Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eagles vs Hoyas


Walk This Way Hoyanation
Aerosmith ft. Run DMC

Next game is against Patriot Conference's American University Eagles (8-3). These two teams know each other well from playing in the Kenner Summer league at Georgetown's McDonough Gymnasium.. 

The two teams last met in December 2009 with the Hoyas winning 73-46. Hoyas Senior G Jason Clark set a career high with 5 steals and 9 points in 32 minutes. Former C Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons) set a career high of 13 rebounds and 12 defensive rebounds. That was the 7th double digit rebound game of  Monroe's career. Hoyas C Henry Sims (4-7) had 13 points, 4 rebounds in 12 minutes, F Hollis Thompson 5 points in 19 minutes in the 2009 meeting.

The Eagles are coming off of a 66-61 road loss against St. Francis in Pennsylvania. After losing their first two games the Eagles went on a eight game winning streak, but the winning streak ended in a loss to St. Francis of Pennsylvania 66-61. The Hoyas (8-1) last game against crosstown foe Howard U was a lesson well learned. With a team as young as Hoyas - a total of 10 freshman and sophomore Coach Thompson wanted to see them get out of the jam by themselves. They did.

Playing its first game this as a ranked team, Georgetown held Howard scoreless for nearly 10 minutes at the start Saturday, then staved off a strong comeback bid before dominating down the strech to win 62-48 behind freshman Otto Porter's 13 points. "They've got to figure some things out on their own. We can call a timeout, but I wanted to see who was going to step up, who was going to talk, who was going to try to make adjustments on their own," Coach Thompson said.

"I mean, yes, we can go debate the nuances of whether that's a good coaching move or not. But this group needs to figure out at certain point of the game. "Ok we need to handle this. We need to talk about this. We need to grow up. Because they know what we should do," Coach Thompson said. 

The Hoyas quickly grew up once again. Another test from a different angle. They handled it well when they need to. So, "What Rocks" more than that..




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