The Morning After: Post-Game Articles, Quotes, Pictures & Video

Around the Top 25: Pitt loses its first Big East game | College Hoops Journal
No. 12 Georgetown 74, No. 9 Pittsburgh 66. Chris Wright is an awesome player, and quickly moving up the list of the most underrated in the country. He had 27 last night in one of the best road wins Georgetown could ask for. Pitt was gonna get clipped in conference eventually, and there’s no shame to losing to G’town. Hoyas now the second program to win two games at the Peterson Events Center, with Louisville being the other.

 

Post Game Conference

via The Hoya

GU Offense Makes All the Wright Moves | The Hoya 
"I’ve said this after probably the last four or five game and will probably say it into the future," Thompson said. "We have different guys on any given night who can step up." Tonight it was junior guard Chris Wright, who scored a Big East career-high 27 points to give Georgetown a 74-66 victory, snapping the Panthers’ 31-game winning streak at the Petersen Events Center. "Tonight just happened to be Chris’ night," Thompson continued. "He didn’t do anything today that we don’t see everyday in practice [and] that you guys haven’t seen in games. It was just his night tonight and his teammates kept finding him."

Chris Wright's 27 points lead Georgetown past Pitt, 74-66 - washingtonpost.com
In toppling its first top-10 team of the season, Georgetown made a statement about the essence of its strength this season. It's not Monroe. Nor is it Wright. Nor is it Austin Freeman -- each of whom has notched a career high in the past month. It is the fact that the Hoyas' offense spark can break out among any one of several players and, as a result, shutting down Georgetown on a night like Wednesday can be a daunting task.

Hoyas' Chris Wright 'wanted this one bad' - Mike DeCourcy - College Basketball - Sporting News
There's never been a point guard as physically gifted as Wright running the Princeton offense at the college level. That's partly true because so many of the point guards who ran the Princeton offense actually played for Princeton, but John Thompson's been using it since he got to Georgetown in 2004, and Northwestern, Colorado and Richmond all use it, or variations.

Pitt suffers its first blemish in the Big East - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"We got what we deserved," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. "You've got to win games with defense; we lost it with our defense."

Pitt falls at home to Georgetown, 74-66
"I don't think it was our night," Jermaine Dixon said. "They played good defense. They played a heck of a game. We had open shots. Ashton had open 3s he normally makes. We missed shots we usually make."

NCAAM: Georgetown Hoyas Pounce on Pittsburgh
Both teams shot right around 45 percent from the field, while Georgetown shot 70 percent from behind the the 3-point arch compared to just 22 percent for Panthers. The Hoyas also hit 71 percent from the free throw line again compared to 58 percent.

No. 12 Hoyas Upset No. 9 Pitt, 74-66 - GEORGETOWN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE 
The Hoyas (14-3, 5-2 in Big East) ended Pitt's 31-game home winning streak a season after the Panthers stopped Georgetown's 29-game run at home by winning 70-54.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - Recap - January 20, 2010 - ESPN
The Hoyas (14-3, 5-2 in Big East) halted Pitt's 31-game home winning streak a season after the Panthers stopped Georgetown's 29-game run at home by winning 70-54.

Men's basketball: Pitt struggles late as Georgetown upsets | The Pitt News
The Hoyas finished with four players in double figures, including sophomore center Greg Monroe, who also pulled in 11 rebounds. And Georgetown managed 74 points, while only getting three points from its bench players.

No. 12 Georgetown 74, No. 9 Pittsburgh 66: The trampoline effect | Washington Examiner 
Greg Monroe's seventh double-double of the year (13 points and 11 rebounds) came on his worst shooting night of the season (4 for 14, 28.6 percent).

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 74, Pittsburgh 66
Greg Monroe's troubles finishing in the post are well-documented at this point, and today was really no exception. I worried before the game about the potential that Nasir Robinson or Gilbert Brown might shut down Monroe simply because he wouldn't be able to take advantage enough of a smaller, quicker player. 

Hoyas Bounce Back, Knock Off Pittsburgh on the Road | The Hoya 
"Jerrelle [Benimon] has a pretty good feel for the game," Thompson said. "He’s a tough kid, he’s a natural rebounder. He’s a piece of this team."

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