The Morning After: Post Game Articles, Quotes & Anime!

Kudos to the anime folks of Casual Hoya, who were working overtime in order to create a song about yesterday's game.

Links to media coverage after the jump.  Casual post-game awards to follow later today.

Last year's squad seemingly found ways to lose close games; Tuesday's last-minute victory suggests that perhaps this season's group will find ways to win them.

Monroe's basket helps Hoyas survive - Washington Times

 

Being unselfish almost to a fault. As a friend and colleague said, "[Monroe] must have a good mother, because he's so polite."

Mike Wise - When it matters, Greg Monroe steps up, hits game-winner - washingtonpost.com

 

Unlike last season, in which Georgetown frittered away so many close games with lackluster effort in the waning minutes, the Hoyas stormed back from a six-point deficit Tuesday to deliver a 46-45 victory before a raucous late-afternoon crowd and a national TV audience.

No. 19 Georgetown rediscovers defense in 46-45 victory over Temple - washingtonpost.com

 

One of the worst halves of basketball ever seen at the Verizon Center

Monroe's layup in closing seconds saves Hoyas against Owls - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com 

 

Georgetown won despite having more fouls (18) and turnovers (16) than made baskets (15). The Hoyas blew a 12-point second-half lead, shot 36 percent from the field and 3 for 18 from 3-point range.

Top 25 Capsules - ncaa - SI.com

 

Truly thought Temple stood a good chance to win this. I probably wouldn’t even put G’town in my top 25. I do give a lot of credit to the Hoyas, who played ugly but got the bucket they needed from Greg Monroe late and then cut off Temple’s penetration to stave off defeat.

Around the Top 25: Ugly play taints the marathon | College Hoops Journal

 

Was it because of good defense? Not really. Each team had only one steal.

The Associated Press: Monroe's layup gives No. 19 Georgetown 46-45 win

 

The loss marked the first time that Temple held an opponent to under 50 points and lost since December 30th, 1995 when the Owls lost 49-41 to Oklahoma State.

  Owls rally, lose in heartbreaker : The Temple News

 

"I thought we had an opportunity to win this game," Dunphy said. "We just didn't close it out. This was a fantastic opportunity for us against a very good basketball team."

Temple loses on Georgetown's late layup | Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/18/2009

 

Georgetown's home opener against Temple began with two teams looking like they were snarled in rush-hour traffic typical of the 4 p.m. hour in which the game tipped off.

A Hoyas' victory spelled U-G-L-Y, 46-45 | Washington Examiner 

 

This may surprise most Hoya fans, but the most efficient player today for Georgetown was Chris Wright. While his three turnovers may have been more memorable, Wright was able to score 6 points at the FT line (on 7 attempts) to grind his way to the only 100+ offensive rating in the game.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 46, Temple 45

SBNation Coverage:
Owls vs Hoyas coverage
Owls vs Hoyas recap
Owls vs Hoyas boxscore

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