The Morning After: Post-Game Articles, Quotes & No Look Passes

Greg Monroe Behind the Head Pass (h/t: Hoya Prospectus)

Pat Forde: Success is fleeting in the Big East - ESPN
"The Big East is a big mess," observed Georgetown center Greg Monroe. "The only way you can stay out of that mess is to keep winning."

Freeman's 29 Points Lead No. 11 Georgetown Past Louisville, 70-60 - GEORGETOWN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE 
On Tuesday night in Louisville, you could call it Freeman Hall. In the penultimate game at Louisville's legendary Freedom Hall, junior guard Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha) scored 24 of his game-high 29 points in the second half as No. 11 Georgetown shot 59.1. percent in the second half en route to a 70-60 win over the Cardinals in front of 19,917 fans.

Hoyas Snap Two-Game Skid with Comeback at Louisville | The Hoya 
"I thought Chris Wright, down the stretch there, for someone going through a game where he did not score that many points, I thought, probably from the 14-minute [mark] on he was terrific," Thompson said. "He was extremely impressive handling their pressure, which is hard to do."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 70, Louisville 60
In a 14-possession stretch starting the second half, the Hoyas went on a 24-3 to turn around and then break open a tough road game at Freedom Hall. Austin Freeman put up about the most efficient 29-point effort you'll likely ever see, and Edgar Sosa just didn't get much help out there tonight.

To be honest, I don't know if I'm as sanguine about this win as most Hoyas fans likely are, as Georgetown can't depend on an unconscious Freeman to show up for every second half (presumably he changes into his superhero outfit in the locker room at halftime).

Georgetown stops slide with 70-60 win over Louisville - washingtonpost.com
Pitino put it bluntly: "He was just playing against a guy who was playing better. [Monroe] had 5 assists, 14 rebounds, 1 steal -- one heck of a performance. Give credit where credit is due."

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Louisville Cardinals - Recap - February 23, 2010 - ESPN
Georgetown lost to Syracuse 75-71 last Thursday and lost its previous game to Rutgers, one of the bottom-feeders of the Big East. Next up Saturday is Notre Dame. "We don't take a look at the big picture," Thompson said. "We just want to win the next game."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Georgetown Hoyas - Louisville Cardinals Box Scores, Game Results & Summary - USATODAY.com
"I think we were more aggressive in our rotations, not necessarily going for steals or pressing up," Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said about the team's second half defense. "We were much more aggressive off the ball in the second half. It's not like they didn't get shots, the ball just didn't go in." 

Georgetown hands Louisville basketball painful late-season loss 70-60 | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
But Georgetown, which has played one of the strongest schedules in DivisionI, is battle-tested and never seemed rattled. The Hoyas (19-7, 9-6) stayed within striking distance, trailing just 35-29 at halftime, and opened the second half with a 24-3 run to deflate the 19,917 in attendance.

Around the Top 25: Florida finds the gas pedal | College Hoops Journal
No. 11 Georgetown 70, Louisville 60. Austin Freeman got the appropriate amount of love last night and I hope that carries over into today. He had 29 overall, but hit five 3s and scored 24 points in the second half. Freeman is someone who I always notice yet don’t bring up a lot. Just very steady. When he’s on, Georgetown’s significantly better. You ever play pickup ball with some common characters, and you know if you’re teamed up with a certain guy your group is certainly going to be in it? I think Freeman’s like that. He’s not the scale-tipper, but he’s more than a glue guy, certainly. 

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