Friday, March 16, 2012

Hoyas steamroll Belmont in first Madness WIN 74-59 aka No upset Alert

Keep On Hoyas!
D Train
Sky's The Limit and you know you just keep on just keep on pressing on...

Hoyanation and friends according to ESPN's Andy Katz and Dick Vitale the Hoyas were suppose to be on "upset alert." Um, yes, the Hoyas on upset alert. Well, once again the Hoyas showed  the world how they earn their keep. No matter what anyone says they are focused, with one goal in mind, and it's to win. It's down to five games now. One game at a time!

The Hoyas did just as I thought they would, "shut it down." Belmont was in scoring in the land shooting 81.5%. The Bruins were 21-54 @ 38.9 in field goals and 10-27 @ 30.7% in three pointers thanks to the Hoyas attention to detail on "lockdown stellar defense". The Hoyas forced turnovers were very visible. Great job! Defense wins championships.

The Hoyas had 11 turnovers but they weren't crucial, but they will be very mindful of this the rest of the way. The great thing is the Hoyas made most of their free throws. 9-13 @ 69.2% Yessss! Free throws also win championships. Let's keep this up.

Their communication/point communication on defense was at a all time high."Our defense has been -- there's a guy floating around here somewhere," Thompson said, referring to his dad, John Sr., the Hoyas legendary coach. "You might need to ask him that question. Our defense has been old-school Georgetown defense for large chunks of this season." 

At halftime, the elder Thompson was asked about his son's team and the Hoyas' defense.
"So far, so good," he said.

This was truly one of the best Hoyas games played this season. I think they know how to raise their game to another level. Our coaching staff's leadership is very key all of  this and the players execution was on point. Again, even in March Madness the Hoyas were able to get everyone in the game. Now that's awesome Hoyanation and friends.



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