Friday, December 2, 2011

Hoyas glide and roll over the Tide in a game thrilling 57-55 win


Hoyanation and friends, I can honest say I am not suprised at what the Hoyas (6-1) have accomplished, but I can say I'm AMAZED at what I'm seeing for so many reasons. I've been writing about what I saw in the Hoyas since the summer in the 2011 Kenner League especially the freshmen.

No fear and something to prove. Once again, Hoya senior leader G Jason Clark (22 pts. 7-11 field goals, 4-7 3's 4-4 free throws) proved just what he is. A "born leader". His leadership has surely put the doubters on hold. The Hoyas gave Alabama (7-1) their first loss of the season and broke the Tide's four game winning streak. 

There's one of many things I like about Georgetown the developing and maturing of the players from young men to men. I think this is awesome. It's always been like this and is a joy to see. Senior C Henry Sims (13 pts. 3 rebs. 3 assists 2 steals 1 blk) continued his stellar play for the Hoyas.

With time running out in the game Jr. F Hollis "Hollywood" Thompson (12 pts. 8 rebs.) proved to be the saviour of the game knocking down a "prayer three point shot" that was delivered on a pass from teammate Jason Clark in the closing seconds of the game leaving 1.8 seconds on the game clock. "Jason didn't have anything so he went to Hollis, and Hollis did what Hollis does," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. Hollis was the hero of the game after that dagger three point shot. The Alabama fans were "stunned" in Coleman Coliseum.

The stats were almost the same with the exception of the three shot - Hoyas shot 7-17 @ 41.2%, Crimson Tide shot 3-16 @ 18.8%. So, I think Hollis Thompson's game winning three pointer made all the difference in the Hoyas win on the road against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Hoyas made it a team effort, played with a sense of urgency, withstood the Tide's run's, stay composed, overcame adversity in a "hostile environment". "It was our third game against a Team in the Top 15," John Thompson said. "To come in and win against a team on their home court that's so well-coached, that's a big, big victory."

Coleman Coliseum shocked by Hollis Thompson's game winning 3


Let's Goooooo!

Two Twitter messages from my friend and ESPN college basketball analyst that commentated on the game Fran Fraschilla

Fran Fraschilla
Very impressed with growth of Thompson, Sims, Clark. NOT No.10 in Big East! RT : we got that one close game have no fear!

Fran Fraschilla
going to have fun following Hoyas this season. Tell those few fans that don't like the O, that last basket was vintage Carril.

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