The Morning After: Best Thanksgiving Day Ever

Georgetown returns home with confidence - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
"There’s reason for excitement when you come away with a win against a team of that caliber," Thompson III said. "And the Kansas game was winnable, too. This team believes in each other and they believe in what we’re doing. Am I pleased with where we are? No, I’m not pleased, because this team has so much room for growth. But I’m not displeased, either."

MEN'S BASKETBALL | GU Upsets Memphis in Maui - Sports - The Hoya
"Our guys are working hard. Depending on the lineup that we have on the court, we literally can switch everything because I have some taller guys that can guard on the perimeter and guard in the post," Thompson III said. "I have some smaller guys that are tough enough to guard in the post." 

Georgetown takes down No. 8 Memphis
"In the Kansas game, I told our guys we made mistakes coming down the stretch that we can control," Thompson said. "Tonight we made plays as opposed to making mistakes at key points, so hopefully that's growth for this group."

Sims earns his boards - Georgetown Hoyas - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Senior C Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points, including several big baskets down the stretch, but coach John Thompson III was most pleased with his eight rebounds. "They were earned rebounds, not ones that just fell into his lap," he said. "That’s what we need out of him."

Vox Populi " Postgame roundup: Hoyas outlast Memphis in OT thriller, 91-88
Yet, even as Memphis’ caliber really began to shine, the Hoyas kept a foothold on the contest through Sims, who had, quite simply, his best game as a college basketball player. The one-time recruiting bust exploded Wednesday night, man-handling the four-guard Memphis lineup, unveiling an array of smooth post moves, and even stepping out to drain the occasional jumper. With 25 points on 10-17 shooting, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Sims has already backed up his pre-season sentiment that he came into his senior year ready to play a major role for the Hoyas.

Aloha Means Goodbye: Georgetown 91, #8 Memphis 88 (OT) | Over the Hilltop
A solid victory over a top-ten team, and three games in which it proved that it will be better than expected this season. Experienced leaders stepped up when needed, and freshmen contributed when needed. There are holes that need to be filled–Georgetown struggled to out-rebound a smaller Memphis squad. But as a whole the Hoyas impressed on a national stage.

BGTD: Maui Musings, Superlatives " Rush The Court
Best Threads: Georgetown. The Hoyas’ gray jerseys are still awesome, even after all these years. If you looked closely, you could see a little bit of Patrick Ewing in Henry Sims’ 6’10″ frame. All he needed was the gray undershirt.

 Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 91, Memphis 88 [OT]
I wouldn't get too high over this, yet. This game feels like Missouri last year. Memphis committed a lot of unforced errors that offset how well they shot and Georgetown gutted out a close game. But the parallels to last year's team may stop there -- last year's team was not as young nor as deep as this year's and last year's team lost its most important player at the most important time of year.

GLIDEHOYAS: Hoyas win in #8 Memphis - Georgetown Classic style 91-88 in consolation game at Maui
Get the ball down in the paint Henry and Jason Clark were in takeover mode all night.    Henry makes real nice passes to his teammates on the dime. I've always said this. I guess watching Greg Monroe throw this pass to a perfection it rubbed off on Big Hank - that's okay with me!

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