Post-Game Quotes: Georgetown vs. NJIT - GUHoyas.com
On Georgetown breaking into the Top 25 rankings next week... "It doesn't matter, because you have to play the games. For a team that is young like us, they would love to see their name pop-up like that, but at the end of the day you still have to go out and play the games. The rankings are just a popularity contest, it depends on who votes and who doesn't vote, so we just have to play the games."
Thompson leads Georgetown over NJIT
Georgetown, which has beaten two ranked teams, No. 22 Memphis and No. 12 Alabama in the last two weeks, will almost certainly be included in the top 25 when it's released on Monday. With only games against local schools Howard and American between now and Dec. 22 when they again pay Memphis, the odds are they'll be ranked for at least a few weeks.
Don't worry about NJIT anymore - Georgetown Hoyas - CBSSports.com RapidReports
After absorbing a 40-point defeat, NJIT coach Jim Engles wanted nothing more to do with the Hoyas in the future. "I will not be scheduling Georgetown anytime soon," he said. "They are scary to play. They are starting to put it together."
Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 84, NJIT 44
What this game does represent is an important opportunity for some of the Hoyas' bench players to get game time in order to impress the coaches. Mikael Hopkins [Net pts = +6.6] and Tyler Adams [+6.0] had a good old time out there abusing the smaller Highlanders, but I thought Jabril Trawick [+1.4] had the best afternoon of the non-rotation players: it seemed to me that he took a personal affront to the Highlanders narrowing the score before halftime and helped wake up the defense.
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"My teammates caught me open and I knocked down the shots," Thompson said. Thompson wasn't the only one playing well, either. The overall level of offensive execution was impressive considering the quick turnaround from Thursday night's road slugfest, and all the rotation players looked smooth in the early going. Senior center Henry Sims continued his recent trend of excellence, stuffing the stat sheet with eight points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in only 16 minutes. "I'm confident in this group," Thompson III said. "Have been probably since the fourth or fifth day of practice, preparing to go to China."
Georgetown men’s basketball makes quick work of NJIT - The Washington Post
"Right now we’re focusing on, ‘Can we get better?,’ and today we were able to get extended minutes for guys we haven’t been able to get extended minutes for, and that is productive," Coach John Thompson III said. "We’re going to need those guys once we hit conference play."
Vox Populi " Postgame Roundup: Hoyas 84, Highlanders 44
"Big Tyler.. Big Tyler showed just a little bit of flash", the eighth-year coach said. "He’s still no 100 percent, but big fella showed us a little flash of what we’re going to see." Adams dominated the paint on the offensive and defensive end during his 11 minutes on the floor. The Highlanders may not have the equivalent of a Thomas Robinson or JaMychal Green, but they did have some height. His play, coupled with Hopkins’ presence in the paint, shut down any opportunities down low for NJIT. Both players also showed an array of strong offensive moves, in addition to some grit. Adams added six rebounds and three blocks, a very promising footnote for the Hoya season as he works to get back to full health.