Now that's how you play smart inside, outside basketball. One would have to love how the Hoyas stuck to their game plan today. They "consistently" scored 58 points inside the paint (34-56 @ 60.7%), free throws, good job (19-24 @ 79.2%), this is when you know you've played the game of basketball the right way. Three pointers shot were not so good (5-14 @ 35.7%). It was good to see the bench in the game early and played scoring a total of 41 points. Score 92-57.
The Hoyas could've taken that loss and kept their heads down, but it was obvious this didn't happen today. The Hoyas kept their heads up the whole way. Even during warm-ups there was a seriousness about the team. The Hoyas facial expressions were businesslike.
Sophomore guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (nonstarter today, senior Aaron Bowen started for DSR) scored (15 pts., 6 assts., 3 rebs., & 2 stls., no turnovers) coming off of the bench today. Freshman "sniper" Reggie Cameron (7 pts.) entered the game knocking down two three pointers in thirteen minutes, he also went 3-5 in field goals. Senior Moses Ayegba (4 pts. in 10 minutes he had 2-2, 4 rebs., 1 asst., & 1 blk.). A sweeping, aerial jump hook was one of Moses shot he made, it was marvelous I must say. Hoyas guards scored a combined 43 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds and 7 blocks (Smith 2, Bowen 1, Hopkins 3, Ayegba 1).
Good team effort after Christmas. A very strong showing today. The Hoyas came out fired up from their big loss in Kansas. The last the Hoyas loss they went 3-0. Let's hope the Hoyas can get on a new winnnig streak in Big East play starting next week against versus the Depaul Blue Demons at home on December 31 at 5 p.m.