We Are Georgetown!
And The Beat Goes On Hoyas!
The first half of this game was good for the Hoyas. The Hoyas continue to play unselfish, confident, determined basketball. It doesn't matter what team they play they're going for it. The Hoyas outrebounded the Orangemen 24-10 in the first half. Otto Porter with nine rebounds. This young man looks like a man possessed out there. Hoya teammates contributing to the cause. Coach Thompson has thrown multiple players at Syracuse and has been successful in doing so. From a tip or steal all the Hoyas played a part.
It's such a beautiful sight to see the "determnation" and "sense of urgency" among the Hoyas. It's really amazing to see this. Coming out of the half Syracuse made an 8-0 run, but the Hoyas stayed poise and over come this dramatic series of baskets and crowd euphoria. The Hoyas maintained throughout the second half and came up short on a three point shot by Cuse vet Chris Joseph (Carroll High School).
"Kris bailed us out," said Boeheim. "Nobody else looked really comfortable shooting the ball. We really struggled offensively. We just didn't attack their zone. We couldn't really make much. We haven't seen a lot of zone, but that's not a good excuse. We play it every day in practice."
The Hoyas have so much to take away from this game. I think they know this, so it will continue to show in the very near future. There was great contribution from the team as a whole. Everyone that played - scored.
The Hoyas have nothing to hang their heads. They fought hard against the number two team in the land. I don't want to use the word young, but these Hoyas gave it all they had and played well as a team, and proved/showed to the world they are one of the best teams in the land. Check out what Syracuse Coach Boheim had to say about his team. I could tell you he was not a happy camper after the Cuse win.
With Syracuse’s 64-61 victory on Wednesday night, Jim Boeheim earned his 880th win. Being third on the career wins list didn’t put Boeheim in a good mood. “I’m upset over this game right now, and I’ll address all that stuff when I retire,” Boeheim said. “I don’t think about those goals. I just want to play this season.”
"Do not dwell on your losses, but concentrate upon the part of your performance that limited your excellence." -Muggsy Bogues
Mr. Tyrone Muggsy Bogues, thank you so much sir!
WE ARE GEORGETOWN!