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The Morning After: St. John's

What the media is saying about the Hoyas.

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Rapid Reaction: GTown 77, St. John's 60 - Colleges Blog - ESPN New York
Georgetown extended the lead to 30 less than two minutes into the second half, and led by as many as 33. The rest was garbage time -- don't be fooled by the final score.

Smith-Rivera scores 31, Hoyas rout St. John's | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"The more and more I kept shooting it felt like that. I think it was more of my teammates just finding me in the areas I was open. I wasn't expecting to be that open. Markel did a great job today of just finding open guys and I was one of them." -- Smith-Rivera on whether the basket seemed rather large for him during the game.

Steve Lavin's motivational ploy falls flat as St. John's pounded by Georgetown, 77-60  - NY Daily News
But Lavin got no spark out of his ploy. In fact the Johnnies didn’t even compete. They were an unmitigated disaster in a 77-60 Big East loss to the Hoyas before 10,164 at Verizon Center. The score doesn’t reflect how much of a beat-down they endured.

Johnny bash: Storm gets destroyed by Hoyas | New York Post
"We were all out of whack and out of sync," said JaKarr Sampson, who came off the bench for the first time this year and scored just six points. "We didn’t come out and play St. John’s basketball, the kind of basketball we know we can play."

St. John's gets blasted by Georgetown, 77-60 - Rumble In The Garden
The final score is closer than the game felt; the Johnnies went into the half down 42-16. They scored .47 points per possession in the first half, gave up 1.24 points/ possession. The number from the Hoyas would have been higher except for Georgetown's nine turnovers.

Danger, Danger, Johnnies Fans, Red Storm is 0-2 |
"We’re now 0-2 like Georgetown was at this point last year and we will turn our attention to preparing for a very good Villanova team," Lavin said after his team lost to Georgetown, 77-60, at the Verizon Center. "Clearly we need to put two halves together if we expect to be able to win."

Georgetown 77, St. John’s 60: Hoyas rout Red Storm in 100th meeting - The Washington Post
"In the first half, D’Vauntes got going as he can get going, and I thought his teammates did a good job of getting him the ball," Georgetown Coach John Thompson III said. "I thought our back court, D’Vauntes and Markel, were very good. Markel was spreading the ball around.

What rivalry? Georgetown Hoyas stomp St. John's Red Storm again - ESPN New York
The St. John’s-Georgetown rivalry died Saturday, at the age of 100 (games) and 105 (years). These two basketball programs remain in the same conference. But they’re not in the same league. The fatal blow was Georgetown’s 77-60 victory at the Verizon Center -- a rout far worse than the final score indicates.

MEN'S BASKETBALL | GU Tromps St. John's - The Hoya
Junior center Josh Smith had five points, six rebounds and a surprising four steals — something that caught Thompson’s attention after the game. "I thought Josh’s effort was much better today," Thompson said. "Unfortunately, it was atypical. He has to give that effort. He has to give that energy for as long as he can, and then we’ll take him out."

Postgame Quotes vs St. John's - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
Regarding the big men screening as well as they did for D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and for him to get as many good looks as he got... They need to, especially when he gets going like that. We have some other guys in the locker room that can get going also, so that's part of their job, not just to score, but to make sure we get each other's shots. Now, when I say get each other's shots, I don't just mean a person that is throwing the pass to get the shot, I mean the person that is making the hard cut to help set up that screen. There are many ways in which we can help our teammates get shots, and we have to continue to do that.

Georgetown-bound White and Duke-bound Okafor Lead Whitney Young Over Prime Prep |
Saturday was a big day for Georgetown and its future players. Not only did the Hoyas beat St. John’s, 77-60, in Big East play, but Georgetown pledge Paul White went off for 29 points while Duke signee Jahlil Okafor had 24 points and nine rebounds as Whitney Young (IL) beat Prime Prep (TX), 72-69, at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, W.V.

G L I D E H O Y A S: My thoughts on Gtown's 77-60 win vs. St. John's
This game was great team effort with teammates feeding off of each other. The first and second halves were all Hoyas. For the game the Hoyas were 23-41 and shot 56.1% in field goals. Three pointers were 9-13 @69.2%.