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The Morning After: Hoyas Ready for Conference Play

Georgetown Vs. Memphis: Hoyas Win On The Road, Beat Tigers 86-69 -
In the end, it was Georgetown's versatility that gave them the edge over the Tigers. Their guard, Austin Freeman, shot a near-perfect game, and scored from every spot on the floor. Both teams had three players in double digits, including a game-high 24 from Freeman who shot 9 of 12. The Hoyas' rebounding caught up to the Tigers, with both teams finishing at 31 total.

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Georgetown Hoyas vs. Memphis Tigers - Recap - December 23, 2010 - ESPN
"Our guys refocused and executed, particularly on the defensive end, what we were trying to do better than we did in the first half," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "It was not a huge tactical change. You just come into halftime and challenge them. We have to do what we do better than they do what they do. I think our guys did a good job of doing that in the second half."

Georgetown men's basketball earns 86-69 win at Memphis
Georgetown has defeated two ranked opponents and five teams considered to be the favorite to capture their respective conference's championship. But the "real" season, as Thompson put it, begins Wednesday against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. "Hopefully this game, hopefully the Temple game, hopefully the Missouri game, hopefully the Old Dominion game will help prepare us, not only because of the quality of the opponent but also because the venues and the opposing teams' fans," Thompson said. "Hopefully we're used to it."

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"We’ve been in many arenas where it’s been crazy with people yelling at you, saying inappropriate things," Wright said of facing a raucous crowd in Memphis. "It’s just part of the game. It’s fun after a while."

Georgetown 86, Tigers 69 | Tiger Blue
A young man by the name of Henry Sims dished out five assists for Georgetown in 17 minutes of play, more than any Tiger on the floor (or any other Hoya, for that matter). Sims is Georgetown’s backup center.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 86, Memphis 69
The star of the bench players was Vee Sanford, although both Benimon and Sims played well.  He is scoring so efficiently this year (1.6 points per possession used tonight) that I keep saying he can't keep it up, but he does.  And he may have the prettiest teardrop since Mark Jackson.

Hoyas hand Memphis Tigers their most lopsided loss in FedExForum, 86-69 "
"It’s hard to beat a team when they shoot 57 percent from the field," Pastner said. "The bottom line is those guards are really, really, really good. We had done some stuff that we had worked on with different zones. We went to a matchup zone at times and they hurt us there. We went to man and they hurt us at some key times where they just made shots.