I got to the game a little early as usual, and noticed something very serious before the game, that someone was Hoya leading scorer senior Austin Freeman. I think Austin knows what time it is and out to play every game as if it's his last. I could clearly see this in his face. Once the tip off took place it was like Freeman couldn't wait to get the ball in his hands. Austin hit the first three points of the game on the right side of the perimeter. After that it was all she wrote for Austin. He ended with 32 points and tied the school record for 3 pointers and third four-point play of the season. "I just wanted to be aggressive," said Freeman, averaging 20.2 points this season. "Just come out and take good shots, don't force anything."
The Hoyas (6-0) didn't look like a team that was thinking about the big picture of playing Missouri on Tuesday with there play. "We jumped on them," said Hoyas guard Chris Wright, who had nine assists and said he was fine despite rolling his right ankle early in the second half. Wright rolled his ankle later during the game and said he was okay afterwards. He ended up with 9 assists and the team had a total of 21 assists to the Bulldogs 12 asssits. This once again showed the unselfish on behalf of the Hoyas that will carry them a long way to the NCAA's promise land. The UNCAsheville Bulldogs (2-3) were outrebounded by a margin of 41-25 in the loss.
Sophomore Hollis Thompson had his first double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Holiis went up for an open dunk and got scratched on the eye lid and had to get stitched up shortly before games end. Senior forward Julian Vaugh had another great performance with 16 points, 9 rebs., and 2 assists. UNCAsheville made a couple of runs during the game, but the once again the Hoyas remained poised. "Coach says every team makes runs," Vaughn said. "So I felt like late in the second half, they were making their run. Their guards were getting off a little bit, hitting some big shots, so we had to refocus and be like, "The game isn't over."
This was a good game for the Hoyas to play before the trip to Kansas City to play #11 Missouri Tigers. Fine tuning plays a good role for the Hoyas and as long as they play hard, smart and have basketball they should be just fine Hoyanation and friends. “We’re a work in progress,” Thompson said. “There is a lot of room for growth in that locker room.”
Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gives a signal during the second half of an NCAA basketball game against North Carolina-Asheville, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Washington. Georgetown won 87-72.
Georgetown's Hollis Thompson, left, and UNC-Asheville's Jaron Lane struggle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Washington
UNC-Asheville's J.P. Primm (3) loses control of the ball as Georgetown's Hollis Thompson (1) defends during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010
Georgetown's Austin Freeman moves the ball past UNCAsheville's Chris Stephenson, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Washington
UNC-Asheville's J.P. Primm (3) and Georgetown's Markel Starks, right, struggle for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Washington.
Georgetown's Julian Vaughn (22) dunks the ball against UNC-Asheville's D.J. Cunningham (33) as teammate Georgetown's Hollis Thompson (1) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010
Georgetown's Julian Vaughn (22) dunks the ball over UNC-Asheville's D.J. Cunningham, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010
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