The Morning After: Georgetown Stifles Texas

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas

Georgetown vs. Texas: Hoyas trample Longhorns in Jimmy V Classic, 64-41 - The Washington Post
“I think that’s what makes this very exciting — the fact that we can get a lot better,” said junior forward Nate Lubick, who scored a career-high 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, showing no ill effects from an elbow injury suffered against Tennessee last week. “There are a lot of things we can sharpen up on, on both sides of the floor.”

Georgetown, Texas Story of Two Teams Going in Opposite Directions |
“We are a work in progress,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said after his team improved to 6-1. “I think that we are going to be much better than we are today.”

Hoyas roll past inefficient Texas - Washington Times
Georgetown shot only 41.0% from the floor, including 4-for-18 on threes, leading Thompson to call the team’s offense “very stagnant.” Still, he was much more impressed with Tuesday’s game than Georgetown’s last outing, when the Hoyas and Tennessee didn’t score for the final 4:10. “That game against Tennessee was an anomaly,” Thompson said. “That’s not who we are. That hasn’t been who we are…I don’t think anyone in our locker room, on our staff, on our team, came out of that game thinking we can’t score. That’s not the case at all. That was a blip.”

Young Georgetown team already understands how to win with defense -
For Georgetown, it's got a young club, something John Thompson III's not often dealt with, certainly not to this degree. His 16-15 squad from '08-09 was the only one comparable to this, and not even then, really, as the 2012-13 team has 10 freshmen/sophomores. That's really young. Young teams are unpredictable, irritating and often inconsistent. Georgetown has shown a bit of all that -- just look to the 37-36 final at home against Tennessee from last Friday as proof -- but this team can definitely play defense. That's what I'm taking away from a game that was as hard to watch with the punishment privilege of actually seeing it in person.

Georgetown has staying power - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Except it never seems to be that hard for the Hoyas. Georgetown guys graduate or move on and yet here the Hoyas are, back in the mix just like every year. The lazy answer is to chalk it up to the Princeton system, a term Thompson despises, as if it is some smoke-and-mirrors game of deception that confuses everyone else. The more simple solution is that the Hoyas recruit not just for the immediate but also for the long term, building a program instead of just a team.

Texas Basketball Flops In Blowout Loss To Georgetown - Burnt Orange Nation
Credit to Georgetown for their part in Tuesday night's 64-41 win over Texas -- the Hoyas played solid team offense and excellent defense, and would have been challenging to defeat even on a good night -- but the way the Longhorns played tonight, they might have lost to Chaminade. Again.

Jimmy V's old team tops UConn; No. 15 Georgetown rolls
"With the exception of foul shots and a few baskets in transition, I think they [Longhorns] had to work for everything," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "That's what we want to do: We want to make them earn their baskets."

Rushed Reactions: #11 Georgetown 64, Texas 41Rush The Court | Rush The Court
Georgetown is steady seemingly every game. I saw the Hoyas take Indiana to the wire a few weeks ago in Brooklyn and while this game was as boring as that one was good, Georgetown’s style of play remains incredibly consistent. Not many teams in America can go out night after night and excel in a system that requires so much knowledge and discipline. It’s a tribute to John Thompson III’s coaching acumen and the willingness of his players to embrace the team concept. It’s not the most exciting style but no matter the opponent, Georgetown plays the same way every time out. You don’t see that too often in college basketball today.

NCAA College Basketball Recap - Texas Longhorns at Georgetown Hoyas - Dec 04, 2012 -
Georgetown shot 41 percent (25 of 61) for the game but the Hoyas made only 4 of 18 from beyond the arc. Porter hit some big shots early. "The team trusts me to be aggressive and that's what I wanted to pick up coming into this season," he said.

Late Night Snacks: NC State, Georgetown shine in the Jimmy V | CollegeBasketballTalk
The Longhorns are bad. They managed just 41 points in a loss to No. 15 Georgetown. A major reason for that? Beyond the fact that the Hoyas are really good defensively? They don’t have Myck Kabongo (who is dealing with an NCAA investigation) or Jaylen Bond (he’s banged up and played just six minutes this season). Getting them back will help, but Texas needs a lot more than just two players.

Texas crushed by Georgetown 64-41 - Basketball - Sports - The Horn
Georgetown is simply the better and far more experienced team, starting three sophomores and two juniors to Texas' three freshmen and two sophomores. Georgetown should get credit for controlling the clock and playing to their tempo, as well as using their size and physicality to overpower the overmatched 'Horns.

G L I D E H O Y A S: Don't ever give up, don't ever give up
The game was a good game for the team. A good game for me and I know it was a good game for you. The Hoyas outpaced the Longhorns and forced many turnovers in the first half, and I think about 11 maybe 20 by games ends. Good to see junior center Moses Ayegba get his first two points of the season, a two handed dunk. Good to see freshman forward Stephen Domingo knock down to nice jumpshots.

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