Austin Freeman led the Georgetown Hoyas with 29 points as Georgetown went on the road and defeated Louisville 70-60. Freeman came out of the locker room at halftime like a man on fire, scoring 24 points, including 8 in the first two minutes. Greg Monroe had another phenomenal game as well, contributing 16 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Chris Wright played a very wise game, only scoring 4 points, but controlled the tempo throughout.
Georgetown outrebounded Louisville 31-26, and Monroe completely outclassed Samardo Samuels. In other good news, the bench contributed 12 points, with Hollis Thompson leading the way with 6 points on two three pointers. In bad news, Jason Clark is in a bit of a slump, scoring 4 points on 1-4 shooting and Julian Vaughn seems to be banged up. He only played about 20 minutes tonight and was laboring getting up and down the floor.
The Hoyas outscored Louisville by 16 in the second half, due to Freeman's flawless 20 minutes and a re-dedication to the defensive end of the floor. We can wax poetic about Wright's double figures, the Princeton offense, and Greg's ability to finish with both hands, but the reality is that when we play with energy on the defensive end, we are a completely different team.
Waitresses in Louisville be weary tonight, Rick Pitino seems irritable and horny.
Notre Dame is next for the Hoyas on Saturday at the Phone Booth. A double bye is still in the picture, we need to win the next three and Marquette needs to lose one.
Plenty more to follow tomorrow, for now I need to go to the gym, which closes at 10:00 PM.