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The Morning After: Kansas

Today sucks

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown Hoyas Will Struggle to Dance in NCAA Tournament This March
I sincerely hope the Hoyas pull it together and make it into March Madness again this year, just so I can get my annual wave of satisfaction that comes from seeing them lose. The satisfaction doesn’t stem from some deep-rooted disdain for Georgetown’s program; rather, the Hoyas are usually one of the shining examples of a program that is run ‘the right way’ – Greg Whittington not included — in a time that most teams look for a quick and easy route to success.

Kansas uses size, free throws to blow past Georgetown - The Washington Post
“We didn’t make enough of the physical plays,” Thompson said, enumerating the shortcomings. “A good box-out. A loose ball. We have to be the one to aggressively go after those. We slapped and fouled but were not physical.”

MEN'S BASKETBALL | Kansas Dismantles GU - The Hoya
In all, Georgetown’s first true road game went about as badly as it could have. Kansas completely dominated the final 15 minutes, and Georgetown was unable to string together good possessions on either end of the court. Defensively, the Hoyas gave the Jayhawks two free throws seemingly on every possession, and offensively, Georgetown was unable to consistently find good looks.

Contrast between center prospects highlights Kansas' drubbing of Georgetown - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
Aside from a technical foul for elbowing Kansas forward Tarik Black, Smith did little of consequence for the remainder of the game. Kansas adjusted in the first half, guarding Smith closer and daring Georgetown’s limited defense to make the stops needed to topple the Jayhawks on their home court. Smith fouled out in 19 minutes of action after scoring just five points and failing to corral a single rebound or block a shot.

G L I D E H O Y A S: My thoughts on Hoyas big road loss vs. Kansas 86-64
I think this game was a great learning experience for our Hoyas today. They can either take this big road loss and put their heads down or get back up and use this loss as motivation for the rest of the season.