Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hollis "Hollywod" Thompson and the Hoyas stick it to IUPUI Jaguars 81-58


Hoyanation, great second half turnaround for the Hoyas (5-1). Junior guard Hollis "Hollywood" Thompson shot 9-15 and led the Hoyas in scoring tonight (21 pts. 10 rebs. 2 assists 2 stls.)

Sophomore F Nate Lubick was also active on the boards tonight (8 pts. 14 rebs. 5 assists) and made great passes to teammates cutting to the basket. With the score 32-31 in favor of the Hoyas, the first half was a challenge for the Hoyas to overcome.

IUPUI's senior guard/forward Alex Young lit the scoreboard up for the Jaguars with 16 first half points. The Hoyas knew they had to shut down Young down for the second half. The Hoyas shot well from the free throw line 10-13 at 76.9%.

Senior Hoya G Jason Clark went 5-6 from the charity stripe. Jason also scored his 1,000th point for the Georgetown Hoyas. Senior Hoya C Henry Sims (14 pts.) continues to shoot well he went 6-10. Hoyas got 18 points from the bench with freshman F Otto Porter (6 pts. 7 rebs. 4 asst. 1 stl.) leading the way. Freshman F Gregory Whittington (7 pts. 1 asst.) was 3-7. 

Sophomore point guard Markel Starks (13 pts. 4 pts.) shot
6-9 and is coming along at his position. I think the move of the night was his "Earl The Pearl" reverse move into the paint. That move was crazy! 

The Hoyas outrebounded the Jaguars 42-34 and dished out 20 assists, Jaguars 11. Hoyas shot 49.3% from the field. Three point shooting for the Hoyas was only 27.8% 5-18.

The intensity level, sense of urgency from the Hoyas should carry over to the Alabama game on Thursday night 9:30. Great to see Nate Lubick and Markel Starks have a good game. This Hoya team has what it takes to win. The are a great cohesive unit all on the same page with the same goal in mind play hard, play smart and have fun. Winning follows!  Up Next Alabama!


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