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The Morning After: Georgetown Hoyas vs. St. John's Red Storm

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas


Despite Whittington Suspension, Hoyas Hammer Johnnies |
"It was a dominating performance by Georgetown," said St. John’s coach Steve Lavin, whose team dropped to 9-7, 1-3 in the Big East with No. 17 Notre Dame visiting Tuesday. "They took us to the woodshed in all aspects of the game." He added: "Woodshed, got waxed, I don’t know how many different ways I can say it."

Georgetown basketball vs. St. John’s: Hoyas bounce back in a big way - The Washington Post
"You lose a couple games, and sometimes you feel like you’re never going to win another game," Thompson said. "But our guys responded today up and down the line. Each and every person that was called upon did their part."

Georgetown Hoyas vs. St. John's Red Storm - Recap - January 12, 2013 - ESPN New York
"The last game we were terrible in every facet of basketball, not just scoring," Thompson said. "But we worked on our offense and stressed a few things and saw a few things we had to adjust and we did OK today."

St. John’s blown out by Georgetown, Hoyas are led by Otto Porter’s 19 points and 14 rebounds - NY Daily News
The Hoyas bounced back from their worst loss since 1974 — a 28-pointer to Pitt on Tuesday — and buried St. John’s for a 67-51 Big East win that wasn’t nearly that close. The Johnnies were down 16 in less than 10 minutes and it was over. They never found a way to score against the Georgetown zone, never found their shooting touch, never made a run.

St. John's vs Georgetown final score: Georgetown drubs St. John's, 67-51, at the Garden - Rumble In The Garden
Through ten minutes, Georgetown had built a 33-10 advantage helped by nearly 60% shooting. Much like Wednesday against Rutgers, the Johnnies placed themselves in a big hole before many fans even sat down. St. John's had issues penetrating Georgetown's zone defense. The Red Storm settled for contested jump shots far from the basket. At halftime, St. John's had scored only 0.57 points per possession.

JT3 In Favor of Gonzaga Joining Catholic 7 |
Georgetown coach John Thompson III doesn’t know exactly how the new Catholic 7 league will shake out, but he’s in favor of expanding the conference out West to include perennial power Gonzaga. “They’re obviously a great program, great tradition,” JT3 told exclusively following No. 19 Georgetown’s 67-51 beatdown of St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.

G L I D E H O Y A S: The changes were beneficial
The coaching staff did a great job keeping the team confident and making great changes for the betterment of the team. This was awesome, and needs to stick. It was like I brought all my troops, so we need to all fight. They did! They fought and had faith through adversity. For whatever reason sophomore Greg Whittington's suspension I hope it gets resolved. This will be more fuel to fire.