The Morning After: Sims Shines, Freshmen Impress

Vox Populi " Postgame Roundup: Georgetown 83, Savannah State 54
After the game, Savannah State head coach Horace Broadnax admitted his team did not really prepare for Sims, as they just went on his mediocre play of years past.

Georgetown basketball opens season with 83-54 win over Savannah state - The Washington Post
"I can’t remember," Sims said, asked to recall the last time he received a standing ovation. "But it felt good, though. When you play hard, this is what happens."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 83, Savannah State 54
Henry Sims is part man, part ravenous beast, albeit also part goofy.  Creating 1.7 points per possession used, while using more than 1/3 of the team's possessions while on the floor is also kinda goofy, but in a positive way.  Good omen?

Georgetown Hoyas Open Season with Savannah State Blowout | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.
"I prepared a lot in the offseason. I worked hard in practice every day and that’s what happens when you work hard," Sims said. "The plays came off of effort and when you play hard everything will take care of itself."

Henry Sims could be go-to-guy for Hoyas - CBSSports.com
If the Hoyas are going to make a run towards the NCAA tournament, Sims will need to be a go-to-guy down low. Today can't be the highlight of his season.

Savannah State Vs. Georgetown: Second-Half Surge Leads Hoyas To 83-54 Win - SB Nation DC
Sims' 19 points ended up leading the way for the Hoyas, who won with a balanced effort. The Hoyas ended up shooting 67 percent from the field for the game, That's the best mark they've posted since shooting 64.2 percent in a game against Loyola last year.

Post-Game Quotes: Georgetown vs. Savannah State - GUHoyas.com
On Georgetown's freshmen performance... "I thought they played well. They played very, very well. They all do things. They all can defend, they all can make shots. They give you different things - it's not about just putting the ball in the basket. Otto (Porter) and Greg (Whittington) were very good today they both ended up with a full stat line, included a couple blocks." 

Word on the Street: Hoyas hustling win
A few of us on press row noted Hollis Thompson (3 points) looks bigger this year, especially his arms. Perhaps his workouts with NBA folk gave him insight on what he needs to do if he wants to reach that level,

College Basketball News Updates - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Despite winning by 29 against Savannah State, Georgetown coach John Thompson III admitted he had butterflies before the game, which proved prophetic when the Tigers hung tough for a half. "I was as nervous before this game as any one I can remember, to tell you the truth," he said.

Sims' 19 help Hoyas beat Savannah State 83-54 - College Basketball - Rivals.com
Savannah State kept things close for a while, before the Big East’s Georgetown improved to 51-0 against opponents from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

GLIDEHOYAS: Team Hoyas "team up" to tame the Tigers 83-54
I was in top form cheering my Hoyas on to victory. Definitely a pleasure to see the Hoyas back in action.  The sense of urgency, determination, team bond and chemistry were there.

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