The Morning After: Lipscomb vs. Georgetown

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

What the media is saying about the Hoyas

Instant analysis: Hoyas avoid scare, rout Lipscomb | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Georgetown's leading scorer this season, Smith-Rivera did a little of everything against Lipscomb. In a game the Hoyas shot 7 of 27 from beyond the arc, the sophomore guard made 4 of 7 attempts. He also led Georgetown with eight rebounds and seven assists. "He is going to score. It was good to see him finally throw some passes and get some rebounds," Thompson cracked.

MEN'S BASKETBALL | Second-Half Surge Secures Victory - Sports - The Hoya
Then the shots started falling, and Georgetown (4-2) exploded for 43 second-half points en route to a 70-49 victory over Lipscomb (3-4). The Hoyas’ defense took a significant step forward and began to return to last year’s form, as it held the Bisons to 27 percent shooting from the field, and sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera continued his hot streak from Puerto Rico with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He also added eight rebounds and seven assists.

Postgame Quotes vs Lipscomb - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
Georgetown University Head Coach John Thompson III On the message to the team at halftime... I thought we needed to make shots. We had a lot of wide open shots in the second half and because we were getting the wide open shots, we kept taking them instead of trying to get the ball inside. I think in the second half we played more inside out. But even in saying that, we had different kinds of shots because we had more penetration in the second half, which is what we wanted to do. The shots we got in the first half were wide open shots that didn't get in. So you know, you're missing, it's frustrating but you can't let your attentiveness at the defensive end slip, which I thought we had a few possessions where we missed a shot and didn't do what we were supposed to on the other end.

Lipscomb Bison vs. Georgetown Hoyas Recap - CBSSports.com
Georgetown had a considerable size advantage against a Lipscomb squad with no starter taller than 6-foot-5. However, 6-foot-10 Joshua Smith played only 17 minutes due to foul trouble. After receiving three fouls and playing only 7 minutes in the first half, Smith picked up his fourth on a double technical call inside the opening minute of the second half.

Georgetown tops Lipscomb, announces Greg Whittington has been dismissed from team - The Washington Post
Though contested in the friendly confines of Verizon Center, Saturday’s game was met with plenty of grumbling from a sparse crowd of 8,165, weary of officials’ whistles and the Hoyas’ hapless shooting from beyond the three-point arc, where they missed 14 straight over one stretch.

G L I D E H O Y A S: My post game thoughts on Hoyas 70-49 win over Lipscomb
My thing every game and for the remainder of the season is to find ways to get the big man the ball at all costs. There is no defense that can hinder me from getting my big man/men the ball. . I know as ball handler my first look is in the paint. I have the best big man in the game on my team I'm looking for him 110%. You can literally get opponents to 7 fouls early in both halfs and win games from the line.Take advantage of Mr. Smith's luxuries for real every since practice and game.

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