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The Morning After: Freshmen Showoff Improved Defense in Blowout

Rise & Fire & Pose.
Rise & Fire & Pose.

Postgame Quotes -
[UNC Greensboro] Head Coach Mike Dement on playing against Georgetown... They're frenzied defensively. They were really getting all over the place, they really get after the ball when you catch it and they took it out of our hands. That's BIG EAST basketball. They are intimidating with their defense, getting in passing lanes and they really swarmed on the offensive glass. Anything they missed they went after hard. We tried to play a little zone to get them away from the cutting they do so well.

College Basketball News Updates - RapidReports
Georgetown coach John Thompson III was pleased that his team hounded UNC Greensboro into 29.6% shooting and 22 turnovers in the Hoyas’ 86-45 victory. "What I want is the opposition to get tough contested shots, and we did a good job of that," he said.

Thompson Scores 19, Leads Georgetown to 86-45 Win Over UNC Greensboro -
It was Georgetown's first win by 40 or more points since beating Savannah State, 100-38, on Dec. 8, 2008. The 45 points were the fewest scored by an opponent since the Hoyas limited Savannah State to 44 (63-44 win) The Tigers shot only 29.6 percent from the floor, the lowest by a Hoya opponent since South Florida shot 27.1 percent during a 69-49 win on March 10, 2010 during the BIG EAST Tournament.

Georgetwon routs UNC Greensboro
Defensively the Hoyas constant traps caused havoc for the over matched Spartans (0-2), who shot a dismal 29.6 (16-for-54) from the field. Georgetown’s early shooting was hardly pristine, but coming out of the halftime locker room the Hoyas nailed eight of nine attempts and shot 51.5 (17-33) percent in the second half.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 86, UNC Greensboro 45
When you get an e-mail from a real basketball blogger asking how good Georgetown's defense (or how bad UNC Greensboro's offense) actually was in the first half, that's a sign that things were a bit one-sided.  It turns out that the Spartan's 0.47 points per possession in the first half was the lowest allowed in a half by the Hoyas since allowing the Temple Owls to score only 0.44 ppp in that brutal game at Verizon two years ago.

Walkover: Georgetown 86, UNC-Greensboro 45 | Over the Hilltop
The contrasts from Georgetown’s opening win over Savannah State were encouraging. While the Hoyas got their first win thanks to sharp shooting, Monday’s win came thanks to Georgetown’s smothering defense, which caused an impressive 22 turnovers and forced the ice-cold Spartans into just 16 -of-54 from the field.

Georgetown vs. UNC Greensboro: Thompson, Clark spark Hoyas - The Washington Post
"They are going to play extended minutes, regardless of who the opponent is," Thompson said before saying of Adams: "He’s in a little bit of pain. But he felt good enough to go, so we wanted to get him out there and get the jitters over with for him.

GLIDEHOYAS: Hoyas "Intensity" Gets Victory Over the Spartans 86-45
One thing that really amazes me is the communication and Hoyabrotherhood I call it.  I hear sophomore Hoya point guard Markel Starks yelling out "no lob no lob shooter shooter"!  Being a leader is what a point guard is all about, and one thing about it it becomes contagious.  I love when the whole team communicattes. It's like poetry in motion. 

Vox Populi " Postgame Roundup: Georgetown 86, UNC Greensboro 45
Junior Hollis Thompson has been letting his grow out this season, and the legendary coach questioned the 6-foot-8 forward about when exactly he would be getting it cut. The younger Thompson knew exactly how to answer: "Soon."