Breaking news. Austin Freeman is fantastic. He scored 32 points on 11-15 shooting, tying a Georgetown record with 7 made three pointers. The Hoyas defeated UNC Asheville 87-72, avoiding a Thanksgiving hangover in Washington, DC on Saturday. Julian Vaughn chipped in with 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Hollis Thompson had his first career double double, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Hoyas blew the game open with a 23-0 run in the first half keyed by Freeman. He had 20 points by halftime, hitting a dizzying array of three pointers in the process. Chris Wright played a nice and composed game, finishing with 8 assists and 3 points. Georgetown relied more on the three pointer today than they had in their previous two games, making 13 of 27 attempts.
After The Jump, more game summary ahead.
For Georgetown, this was a tune up for their biggest game to date - a visit to Missouri to play the 14th ranked Missouri Tigers on Tuesday. It was nice to see the Hoyas not take UNC Asheville that lightly considering it would have been a perfect game for last year's team to lose.
The story of today was 10 guys getting quality minutes, including a career high 7 points from Nate Lubick. We will learn a ton more about the Hoyas when they head to Missouri. The Big East Player of the Year race will be very interesting if Austin Freeman and Kemba Walker continue to play at such a high level.
Your move, Kemba.