The Morning After: Post-Game Articles, Quotes and Pictures

Not quite the morning after, I was too tired yesterday to post links, but here is what the media had to say after Georgetown spanked Duke at Verizon on Saturday.  

Special thanks to Martha Bixby of the Save Darfur Coalition for the awesome pictures below.  Please visit the Darfur Dream Team website for more information on the initiative that was highlighted during the game.

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Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - January 30, 2010 - ESPN
"We could never match their emotion," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "The place was electric. Their team was electric, and they played that way for 40 minutes."

Sunflower statement: Kansas among rising teams after OT win over K-State - Mike DeCourcy - College Basketball - Sporting News
Georgetown. The Hoyas issued this declaration with an overwhelming victory over Duke in front of President Obama: Yes we can! Can what? Win it all, perhaps. Stars Greg Monroe, Austin Freeman and Chris Wright all hit the 20-point mark. Georgetown even got 33 productive minutes from reserves Hollis Thompsonand Jerrelle Benimon.

No No. 1's, but the best of the rest - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Let's start with what's fresh, and Georgetown's 89-77 win over Duke Saturday is certainly that. That was, to use a worn cliché, a statement game; the Hoyas dominated a usually tough Duke defense, scoring 1.25 points per possession and shooting a certifiably insane 78.3 effective field goal percentage.

For the Prez: No. 7 Hoyas Beat No. 8 Devils 89-77 - ABC News
It couldn't have been a much bigger day for Georgetown: the president attending his first Hoyas game, the first sellout of the season in the 20,000-seat Verizon Center, a crowd mostly sporting "We Are Georgetown" T-shirts in a school-sponsored "gray out," the 200th win for coach John Thompson III, the launch of an initiative for Darfur schools, and, of course, a dominant program from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the building.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 89, Duke 77
The most important line on the tempo-free box score is third from the bottom - when a team shoots better than 80% from 2FG (and take more than twice as many 2FG as 3FG in the game), the game is effectively over. This was not a case of a team getting white-hot on their jump shots, as they shot 27 of their 33 attempts inside the arc as either dunks, layups or tip-ins (and made 23 of those).  Of course, Chris Wright's consecutive made leaning 2FG jumpers in the 1st half were probably a sign that the Hoyas weren't going to miss too many of any type.

Post Game Quotes - GEORGETOWN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
"Do you know the Kenny Rogers song the gambler. We're still sitting at the table, we're not going to count our money when we're sitting at the table. So to answer your question no, I was worried about the next possession offensively and defensively. There is no time during the game to sit back and say "wow, we're making whatever." - John Thompson

With Obama and Biden looking on, Georgetown basketball thumps Duke - washingtonpost.com
In throttling the highest-ranked team in the ACC, Georgetown made a powerful statement about Big East muscle and erased any doubt about its own credentials as a top-10 team.

Georgetown takes down Duke with President Obama in attendance
The second half is where things really started to get out of hand. The versatility of sophomore Greg Monroe in the post and the scoring punch of guards Chris Wright and Austin Freeman started to embarrass Duke's lackadaisical defense as their lead ballooned as high as 23 points. Georgetown's 89 points were the most that a Duke opponent has scored all season.

Georgetown Rolls Over Blue Devils in Front of President, Sold-Out Crowd | The Hoya
The Hoyas had just two offensive rebounds to the Blue Devils’ 17, which Krzyzewski attributed to the fact that Georgetown only missed 13 field goals.

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