The Morning After: Liberty Flames vs. Georgetown Hoyas

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

What the others are saying about the Hoyas

Georgetown Postgame Quotes - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
On if he thought the Hoyas suffered from a lack of intensity ... Liberty played extremely hard. They could have come in here hanging their heads and didn't. They fought and scrapped and that's a credit to their coach. From our perspective, we're trying to get ready for the future. So sometimes you have in different lineups that you want to see how they work and different combinations and people in different positions. It's hard to go through that and say let's not look at the scoreboard, let's remember what we're trying to accomplish right here.

Without Porter, Georgetown tops Liberty 68-59 | WashingtonExaminer.com
"Last year our freshman class helped us," Thompson said. "This year that class almost has to be the core of who we are. That's a big adjustment, in terms of production and in terms of roles in the locker room. We're growing. Our schedule is such that we've got to grow pretty fast. We've got baptism by fire starting pretty soon. But we're growing up. That's what's happening."

Georgetown basketball beats Liberty without Otto Porter Jr. and despite lethargic second half - The Washington Post
Said Liberty Coach Dale Layer: “We probably got Georgetown on a night that they weren’t quite as inspired as they will be later in the year. It’s understandable. . . . It took every bit of our best to hang in there and not [have it] be a 30-point blowout.”

Whittington, Georgetown top Liberty 68-59 - Washington Times
“With all due respect to Liberty, we got some games coming up, and we’re preparing for some teams that are a little bit better than them,” said Lubick, who had 13 points and eight rebounds. “We use these games to find ourselves, to find what this team’s identity is going to be. … I don’t think our sense of urgency’s really been there.”

Flames come back strongly, give Hoyas a run in MCI Center - NewsAdvance.com : Liberty University
Liberty connected on its most 3-point field goals since the 2010-11 season to keep things interesting as the Flames played their most competitive game of the early season in a 68-59 loss to perennial Big East power Georgetown on Wednesday evening at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Finds Way to Win Without Porter - Sports - The Hoya
The Blue and Gray entered the locker room with a comfortable 16-point advantage and even extended the lead to 22 early in the second half. Any suspense in the sparsely populated Verizon Center had dissipated after Georgetown’s 17-0 run in the opening minutes, but Liberty didn’t seem to get the memo. The Flames hit nearly every open trey they took, and the Hoyas’ tendency to foul late in the shot clock helped the overmatched visitors stay in it.

Georgetown Hoyas' Otto Porter out with concussion symptoms - ESPN
"He's one of the key members of our team. He's one of our guys that has experience. Is it different without Otto? Absolutely. But ... we have to figure that out," Thompson said. "Regardless of who is in foul trouble, who is down, who is injured, we have enough other people in that room; we have to step up and figure that out."

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