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The Mourning After: Pittsburgh vs. Georgetown

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas.


Georgetown basketball falters on offense, defense, is routed by Pittsburgh, 73-45 - The Washington Post
In many respects, it underscored the shortcomings of the young Hoyas squad that were foreshadowed throughout the nonconference season: sub-par rebounding, a thin bench and erratic shooting.

Pittsburgh hands Georgetown its worst loss Big East loss ever |
"I think that's on all of us, the older guys, the younger guys," said junior forward Nate Lubick. "As coach said, we have some things we need to address, and they will be addressed. We have make positive that we're going to fix these things and move on from there."

Offensive issues spillover to defensive side for Georgetown | CollegeBasketballTalk
Simply put, Georgetown has been a misery to watch on the offensive side of the ball since they got back from the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. They scored 37 points against Tennessee and 46 points against Towson, both wins. On Saturday, however, the Hoyas scored just 48 points in a one point loss at Marquette. They entered Tuesday night outside the top 150 according to Kenpom’s offensive efficiency rankings.

Pitt Hands Georgetown Worst Loss in Almost 40 Years - Sports - The Hoya
“A lot of those looks were open. ... They will hold the ball for 30 seconds and then try to score in the last five,” Thompson III said. “You’ve got to be attentive for 35 seconds, and that level of attentiveness — which we’ve been pretty good at, for the most part — was not there today.”

Pitt men go on the road to roll past Georgetown | TribLIVE
“I‘m very proud of our guys and how they responded to a disappointing start for us,” said Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, whose Panthers spent the weekend here after the Rutgers game. “I know how good of a team Georgetown is, so it means more. ... They‘re one of the best programs in the country. We‘ve had a great rivalry, a great tradition. They‘re a great program with a great coach and great players.”

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Georgetown doesn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up, much less contend, when opponents shoot that well from the floor. The Hoyas grounded their early success on stingy defense, and that formula worked for the first two months of the season. The Big East is a quite simply a different beast. Georgetown needs its typically stifling defense as a baseline for success. It can’t expect to get caught up in high-scoring fixtures. The Hoyas don’t play that game. They force turnovers, block shots, protect the rim and do just enough offensively. That formula only works with seamless defensive execution intact. Against Pittsburgh, the defense wasn’t there.

No. 19 Georgetown vs. Pittsburgh final score: Hoyas routed -
They shot 36 percent from the field and 18 percent from three. They had more shots (47) than points and over three times as many turnovers (16) as assists (five).

Postgame Quotes vs. Pittsburgh - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
On Georgetown's offensive struggles and any adjustments that will be made... It's not just bad luck with the rims. We've continued and tried to make changes as the season's gone on. It's not like we're just sticking our heads in the sand and say hey let's not worry about it. We've worked on a lot of different things as the season has gone on.

Worst loss in nearly 4 decades for No. 19 Georgetown; Hoyas fall 73-45 to Pittsburgh | Fox News
Georgetown was essentially run out of its own building, taking a beating unlike anything the school has seen in nearly four decades. The brutal lesson from it all: A team that can't score can only go so far.

Georgetown has problems, especially offensively. JT3 would probably be better served by isolating Otto Porter as much as possible and letting him try and go to work and create for himself and others from the mid-post area.

Pitt humiliates No. 19 Georgetown, responds after disappointing start | CollegeBasketballTalk
But the key to the game had much more to do with Georgetown’s defense than Pitt’s, as the Panthers absolutely shredded what had been one of the stingiest groups in the country coming into the game. Pitt was able to get penetration from Woodall and James Robinson, they knocked down their open threes and they got to the offensive glass. While their total number of points may not be all that impressive, it is when you consider that they put up 73 points in 59 possessions — or 1.237 PPP — against a team that, even with Tuesday’s hideous performance factored in, is allowing just 0.871 PPP on the season.