The Mourning After: Georgetown Missing Its Mojo

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies lays the ball up against Jason Clark #21 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Connecticut 79, Georgetown 62
Georgetown remains unable to score without Wright leading the offense - in the seven halves of basketball that Georgetown has played without Chris Wright (2nd half v. Cinci forward), the Hoyas have averaged 0.83 points per possession. In the 10+ games previous to his injury (thru 1st half vs. Cinci), G'town had averaged 1.09 points per possession.

MEN'S BASKETBALL | Huskies Eliminate Hoyas From Big East Tournament - The Hoya - Sports
"He's not playing well," Head Coach John Thompson III said. "With Chris out, this is a bad time for Julian to be going through a funk, but he we need him to figure it out."

Connecticut Huskies vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - March 09, 2011 - ESPN
"We're still a confident team," Freeman said. "We just need to get back on track."

Post Game Quotes - GUHoyas.com
COACH THOMPSON: We are a confident team. We know we can win, when, what we have to do to win games so we need to just get back on track, get back on track and try to win games.

Georgetown falls to UConn - Washington Times
"I don’t think it’s anything on anybody individually," Lubick said, breaking through the quiet. "I don’t think it’s about replacing what Chris Wright does offensively or defensively. I think it’s just as a team we need to come together to figure out how we’re going to get stops and how we’re going to get scores."

Georgetown vs. U-Conn.: Hoyas quickly bow out of Big East tournament
"We just got to get it together," Vaughn said in Georgetown's hushed locker room. "We miss Chris, but it shouldn't affect us that much. I just have to try to put it behind me. [The NCAA tournament] is a new tournament, new opponents, a new start."

How Will Chris Wright's Injury Affect Georgetown's NCAA Tournament Seed - Half Smokes - SB Nation DC
Wright's absence has manifested itself in ways you wouldn't immediately expect. Julian Vaughn, for example, has gone from a relatively competent big man to one who, quite literally, cannot make a shot. The Princeton offense still has created some open shots, but the defense has fallen off a cliff and those open shots are not going down. It's been a very ugly situation, to say the least.

Goodman: Hoyas can't win without Wright - College Basketball News | FOX Sports on MSN
The Hoyas just can’t win without Wright. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true. When I asked Georgetown coach John Thompson III if he’d ever coached a player who meant as much to his team as Wright, he didn’t flinch. "Jeff Green," he said. "That’s it." Wright won’t be a lottery pick as Green was a few years back, but his value cannot be overstated. He scores, he makes his teammates better and he leads. "They’re a completely different team with Chris Wright," UConn’s Kemba Walker said. "With Chris Wright, it’s anyone’s game," added Walker’s teammate Jamal Coombs-McDaniel. "Without him, we’re supposed to win that game."

Vox Populi " Postgame Roundup: Connecticut 79, Georgetown 62
The Hoyas were outscored in the paint 38-26, most of which were Freeman and Clark. The duo accounted for 43 of the team’s 62 total points.

Jason Clark scores 23 in Georgetown loss - College Fantasy Hoops Insider
Georgetown got just five points from their bench, and when also considering the fact that Julian Vaughn is 1-for-18 from the field in the last four games (all losses) the loss of Chris Wright becomes all the tougher to navigate. 

GLIDEHOYAS: Huskies send Hoyas out early in the second round of the 2011 Big East Tournment 79-62
Let's just hope our Hoyas can make better decision during games.  We must remember we cannot make the little mistakes and bad decisions in post season play because it's a one and done affair.  Let's support our Hoyas as our third season begins next week in the NCAA's.

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