The Hoyas avoided a let down in impressive fashion last night, handily serving Seton Hall with its fourth loss of the Big East season. Four starters scored in double figures, the only one not to was our superstar center, Greg Monroe. Monroe's lack of offense in Big East games has started to spark some media attention.
Chris Wright leads No. 11 Georgetown past Seton Hall - washingtonpost.com
Georgetown sophomore center Greg Monroe was rendered largely irrelevant on offense, taking just four shots and sitting out much of the second half after drawing four fouls. But after Seton Hall (10-6, 1-4) made a late run, Thompson re-inserted the 6-11 Monroe in the lineup, and he came up with two pivotal rebounds.
Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 85, Seton Hall 73
At some point, a television announcer will see enough Hoya games (or Sports Information will send him or her a memo) to notice how much better the Hoyas are when Greg Monroe is on the floor, no matter how many shots he takes. He attracts defensive attention, facilitates and he's becoming absolutely devastating on defense, which is why he clocks in with the second best net points for the game.
We'll have more on Greg in an hour - including excerpts of a conversation I had with a scout last night, so hold your judgments until then.
Post Game Quotes - GEORGETOWN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Georgetown University Head Coach John Thompson III Opening Statement... The message every game is to come out strong. The difference tonight was our defense. I think our defense in the first half and really throughout the game was very good. Jason aind Chris were chasing [Jeremy] Hazell all night long, but everyone was doing a good job of helping support and showing overall.
Seton Hall falls on the road to Georgetown, 85-73 | Seton Hall Sports - - Seton Hall Sports - NJ.com
Hazell, the Pirates’ main offensive weapon, had come into the game averaging 26.5 shots in Big East play. Yet in the first half, Georgetown’s defense limited him to only six shots and five points. Recently, when teams have tried to bottle up Hazell’s long-range prowess, he has been able to drive or find teammates for better looks.
Men's Basketball Falls at #11 Georgetown, 85-73 - SHUPirates.com
Georgetown shot an incredible 69.6% from the floor in the first half compared to 40.0% for Seton Hall.
The Sports Network - Men's College Basketball
The Hoyas made 69.8 percent of their shots for the night, the second best field goal percentage during the John Thompson III era.
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No. 11 Georgetown 85, Seton Hall 73. Witness the bad side of Jeremy Hazell. He was tempered for a large part of the game, and if you watched the game, first of all, good for you, but you saw how lost the Pirates can be. Hazell was scouted perfectly by Georgetown, which spread out its offense and got four players to score in double digits. Greg Monroe was not one of those players.