Sunday, February 19, 2012

On the road 2nd time around is a "charm" for the Hoyas

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DEFENSE WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS! Even Providence Coach Ed Cooley can attest to this. "That is the best defensive team I've seen in a long, long time," Providence coach Ed Cooley said." The Hoyas knew going into the Dunkin Donuts Center would be a tough task but they stuck to one of their biggest strengths, defense. 

Although the game remained close at some points in the game the Hoyas continue to hit the shots when needed in big ways to win. Hoyas coach John Thompson and upper classmen giving Members of "The Fresh Five," high praise, and they continue to play at high levels when called on.

I have always said this time of the year great teams with great freshmen are freshmen anymore. They've grown up. Well, with this Hoyas mob I think grew up in August in China.

"Our guys did step up and hit big shots when we needed it," Thompson III said.
Trawick is one of four Georgetown freshmen who came off the bench to combine for 12 points and five rebounds.
"They don't even seem like freshmen anymore," Clark said. "They accept their roles."
And that's "refreshing" to Thompson III. 

While watching game, at the half Coach Thompson III was interview and strongly encouraged the Hoyas to make their free throws. He knows this is that time of the year when those free throws really matter. Free throws win championships. Free throws and defense that is. After the half, the Hoyas seem to get the message from their coach to start making their free throws shooting 60.9% 14-23. 

Most of those free throws were made at crucial moments in the game. "We've got to make more," Thompson III said. "If we make our foul shots throughout the course of the game, not just at the end, then you're not as antsy coming down the stretch."

The Hoyas are "family." Clearly this team has one goal in mind and they know it's going to take a team effort to win.
"They aren't thinking about minutes, points, shots. They're just thinking about how they can help," he said. "That has been a big boost to this team."

We Are Georgetown!
DC Is Our Playground!
Hoya Saxa!


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