Sunday, January 19, 2014

My thoughts on Hoyas second loss to Big East foe Seton Hall

I expected the outcome to be different this time for the Hoyas, but in a winning way. As we know this didn't happen against the Seton Hall Pirates.. So what do you do? First off, stay poised, as they say, "KEEP CALM HOYANATION," this thing will be figured out sooner, rather than later I would hope. In the middle for the Hoyas, starting forward Mikeal Hopkins in only 26 minutes he went (4-7 11 pts., 15 rebs., 3 stls, 2 blks) was very active stepping up to the challenge. Both teams were even in the rebounding department with 39 a piece.

This new Big East game was the Big East of old with two well foes going toe to toe for most of the first half before Georgetown broke away with a nine point lead at the half. The Pirates scored the first basket of the second half, but the Hoyas countered this with a three pointer from Hoya freshman forward Reggie Cameron (6 pts., 1 reb.). Sophomore D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (14 pts.,  4 rebs., 5 asts., 1 stl. 0-5 3's).

The Hoyas on shot 34%, 22/% from three point range, The Hoyas shot well from the freee throw line at 81% from the line. I think this tells me something especially when I look senior guard Markel Starks stats. In 38 minutes Starks went 3-12 in field goals, 1-5 shooting three pointers, and 2-2 from the line. Starks missed
lots of shots. I didn't see him on the ball as much as I normally do. I think when he attacked it was out of frustration maybe fatigue I don't know, but whatever the cause I didn't see his floaters, something I always look for when guards to shoot when they get inside the paint. I think the ball should be distributed a lot more in traffic. This will save some energy from thinking and having to do too or so much out on the court. Here's a quote from the Providence win over Creighton today, ''Everyone keeps asking me, `When is Bryce going to come out of the game?' The reply is never,'' Providence head coach Ed Cooley said. ''When he graduates, he'll come out of the game.''

He had (9 pts., 2 ast., 1 reb., 1 stl.). Senior forward Nate Lubick (2 pts. & 1 reb.) only played 12 minutes. 

The Hoyas got fifteen points from the bench. Twelve points of those came from senior forward Aaron Bowen. In 29 minutes he scored (12 pts., 7 rebs., 2 asts., 2 blks). He was 4-9 from the field.
Senior center Moses Ayegba had five rebounds and no points. In seven minutes senior reserve guard Joe Caprio had (2 pts., 4 rebs.).

In the first half the Hoyas shot 38% in the paint. The second half was a different story for the Hoyas in the paint, as they only shot 24% in the paint. The last time Georgetown lost to both Seton Hall and Providence in the same season was '03-04. There is no doubt the Hoyas are undermanned but as Coach JT3 put it, “We have to adjust, adapt, change a lot of things,” Coach John Thompson III said. “As a coach, as a staff, as a team, we have to go back and try to figure that out. We will. The second half we’re undermanned, but that’s not an excuse. We have enough pieces where we can figure it out.”

Raise your hand if you'd like to see sophomore Bradley Hayes put in the mix.

The Hoyas will keep finding was to figure out how to win again. They will definitely need each other more than ever. They'll especially need the Georgetown student section to have their backs and "MAKE SOME NOISE" in the phone booth. When the Hoyas are down it's us, the fans, the student section that need to pick our Hoyas up, no matter how much they're losing by. If we can cheer, chant and make noise when the Hoyas are winning we surely can sing "LET'S GO HOYAS", "WE ARE GEORGETOWN," "HOYA SAXA!" 

"Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you've ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were."

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