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The Morning After: Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas

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Friars can't overcome awful start, fall at Georgetown, 74-65 | College Sports | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal
PC's defense was shredded by the Hoyas in the first half and the home team stormed to a 38-19 halftime lead. The Hoyas shot 66 percent (16-of-24) and held the Friars to 27 percent in the half.

Georgetown beats Providence after learning Greg Whittington is academically ineligible | WashingtonExaminer.com
"Obviously Greg is one of our better players and we miss him," Hoyas coach John Thompson III said. "That being said, you have to adjust and adapt a few things strategically as a coach. But at the same time, players gotta step up and play."

Georgetown vs. Providence: Greg Whittington out indefinitely because of academic issues, Hoyas hang on for 74-65 win - The Washington Post
"I think our guys, the last two games, have done a very good job of sharing the ball," Hoyas Coach John Thompson III said. "We’re making the extra pass. We’re setting pretty good screens. We’re cutting hard, which is then opening up our teammates. I think the guys are doing a good job of searching for shots for their teammates instead of searching for shots for themselves."

Postgame Quotes vs. Providence - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
On Greg's situation and if anything has changed in the last 24 hours... Insufficient academic process is a violation of team rules, so that didn't change. We got a couple of results this morning where it became more definitive than it was yesterday or prior to that. There was no need to put that out there until we got a read on exactly where we stood, but we got some news this morning and that's probably what changed.

Recap: Georgetown vs. Providence | College Mens Basketball - The News Tribune
Porter was 8-of-13 from the field with eight rebounds and two steals for the Hoyas (12-3, 2-2 Big East), who won their second in a row after a two-game slump. Markel Starks added 16 points, seven assists, and three steals. Nate Lubick scored 10 while Mikael Hopkins scored eight in addition to his four blocks on the defensive end.

The Georgetown Voice " Men’s basketball betters Big East record against Friars
"I think that [Providence] just decided to make the game ugly. They were more aggressive," Head Coach John Thompson III said. "On our end, our press break was okay but then we didn’t finish. Once we started missing easy shots and layups, our transition defense was horrible."

Porter leads Georgetown past Providence 74-65 | College basketball rankings news, scores, highlights and photos
Georgetown coach John Thompson admitted he was "terrified" to play the final 1:29 without his three leading rebounders and his team's 22-point lead dwindled to seven.