Friday, December 31, 2010

Hoyas look to regroup in first Big East conference home game against the Blue Demons



The Hoyas first big conference road game against the Notre Dame Irish ended up in a  69-55 loss.  In early conference play, it was a game not to be forgotten.  I think the only good thing that came out of this game is it's still early in the Big East season. But the Hoyas do not want to make it a habit of losing especially in road games for their 2010-11 Big East season journey.  “We had some mistakes in this game that we haven’t had and we aren’t going to have in the future,” Coach John Thompson III said.  “To say we’re out of sync probably would be accurate, and we have to take care of that. This is not the time to be out of sync.” 

Senior Preseason All-American Hoya Austin Freeman leads the Hoyas in scoring at (19 pts.).  Senior forward Julian Vaughn is leading the team in rebounds (6.7 rpg) and block shots (1.4).

The DePaul Blue Demons (6-7 0-1) come into D.C. seeking to sneak out a win against the Hoyas (11-2 0-1) in their fecond Big East conference road game.  DePaul's first conference loss this season was against Cincinnati 76-60.The Last Meeting:  Georgetown handed DePaul a 67-50 decision on Jan. 3, 2010 at Allstate Arena and  the Hoyas shot .571 from the field in the game and had four players reach double-figures.  Chris Wright led all scorers with 18 points.  Austin Freeman added 17, Jason Clark scored 13 and Greg Monroe chipped in 10 points.  Mac Koshwal led the Blue Demons with 16 points and eight rebounds. After trailing early, DePaul closed to within 27-25 before an 8-0 run by Georgetown to close the first half.

Saturday is the 25th all-time meeting between the two programs.  Georgetown has won nine straight meetings and leads the series overall, 18-6. In BIG EAST play, the Hoyas have posted victories in each of the five meeting.  DePaul’s last win in the series was a 78-51 decision in Rosemont on Jan. 22, 1994.  A win would end a 24-game losing streak in road games.  D.C.'s own Freshman guard Brandon Young (Friendship Collegiate Academy, DC) leads the Blue Demons in scoring at (12.8 pts) and assists (3.9).

The Hoyas will "regroup" because WE ARE GEORGETOWN!

Hania Stach


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