First off, a military salute to our U.S.Army troops stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Once again it was a privilege and an honor to see the Hoyas play and represent our armed forces and university win or lose. Salute!
It was gametime, the first Hoyas game of the 2013-14 versus the 19th ranked Oregon Ducks playing in the ESPN Armed Forces Classic. The time had came and went. The Hoyas upended in their first game 82-75 against a very tough, and determined new Ducks team. The Ducks started five transfers. They have 8 transfers all together. Looks like Coach Altman may becoming a pro putting a team of transfers together year after year and win I don't know. Something is going on over there in Oregon. Two of their key players were suspended as well.
For most of the game I was a twitter tweeting my life away during the game. Some of the tweets might need some explanation I have to check them out again myself. Here we gooooo it's gametime! ...
Before I put my tweets up I just saw what someone tweeted, "One benefit of veteran transfers: cool under pressure. Joe Young and Jason Calliste a combined 21-of-21 from the free-throw line." - Rob Mosely (Editior of GoDucks.com)
I talked about Joe Young before the game. He's a gamer. You have to ALWAYS keep a good defender on him and make sure they watch his every move if not you're doomed. He moves all the time he's a prime time player.
This is when Joe Young started scoring in the first half
GH-Young is an attacker!!!! Saw him play last week
Young just hit another shot back to back
GH-Young again they'd better watch him he'll score all
Markel Starks instead of sliding over the close the gap let a player get through and in the paint and score
GH- Starks should taken that charge
Gtown down by 4 early in the 1st half 17:26 to go
GH- Keep going inside
GH- Give the ball to Josh Smith simple as that!
GH- Mosely left open for a three two made on that side of the court tonight for the
GH- Starks needs to pick it up ...
GH- Too many 3's
#Hoyas get it together out there go hard in the paint don't let nothing stop you.
GH- No floater Starks tried a finger roll in the paint
GH- Turnovers no defense on the perimeter
#Hoyas looking shaky for now shake it off fellas
GH- Ducks in attack mode and aggressive from the start is paying dividends for them
#Hoyas need to play better than this!
GH- There's the floater from Starks I was talking about
GH- Reggie Cameron is in the game now
GH- Step up
#Hoyas ... glad to see @MikaelHopkins in the game now it will make a difference #hopeful
GH- Keep going inside
GH- Smith's 2nd foul he has to come out now
GH- Hoyas need to communicate and point communicate on the perimeter I mean get there!!!!! DEFENSE! Talk Talk Talk!
GH- Oregon staying on the line very aggressive
#Hoyas 6 turnovers
#Hoyas did not give Josh Smith the ball on the play he was open TWICE!
GH- I NEED TO SEE PRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GO AND GET IT
GH- The press will get the legs loose
#Hoyas need to RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! Come on!
GH- Keep going INSIDE
GH- Nice pass from
@Mikaelhopkins to @natelubick for 2 19-14 #Hoyas gaining some strength #Gtownoffense #discipline
No more GH's I'll just put the tweets they're mostly my tweets anyways haha I need a short cut
There you go Starks
#Hoyas only down by 2 20-18 8:43 left first half
Grab the ball get possesion of it!
Gary Parish (CBSSports) - "My favorite part of the Armed Forces Classic is when the troops taunt the players with “Air Ball” chants."
Oregon MBB- Ducks opened a double-digit lead but Georgetown have made things interesting. Ducks lead 23-18 at under-8 media TO. Great game so far!
@MikaelHopkins but keep ya head fella no T's!!!
#Hoyas love shooting 3s
Stay in attack mode
#Hoyas still in the game
Hoyas were not playing good defense in the paint at this time
Play some defense down there
#Ducks up almost half
Nice shot made by mikaelhopkins he has played solid so far tonite
#Hoyas down by three at the half #Hoyasaxa!
Armed Forces Classic Halftime update. Oregon 37 Georgetown 34
Georgetown: M. Hopkins 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast. MikaelHopkins leads all scorers so far tonight
#ArmedForcesClassic #HoyaSaxa #Hoyas
Just my thoughts during halftime
Tighten up on the perimeter defense NOW is the time like to see Bowen get loose
#Hoyas need to PRESSSSSSSSSSSSS GO AND GET THE BALL!!!
#Hoyas Go inside PRESS guards lemme see that floater babyyyyyy lol kiss it off the glass haha
If your a guard that floater has to be in your weaponery big time u know once you blow past ur defender one or two dribs float it babyyy!
Halftime Stats (ORE/GT): FGs (7-26/12-25), 3s (3-14/0-9), FTs (20-26/10-16), RBs (19/19), TOs (4/6)
Second half starts
Thank u Starks to start the 2nd half! Wow, how did he hear me all the way from the States haha.
Nice pass inside to the big man Josh Smithhhh to the line makes both fts 39-38
#Hoyas down 1
@jt55ivetwo pointer gives
#Hoyas led good momentum now keep pushing
Hoyas were rolling but then Lloyd knocked down a Big 3
#Ducks tie game 42 all
Was this the shot for the Ducks set the Ducks confidence on fire for the rest of the 2nd half?
Big Josh Smith for 2
Josh Smith is tough I say keep feeding him the ball
#Hoyas keep going inside let the jumpers come in the flow of the game I say huh? #Hoyas
Nice floater Starks need more
Markel Starks has got to step up we need you son
I noticed how the Oregon players mostly undersized players compared to the Hoyas were just relentless no the boards
Aaron Bowen catches one coming off of the iron SMASH!
And 1 Big Josh Smith ahhhhhhhhhhb lets go!!!keep going inside
I noticed during the timeout that was called the Oregon Duck player all ran off of the court and the Hoyas walked off of the court
Need to run off of that floor
Nate misses pass
#Hoyas another Hoyas turnover
Clock is ticking 8 mins plus working against the
#Hoyas down 60-54
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivers drives inside the paint nice and clean but while in the air brings the ball back down to the defense for blocked shot
Smith we need that floater my dude
Keep attacking & getting the ball to the bigs need better defense Click right here check out he stats at this time during the game
This speaks for itself, before this the Hoyas were 0-13 from 3 ball land!
Well needed timeout for the
#Hoas talk about it fellas
Good defense there
I thought at this particular time in the game Starks should have made a better decision
#Ducks all came from different schools prior 8 transfers
Smith inside lets go
#Hoyas wake up wake em up
Free throw aooring for the
#Hoyas is very atrong so guess what KEEP GOING INSIDE!!!
Nice look inside on the alippey Super Gym floor Smith
#Hoyas seem ls to like the court #gimmetheball
#Ducks still up
Keep getting the ball inside I'm working hard on this drill feed the big man haha
Starks went too deep into the paint I thought he should've stop and popped or shot a floater!
Moser draws a charge! 1:37 left to go.. Ducks ahead, 73-68
That's when you stop and pop!! Starks or shoot ur FLOATER!!!
I mentioned Joe Young last week and before this game and early during this game
Don't say I didn't mention Young!!!
Big UCLA transfer Josh Smith did some the Hoyas a great service last night Hoyanation
From Jon Rothstein (CBSSports) -
Josh Smith is unguardable. Towers over people in the low post. Looks like the T-Rex next to civillians in Jurassic Park.
Final stats (ORE/GT): FGs (20-50/27-59), 3s (6-23/1-16) FTs (36-44/20-30), REBs (37/34), TO (12/12) Stls (8/5)
I hope this is not too many tweets for you but I just wanted to let you folks know what went on during the game. I think the Hoyas know how hard they have to work now for the rest of the season. I'd like to see the press more. As a matter of fact with the personnel we have I think it would be a great idea. The Hoyas are a lot better when their legs are loose. I think to use the press for this is a great idea. I love to use the press, I think it wakes players up and makes the game more exciting and fun. The press also makes our players tougher and agressive.
Point guards need to be in triple threat before they get the ball so they can look like a threat before they receive the ball and once they get it "quickly" make their moves before they pass the ball off at times. I cannot stress enough FLOATER FLOATER FLOATER!
But do order you a pair of these Camp Humphreys Georgetown Rock'Em Socks a magnificient representation of our school and armed forces. USA Salute!
ROCK THESE ROCK'EM'S!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall"