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The Glorious Morning After: How 'Bout Them Hoyas?

No. 16 Georgetown tops No. 9 Missouri in overtime -
Asked if he had ever hit a bigger shot than the one that forced OT, Wright simply said: "Nawwwwww!"

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Wright's clutch shot helps Georgetown beat Missouri in overtime - Columbia Missourian
As Wright walked back into the tunnel after postgame interviews, several Georgetown fans came down to give him a hug. After that, all he could do was simply slam his hands together in a loud clap and scream "Whoo!"

Rush The Court " Blog Archive " ATB: Georgetown Lights Up The Heartland
Georgetown’s Backcourt.  There may not be a better guard trio anywhere in America than the Hoyas’ Austin Freeman, Jason Clark and Chris Wright.  Experienced, athletic and physical, the three are combining for 42 PPG, 11 RPG and 12 APG while shooting the ball exceptionally well (15-32 from deep last night and 48.4% on the season).  Somewhat reminiscent of the Villanova teams of Foye, Allen and Nardi a few years ago, if the Hoyas can keep their big men on the floor to play defense and producing where needed, they should be very good again.

Georgetown and Missouri play an early season classic | Beyond the Arc
We’ve been burned be relying on the Hoyas after dominating performances. Ask anyone that had Georgetown beating Ohio in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament. This team feels different. They have two talented seniors leading the way this year, neither of whom looked the least bit rattled when Missouri finally did erase that 18 point lead. Keep in mind, Georgetown was able to fight back and win this game despite playing in what was a de facto home game for Missouri.

No. 16 Georgetown survives in regulation then cruises past No. 9 Missouri in overtime, 111-102
Georgetown Coach John Thompson III brought his team halfway across the country seeking to test his players mentally, physically and emotionally against a top opponent in a hostile environment. Well, he certainly got what he was looking for. "We accomplished all of that," he said. "This was a very good win against a very good team that you had to be prepared for, and attentive to, for 40, well, 45 minutes."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 111, Missouri 102 [OT]
Judging by the score, you'd expect that this was a track meet, but it was much more about two teams unable to stop each other from scoring, somewhat similar to the Duke game last year (although then the Hoyas really had the upper hand).  In fact, the second half and overtime were actually run at a pace very comfortable to Georgetown.  Possessions were more frequent in the Lift-Off half, but I think this was when Georgetown was willing to run with the Tigers as they jumped out to an early 35-17 lead.

Hoyas Rise From Ashes, Outrun Tigers in Overtime | The Hoya
The nail-biting win can be added to the list of eye-catching, early-season triumphs for the Freeman-Wright Hoyas, along with Duke, Butler and Washington last year and Memphis and Connecticut two seasons ago. Still to be proven, however, is whether this group can play with the same poise and energy against every team on its schedule. If that can happen, Freeman's and Wright's final season in the Georgetown backcourt could solidify their legacy as all-time greats on the Hilltop.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Missouri Tigers - Recap - November 30, 2010 - ESPN
"It felt like eventually they would stop making shots because we were out there rotating and we were playing really hard," Denmon said. "Give credit to Georgetown because they made shots. It was early when we got down, and we stayed the course and worked hard and finally chipped the lead away and took the lead. I felt we had the game in control, but at the end you have to finish games with defense and free throws."

A lot of wrongs but more rights on this night | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri
From the atmosphere to the effort to the skill to the guts shown by both teams — it was all good. Even the thought process that made the game possible was refreshing, particularly when contrasted to the convoluted college football model, where ranked teams wouldn’t dream of meeting early in the season for fear of ruining their national-title chances. Georgetown Coach John Thompson was willing to bring his team halfway across the country to Missouri’s backyard because he wanted to test the Hoyas’ mettle

Hoyas stun Tigers in overtime | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri
"You’ve got to finish games with defense and free throws, and our defense got us back in the game. We've just got to zero in and knock down free throws," said Marcus Denmon, whose team made 23 of 31 foul shots while Georgetown hit all 18 of its attempts. "It’s not every day a whole team goes perfect from the free-throw line, but that’s the goal. They did it, and we didn’t. That’s the difference in the game."

Around the Top 25: G-Town comes back on Mizzou in game of the year so far | College Hoops Journal
No. 16 Georgetown 111, No. 9 Missouri 102 (OT). Jason Clark introduced himself to a lot of people last night, even if the game was only on ESPNU. Great win for Georgetown, which doesn’t have a lot of time to celebrate, as Utah State comes to town this weekend.

Georgetown Hoyas Stun Missouri Tigers In Overtime, 111-102 - SB Nation Kansas City
To say this is disappointing for Mizzou is an understatement. They were down by as much as 18 in the first half but clawed their way back into the second half to eventually reclaim the lead. The two teams went back and forth the final eight minutes of the game with each taking multiple turns with as the leader.