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Media coverage of yesterday's affair against Washington.  Long week until next game against Old Dominion; Casual Awards to follow tomorrow.

Georgetown Defeats Washington in Men's Basketball - washingtonpost.com
In beating the Pacific-10's best team in the opening game of the John Wooden Classic, the Hoyas (8-0) gave legitimacy to their No. 15 ranking and proved they're capable of climbing further.

I Guess Georgetown is Really Good
As I watched this game I couldn't help but feel envious. Georgetown plays a beautiful brand of basketball. They look like an extremely smart team out there and I don't care what they call the offense, or if it's too structured, because it does the following: 1. moves the ball (involves all players, creates assists) 2. creates easy/open shots for players 3. forces teammates to think of each other (if he makes the cut, I'll get him the ball) 4. takes advantage of the opponents' laziness 5. puts up points I loved watching them move the ball. Even if I hated that UW was constantly getting beat to the hoop, I love watching good execution on the basketball court and that's exactly what we saw today. How can you not be impressed with that team?

College Hoops Saturday Recap: Time to Rank Kansas State | College Basketball by Collegehoops.net
All five starters scored in double figures for Georgetown with Julian Vaughn leading the way with eighteen points to go along with seven rebounds. But the bigger story should be the Georgetown defense that forced twenty-five turnovers while also limiting the Huskies to 4-for-18 from behind the arc. The Hoyas are versatile offensively while also boasting a much-improved defense, which should convince the skeptics that they're not going to collapse in a fashion similar to last year's trek through Big East play.

Observations from Saturday - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Georgetown’s Greg Monroe had a super week with 25 points and 15 boards in a win over Butler and then followed that up with 15 points, eight boards and six assists in the win over the Bruins. Monroe’s mate Julian Vaughn showed he can score too with a career-high 18. The Hoyas will be a contender for the Big East title.

Washington dominated in 2nd half, falls to Georgetown
Vaunted Greg Monroe scored 15 points, but it was his low-block brethren Julian Vaughn who led Georgetown (8-0) with a career-high 18 points.

Hoyas solving chemistry issues with strong start - CBK News - FOX Sports on MSN
But after a solid win over Butler in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday, and another one Saturday over a second straight top 25 team, Thompson III and his players can return home to Washington, D.C., knowing that they took care of business against two quality teams that many expect to be in the Big Dance come March. "I don't look at it like that," the sixth-year Georgetown coach said about the Hoyas improving their NCAA tournament résumé with the two victories. "I look at it as preparing us for league play and for us to get used to the emotional and mental ride of playing in the Big East. That's what this week was about, but we still have a long way to go."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 74, Washington 66
Despite the score, this game was most certainly played at the Huskies pace - the 79 possessions played was 11 more than the Hoyas' adjusted season average, and 5 more than even Washington averages. The Huskies came into the game as the 25th fastest-paced team in the nation, and that will only go up.