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The Morning After: A Win is a Win, I Think

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Best thing about yesterday's game.
Best thing about yesterday's game.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 86, DePaul 75
Georgetown came out today and gave a defensive effort that may have yielded a loss to 14 other Big East teams, but luckily for them they were playing that 15th conference opponent:  the currently woeful DePaul Blue Demons.  The Hoyas walked away with an 11-point victory that was - at best - a head-scratcher.

Wright's late burst lifts Hoyas
"I think that's something we have the luxury of falling back on, not only experienced players, but very good players," Coach John Thompson III said. "We felt like we were in quicksand, particularly in the first half. Chris got going in the second half, and as always, as Chris gets going, we get going. They cut it to one, and I don't think any of us were particularly fazed. We knew what we had to do to win the game."

DePaul Blue Demons vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - January 01, 2011 - ESPN
Chris Wright dropped this little nugget while talking about Georgetown's win over DePaul. "I can take anybody off the dribble," the senior point guard said. "Simple as that."

No. 9 Georgetown takes 86-75 win over DePaul
Georgetown was playing on Jan. 1 for the first time since 1943, and DePaul for the first time since at least 1945. The 1 p.m. holiday start — with no band, no cheerleaders and only a handful of students in the usually noisy student section — did nothing to alter the expected final outcome. The big surprise was that the deeper, more talented Hoyas actually let the Blue Demons stay in the game as long as they did.

DePaul loses 15th straight Big East game - Chicago Breaking Sports
Georgetown shot 52 percent, but Wright struggled for the second straight game. He went 1 for 9 against Notre Dame and was 5 for 12 against DePaul, with all of his baskets coming after halftime.