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Still miserable?  Take solace in the fact that the beautiful white snow you see out your window will turn brown and remain on the side of the street for three more months.  Thanks DC!  Thanks Georgetown!

No. 11 Georgetown upset at McDonough Arena by Old Dominion, 61-57 - washingtonpost.com
"We just couldn't finish pushing through at key moments," said Monroe, who led the Hoyas with 15 points but shot just 5 for 9 from the foul line. "I missed too many free throws. It's just little things we can control."

 

Old Dominion Strikes Again at McDonough | The Hoya 
"Did the slow start hurt us? Absolutely," Head Coach John Thompson III said. "That was all because of them. Coming out of exams, you fear that, but ... they were at the top of their game. They executed, for the most part, at both ends of the floor throughout the game."

 

In blizzard, Hoyas snowed under by ODU - Washington Times
"I think you witnessed a pretty good basketball game," said Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor. "Some might call this an upset, and I guess it was given their ranking and record. But I think we've gotten to the point as a program where games like this are in the cards for us if we do the right things."

 

Top 25 men's basketball roundup
The Monarchs spoiled the Hoyas' annual game at McDonough Arena again, capitalizing on 18 turnovers to hand 11th-ranked Georgetown its first loss.

 

It was an ugly-looking Saturday. Let’s peel off a few layers here | College Hoops Journal
Hoyas played this one on campus in their packed, AAU-like gym and could not defeat the Monarchs, who will probably struggle to earn an NIT berth. So, in a word, huh? Maybe the preparation time wasn’t as hardcore for JT3 with finals and a week off between games.

 

Top 25 Capsules - ncaa - SI.com
Old Dominion spoiled Georgetown's annual game at McDonough Arena again, capitalizing on 18 turnovers to hand the Hoyas their first loss of the season.

 

ODU stuns Hoyas again | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
For the Monarchs, it felt like vindication, after they failed to make key plays down the stretch in frustrating losses to Missouri, Mississippi State, Richmond and Dayton. Taylor said he understands that most people will regard the win as an upset. He said he doesn't see it that way. "I think we've showed over the years that this sort of thing is in the cards, if we do the right things," he said.

 

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Old Dominion 61, Georgetown 57
The simple explanation for the loss is turnovers.  One in three possessions in the 1st half ended with a turnover, and the Hoyas gave the ball away 18 of 62 possessions overall. But the loss is really attributable to a complete failure of the offense in the 1st half, and not just from turnovers.  The Hoyas managed to gather only 2/15 (13%) of the own missed shots, and missed 8 of 11 layups in the half.  These were equal opportunity misses:  Wright (3), Monroe (2), Freeman (1), Vaughn (1) and Sims (1) all kicked in