Hoyas Give It All You Got
Congratulations on the Hoyas second road win (15-4 5-2 Big East) and senior leader Jason Clark on scoring a career high (31 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blks). Wow, I was having a John Wall (Wizards38 pts.) flashback from the previous night. Both Wall and Clark did just about the same thing, attack the basket when needed. "I think it was just coming through our offense,” Clark said of his big scoring night. “I’ve been on a stretch where I haven’t been making a lot of 3-pointers but today they were falling.”
The Hoyas outrebounded DePaul 43-18 very impressive. The stat line showed the Hoyas shot over 50% for the whole game. 7-13 @ 53.8% from 3 point land. Shot free throws pretty good 16-28 @ 57.1% This is mark improvement from previous. I think it was due to the fact of the Hoyas playing inside/out and attack basketball. The Hoyas still turned the ball over 18 times. Turnovers for the Hoyas are still a concern. In basketball you're going to always have turnovers but you don't want those turnovers at crucial moments in the game. Last night's Blue Demon game turnovers did not have a major impact on the game, but could have, thank God they didn't (smile). To keep Jason's career high game in perspective Coach Thompson had this to say this, “I think we have versatile pieces. Obviously a lot of the duty did fall on Jason today. I thought he did, for the most part, a pretty good job but he also had some help.” One would have to love the Hoyas the coach's philosphy of team play and not singling out one player. It obvious of course Jason did his thing and score a career high, and that's a great accomplishment, but yet and still it's a team effort and the Hoyas still have many games left to play. This puts everything in perspective and keep the team focused one game at a time.
Team effort on behalf of the Hoyas continues to be at a high level. These Hoyas are on the same page for one goal!