Shining Star Hoyas!
Earth, Wind & Fire
All I can say Hoynation and friends is WOW! After the Georgetown game I asked someone in the Verizon Center (phone booth), "did you see what just happened?" Their response was, "yes, we won!" My response back to them was, "this was more than a win, this was a major statement game buddy." In the first half I said to myself, "this seems like a toe to toe boxing match - the two teams were trading blows (baskets) like the Ali and Frazier fight back in the day."
Marquette (12-3, 1-1 Big East) led 43-29 at halftime and stretched that edge to 56-39 on freshman guard Todd Mayo's 3-pointer with 13:10 left. Todd is also the younger brother of NBA player O. J. Mayo.
It was unbelievable what I was witnessing from start to finish especially watching the Hoyas stepped up their defense and chiped away at the score by attacking the basket in the second half with plenty of time remaining in the game. "I guess we just felt like we were being embarrassed. We were getting embarrassed," Clark said. "So the second half, we just wanted to turn it up defensively, and our defense turned into our offense."
All four freshman Hopkins, Porter, Trawick and Whittington scored a combined (16 pts.), Whittington's defense was spectacular also. Freshman F Otto "OTP" (Other Teams Problem) Porter (8 pts. 5 reb. 3 ast. 2 stl. 1 blk.) he also shot 4-5 in field goals made.
At the 1:37 mark Golden Eagles Davante Gardner made a layup on an assist from teammate Jae Crowder to tie the score up 68-68. At 1:11, Jason Clark scored two points on an assist from fellow teammate Henry Sims to take the lead again 70-68. With just .46 seconds left in the game, Marquette's Junior Cadougan knock down a jumpshot to tie the game 70-70. With .22 seconds to Hoya Hollis "Hollywood" Thompson knocked down a three pointer to take the lead 73-70 for good. Hoyas win, Hoyas win, Hoyas win. My my my what a game! Next stop West Virginia! Ahhh let's get it Hoyas!
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