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The Morning After: Georgetown vs. Indiana

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas


Top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers use overtime to defeat Georgetown Hoyas in Progressive Legends Classic championship game at Barclays Center - NY Daily News
“I don’t know how many games you can win with them going to the line 36 times, but it’s not many,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “They do that very well and they make a lot of their free throws.”

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“Porter’s got that ability to play at the rim, he’s got the ability to play in the mid-range, he’s got the ability to play on the perimeter,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. And I think when you’ve got a guy like that it makes it really difficult because he can not only get baskets for himself but he can really distribute the ball to other people.”

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"Whittington is one of the underrated, undervalued future stars of college basketball," said Crean, whose team's next big game will be Tuesday inside Assembly Hall against ninth-ranked North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. "Everybody knows about Otto Porter. But Whittington is gonna be tremendous."

Georgetown gives No. 1 Indiana almost all it can handle before losing 82-72 in OT - The Washington Post
“It’s just a learning process this early in the year,” Porter said. “Most of our guys never had that much experience.”

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Before the three players fouled out, they played heavy minutes in a compact six-man rotation. Aside from Porter, Starks led the charge for the Hoyas with 20 points, while sophomore Greg Whittington contributed 12 points. Starks, for one, did not find his second straight scoring outburst surprising. “I can play,” he said. “We have a team full of guys that can play so any given night somebody can have big numbers.

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Georgetown’s consistent success isn’t just a product of its unique game-planning, as there are top athletes on this squad starting with the emerging star Porter. A preseason all-conference selection, Porter proved a versatile contributor on both ends last season who now looks comfortable in the first-option role. The 6’8” forward was quiet for the first 32 minutes of Tuesday’s ballgame yet still ended up with his typical stat sheet-stuffing effort of 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals; going 3-5 from downtown and 6-14 from the field overall

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Georgetown proved tonight it could contend with the top teams in the nation. The Hoyas were every bit as good as Indiana tonight but ran out of gas in the extra session. Truth be told, it was a very good matchup for Georgetown. The Hoyas will take valuable experience from this one as they move towards Big East play in January. I did not have Georgetown ranked in the RTC Top 25 but that has to change after what I saw tonight even in a loss. John Thompson III gets a ton of credit for developing his players and keeping this program among the best in the nation year after year.