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The Morning After: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgetown Hoyas

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas.


No. 20 Georgetown escapes with 37-36 win over Tennessee in Big East/SEC Challenge - The Washington Post
“You walk away from a game where you scored 37 points and you win, part of you says, ‘I’ll take that.’ ” Thompson said. “We know we have a long way to go. We know we are a work in progress, we know we are a young team . . . we always can improve. But today was just one of those days where the ball just didn’t go in the basket.”

Georgetown 37 Tennessee 36 - The Smothering - Rocky Top Talk
Georgetown's 6'8" gauntlet did what it does: the Vols shot 32.6% and turned the ball over a dozen times. The Hoyas made it their business to take Jarnell Stokes away, and business was good: Stokes had more turnovers (4) than shot attempts (3), and only got to the line once...where he missed both.

Georgetown overcomes shooting woes to defeat Tennessee - Washington Times
“The shots are going to fall,” said Porter. “As long as we’re taking good shots. I think we don’t have a problem with that.”

Hoya Prospectus: Final score: Georgetown 37, Tennessee 36
From an efficiency standpoint, this was the fewest points scored per possession [0.68] since losing 58-40 to Seton Hall in the 2001 Big East tournament (0.63 PPP). Defensively, the Hoyas held a number of teams to less than 0.70 PPP last season, including UConn and USF in back-to-back games. They also held UNC-Greensboro to 45 points in 69 possessions last November [0.65 PPP].

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - November 30, 2012 - ESPN
"As frustrating as an offensive day that I can remember being a part of -- we still got stops," Thompson said. "And that's not the worst thing in the world."

Late Night Snacks: Georgetown and Tennessee offensive struggles | CollegeBasketballTalk
For all the wrong reasons. Markel Sparks hit a jumper with 4:42 left in the game, giving the Hoyas a 37-36 lead. That would be the last time the ball would go through the hoop for either side. After an 18-16 Tennessee lead at halftime, the Vols and Hoyas had an exciting second half, as best as they could.

Georgetown Hoyas Match Lowest Scoring Total Since Patrick Ewing Days
The 1984’s Hoyas still managed to shoot better than 2012’s team, shooting 17 for 39 for 43.6% from the field. Ewing might not have even helped the Hoyas in 2012 as the key problem wasn’t getting the ball inside. Instead, Georgetown’s biggest problem has been their struggles at the free-throw line. In the past two games, the Hoyas have shot 13 for 27 from the foul line for an embarrassing 48.1%. Then again, Ewing’s college career free throw average of 63.5% might help improve the 2012 Hoyas average.

NCAA College Basketball Recap - Tennessee Volunteers at Georgetown Hoyas - Nov 30, 2012 -
It's easier to laugh about it when you win, but there was no sugarcoating it: The No. 20 Hoyas' 37-36 win over Tennessee on Friday night in the SEC/Big East Challenge was an offensive display of offensive basketball, and the coach knew it.

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"A lot of times I thought I was open and I worked harder than I've ever worked to get the ball and I didn't get the ball," Stokes said. "They were telling me there were guys behind me and in front of me that I didn't really see."