments from senior point guard Kevin Sims about how big it would be for Tulane to beat a team of Georgetown's caliber and tradition.  The reporter that was talking with Tulane point guard Kevin Sims mentioned something about the Hoyas not running and pushing the ball.  I think he now knows the Hoyas do a little bit which adds up to the big picture, a win.  Also, there's a video of Coach Dave Dickerson saying his team's "lack of effort" the previous practice before gameday.

Last night, I was watching the game on Tulane's All-Access Channel, the game almost over, I hear loud chants of Hoya Saxa, Hoya Saxa, Hoya Saxa, sounding like sweet music to my ears.  Hoyanation, I'm singing, Let's Go Hoyas sing along with me!  Let's Go Hoyas, Let's Go Hoyassss!.  LOL!  The first half was a gut and mental check going into the locker room at halftime.  In the second half the Hoyas gut was checked and it was all Hoyas.  The Hoyas stepped up on every aspect of their game.  Defense, aggressiveness, rebounding, execution and will to win propelled the Hoyas to a good to great second half.  The team play and communication from staff to players and among players were awesome, everyone contributed in one way or another. 

Hoyanation, when a Hoya fell down the other Hoyas sprinted over to help each other up and off of the court.  I thought this was great for the cohensiveness and morale of the team which also builds great comraderie amongst teammates and staff.   The gliding Hoya troopers dug in.  It was indeed a great homecoming for Greg Monroe.  I guess Greg's mom's gumbo, fried fish, and other great dishes gave the Hoyas what they needed, a great home cooked meal from da Bayou and some great smart, tough, team basketball. 

I really enjoyed seeing the Hoyas in action last night,  They were a sight to see.  This game was a good early tough test for the redemption Hoyas.  Everyone contributed in one way or another.  That's what it's all about playing all our players and them knowing when their number is being called and responding with a "sense of urgency".  Great job Hoyas! 

Here are some photos from last nights action in Hoyas win

Hoyas defeding

#22 Julian Vaughn goes up strong with confidence to for two points

Ride Julian To Indy
We Are Georgetown!

#10 Greg Monroe with the right-hand "sky hook" goes up for two in the Bayou State against the Gree Wave

Julian goes up for two

Greg Monroe with the smart block on Tulane player

#22 Julian Vaughn and #10 Greg Monroe playing big in the paint

#10 Greg Monroe powers up strong with the left hand

The Hoya Gliders


  1. AWESOME blog! Great pictures and comments. Keep up the HOYA PRIDE!

  2. thank you POG, it was nice to meet you and our power bands too, again I really appreciate the luv...Let's Go Hoyas!