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The Morning After: Louisville Cardinals vs. Georgetown Hoyas

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas.


Georgetown vs. No. 5 Louisville - Postgame Quotes - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
On the Hoyas performance over the last five games... We're getting better. We're progressing. The guys are doing a good job and we did a good job today. As much as I could sit here and talk about how Markel fought over those screens, if his teammates aren't there to help or shadow, if the guys on the perimeter aren't there to help...I think our guys are doing a better job of helping each other, particularly at the defensive end.

Rushed Reactions: Starks and Bowen Deal Louisville Its Third Straight LossRush The Court | Rush The Court
Louisville’s preseason All-American Peyton Siva finished with the following line: zero points on 0-of-2 FG shooting, zero rebounds, two assists, three turnovers, and four fouls in 23 minutes. Plagued by foul trouble, Siva was never able to develop a rhythm. By contrast, his foil, Starks, played with as much tenacity and confidence as ever. He was the Hoyas’ clear leader on the floor, repeatedly taking charge on offense and hitting several tough shots in the teeth of Louisville’s tough defense. But it was Starks’ gritty defensive performance leading the effort to contain Siva that earned his coach’s praise: “He hit big shots but probably more importantly, fighting over those ball screens, staying in front of their guards, getting back in front of their guards — it’s work. It’s hard work, and I thought he did that all night.” As Starks said in reflecting on his battle with Siva, “you don’t want to make it mano-a-mano, but at some point, you’ve gotta take pride in playing defense.”

Vox Populi » Postgame Roundup: Resurgent Hoyas upset No. 5 Louisville 53-51
With the turnaround, Thompson will not allow his team to rest on its laurels for long. But he did acknowledge the significance of the win, especially after a trying period for his Hoyas. “Let’s get this straight, that’s a hell of a team,” he said. “That’s one of the best teams in the country…this is a very good win against an outstanding team.”

NCAA College Basketball Recap - Louisville Cardinals at Georgetown Hoyas - Jan 26, 2013 -
"I'm thinking of suspending a player," quipped Louisville coach Rick Pitino, when told that Georgetown is 4-1 without Whittington. Thompson's take? "We might have been 5-0 with him," the coach said. "He is a loss. It's a big loss. But at the same time we have people that have stepped up and hopefully will continue to step up."

After beating Louisville, Georgetown pointed in right direction - The Washington Post
The Hoyas rebounded and played defense as if the Cardinals had personally challenged them on every possession. Against an exceptionally talented opponent — the Cardinals’ back court of Peyton Siva and Russ Smith is among the nation’s best — Georgetown again showed it’s capable of playing at a much higher level. The Hoyas are finally starting to put something together with their most important stretch of the regular season ahead.

Louisville puts chances of No. 1 seed in jeopardy with third straight loss -
The Cardinals got into a bit of a rock fight at Georgetown on Saturday afternoon, ultimately falling 53-51 in an exhibit that was perfect for the Hoyas' winning formula. Georgetown has won four of five after Greg Whittington was sat due to academic suspension. Good for Georgetown; that team is a rough watch but a tough out

Night Court: On wild day of hoops, one GIF steals the show -
As for Georgetown: Good W, but the offense still lacks a lot. Recent win over Notre Dame and this one Saturday will erase worries about an NCAA bid, but sometimes I watch this team and wish JT3 would let the O run through Otto Porter entirely. Would be a lot more fun.

Louisville’s late-game strategy backfires; Georgetown gets the upset - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
If all this had transpired 10 seconds earlier, Louisville would have had 10 seconds to set up a shot at a tying basket or winning 3-pointer. Because they chose to go all-or-nothing on what became the penultimate possession, the Cards left with nothing — except their third consecutive defeat, the team's first three-game losing streak since 2010.

Louisville benches Russ Smith, but offensive issues persist in third straight loss | CollegeBasketballTalk
On Saturday afternoon, Louisville had their losing streak extended to three games thanks to a 53-51 loss to Georgetown. That comes of the heels of a loss at Villanova on Wednesday, which was preceded by the Cardinals dropping a game at the Yum! Center to Syracuse. And that came on the Heels of Louisville being ranked No. 1 during the regular season for the first time in program history. So what happened? It’s simple: Louisville stopped scoring.

Recap: Georgetown vs. Louisville | College Basketball |
Louisville scored the first five points of the second half and eight of the first 10. Hancock hit consecutive threes to give the Cardinals a 37-35 edge, but Georgetown answered with a 10-2 run and opened a 45-39 advantage on a Starks jumper with just over nine minutes to play.

Louisville Looks Lost In 53-51 Setback At Georgetown - Card Chronicle
We can get into the specifics of the game later on, but the biggest concern I have right now is that this team looked defeated today. I'm not talking about after the final horn, I'm talking about the entire game. The bounce, the effort, the sense of determination, the fun; all of the things that were present for the first two months of the season weren't there today. At some point over the past two weeks, this team lost itself. I don't know what happened or what needs to be done to fix it, but the pair of performances Louisville gave this week are concerning.

Georgetown upsets No. 5 Louisville | CollegeBasketballTalk
Peyton Siva was an absolute disaster on Saturday afternoon, finishing without a single point and three turnovers while spending the majority of the game in foul trouble. He was 0-2 from the floor and missed a long jumper that would have won the game for Louisville on their final possession.

G L I D E H O Y A S: Coaches vs. Cancer Salute!
Raise up!!! Like to give "The Stonewalls" a big shout out waving the ole blue and gray all game long. Oh, what a sight to see in the "phone booth."