Winning Ugly: Georgetown Defeats Howard 62-48

That was not the kind of game Georgetown fans have been accustomed to this season. The Hoyas looked lackadaisical and sloppy in a 62-48 victory over Howard that was much closer than the final score indicates. The good news is Georgetown was able to pull away in the final six minutes. Otto Porter led the Hoyas with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson each chipped in 12 points as well.

The most concerning news of the day came from Tarik El-Bashir, who reported that freshman big man Tyler Adams is out indefinitely due to concerns about his heart. He did not dress today and spent some time getting various tests at the Georgetown hospital.

After The Jump, more thoughts.

There is not that much to take away from this game. Georgetown shot 1-13 from beyond the arc, and 29-42 from the free throw line. Games scheduled around finals have always been troublesome for John Thompson III's teams, including two losses to Old Dominion. It is a stressful time in any college student's life, let alone a team with 10 freshmen and sophomores.

The Hoyas started the game on a 17-0 run, and were up 13 at halftime. The second half was a bit dicier, to say the least. Yet, the young team was able to bear down and get a victory, one that is hopefully forgotten very quickly. Missing 12 of 13 three pointers is a recipe for disaster for a team that runs a precise offense that values possessions. Porter delivered two highlight reel dunks in the second half, the latter of the two coming on a sick behind-the-back pass from Markel Starks.

The Hoyas are off for a week as finals conclude. Something tells me that this week will not be as pleasant as last week for the young fellas. More than anything, prayers go out to Tyler Adams during what must be a very challenging time. Next up for Georgetown is American University next Saturday.

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