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The Morning After: Seton Hall Pirates vs. Georgetown Hoyas

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown Hoyas plunder Seton Hall Pirates 74-52 |
"They're probably as good a defensive team as there is in the country," Pirates coach Kevin Willard said. "They're physical. They're solid. There's no gimmicks to them. You know what you're going to get. When Otto's at the four, he really causes some matchup problems."

Georgetown vs. Seton Hall - Postgame Quotes - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
Georgetown University Head Coach John Thompson III Opening Statement... "Absolutely, we have to work on our foul shooting and we may do that tonight." On Georgetown's defense causing 25 turnovers... "I thought our defense was very good today. I don't know whether you guys remember, but I watched our game against them and broke it down probably 10 different times the last couple of days and that game up there last year, we couldn't stop them and we couldn't score. I thought our guys today really executed, particularly at the defensive end. I thought the effort was there, the communication was there. I thought that we were very good against what I consider a very good offensive team."

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - January 30, 2013 - ESPN
Georgetown has won five of six after an 0-2 start in the conference, but coach John Thompson III's search for help from his thin bench reached a new level when he inserted junior John Caprio, who had played 13 minutes all season, into the rotation with the outcome still in doubt.

Seton Hall stumbles out of the gate, razed by Georgetown 74-52 - South Orange Juice
Pouring salt into the wound, Georgetown coach John Thompson III squeezed 3 points out of walk-on John Caprio (Seton Hall Prep, N.J.) before halftime, a scoring total larger than that of three Seton Hall starters at the time… combined.

Recap: Georgetown vs. Seton Hall | College Basketball |
Georgetown shot 44 percent from the field in the first half, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range, as they went into halftime ahead, 32-22. Seton Hall made only 38.1 percent of their field goal tries in the first period, including 2- of-11 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Seton Hall hits new low in 74-52 drubbing at hands of Georgetown, committing 25 turnovers |
"That just happened," Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said of being able to turn the Pirates over 25 times. "I wanted to stay in our press probably a little longer than we had in our last couple of games. But I can't sit here and say that I looked at the tape and said, 'Oh, we're going to turn them over like that.' But our guys did a good job of making that happen."

Road tripped: Seton Hall, Rutgers lose | New Jersey Hoops Haven
Georgetown was great, assisting on 19 of 24 buckets, collapsing the Pirates with disciplined ball pressure, demoralizing them with superior execution. Kevin Willard’s most important job right now is that of psychologist. This is a young team in a developmental season, and nights like this can fester if the right buttons are not pushed. Without a clear on-court leader, it falls to Willard to keep everyone on the rails.

Former Georgetown coach John Thompson blasts break up of Big East, calling move 'a total money grab' |
"It's a shame that it's coming to an end," Thompson said. "I think that's a bunch of bull." The 71-year old Thompson — who sat in his customary courtside seat near the Hoyas bench for Wednesday night's game against the Pirates — didn't stop there, however. "I don't know if I, or anybody else, knows what to make of it at this point because there's some configurations that haven't been determined yet," Thompson said. "I think that when all is said and done, it will come out fine. You've got programs that have traditionally been good. But you just hate to see that happen, because of how they (the Big East) formulated the agenda and goals when it was started. People say it's not a money-grab, but that's exactly what's going on right now. "There's no considerations for regionalism, no consideration for fan bases or anything. It's being done under the auspices of education and that's a bunch of bull."