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Georgetown Hoyas vs. Old Dominion Monarchs - Recap - November 12, 2010 - ESPN
Old Dominion had its 23-game home winning streak -- the fourth-longest in the nation -- dating to January 2009 snapped. They blew two eight-point second-half leads, the last at 49-41..

Georgetown post-game | |
"We have a poised group. I don't think at any point did we fell like the game was out of control. We felt the whole time if we could just settle down and execute at both ends of the court, at the end of the game we'd have a chance." - John Thompson III

ODU hoops: Monarchs lose opener 62-59 to Georgetown | |
"At halftime we said we were getting the shots we want. We have good shooters; just step up and bang 'em," coach John Thompson III said. "And these guys, when we need them to make shots, these guys right here put the ball in the basket."

Georgetown basketball edges Old Dominion thanks to back-court trio
After making 1 of 11 three-point attempts through the first 27 minutes, Georgetown connected on 7 of 10 to close out the game.

Down 8 with 6:21 left in a hostile environment it is good to have seniors. That was exactly what John Thompson III and his Hoyas were facing and it was Austin Freeman and Chris Wright who came to the rescue as No. 20 Georgetown rallied to defeat Old Dominion 62-59.

Georgetown Holds On -
Austin Freeman and Chris Wright each hit two 3-pointers in a late 13-2 run, and No. 20 Georgetown beat Old Dominion, 62-59. Freeman, Wright and Jason Clark combined to score 39 of the Hoyas’ 43 points in the second half. The loss ended the Monarchs’ 23-game home winning streak, dating to January 2009.

Hoyas Rally For Revenge Against Monarchs
Lubick, who is the aggressive bulldog type that the Hoyas mascot Jack will surely love, grabbed six rebounds in 23 minutes and showed good form going up for boards against the Monarchs trees. ODU had 14 second chance points, but only four after halftime and Lubick battling inside was a reason why. "He's got a ways to go, but he gives us a presence," Thompson said. "He was playing well out there."

Rush The Court " Blog Archive " After the Buzzer: The Opening Night That Isn’t
Georgetown Backcourt.  Chris Wright, Austin Freeman and Jason Clark combined for 54 of the Hoyas’ 62 points in a really nice road win at ODU.  Georgetown is really going to struggle inside, though, as they were -11 on the boards and looked lost inside without Greg Monroe.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 62, Old Dominion 59
The pace was three possessions faster than last season's blizzard game, thanks mostly to ODU not grinding the game to a halt in the second half.  The Monarchs are actually a bit slower-paced team than the Hoyas, so those 65 possessions mostly splits the difference between what each time would normally like to run.

Yet Another Basketball Blog (YABB): Old Dominion vs Georgetown
Before the season is over, Georgetown will find a way to get more inside baskets. But with such a perimeter presence, this is going to be an inconsistent team. Georgetown will beat some teams when they make their shots, and lose to some teams that make you scratch your head. But what is new about that? The Hoyas beat Duke last year but were blown out by Ohio in the NCAA tournament. You never know which team will show up.


Teach Me How to Ugly: Georgetown 62, Old Dominion 59 " Over the Hilltop
Reason for optimism.  Nate Lubick.  He gave us more enthusiasm than polish, but provided a number of nice plays, including 6 rebounds, a swift help-side blocked shot, and a sweet dish to Henry Sims on a high-low over the Monarch zone.  Runner Up: Julian Vaughn clocking a solid 32 minutes.