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View from Press Row: Undefeated Hoyas Crush The Mount

NCAA Basketball: Mount St. Mary's at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown completely dismantled Mount St. Mary’s 102-68 on Wednesday night in game where virtually everything went the way of the Hoyas. Everywhere you look Georgetown was passing a test with flying colors. Five Hoyas scored in double figures as Jessie Govan went for his second straight double-double with 20 and 14. The Hoyas dominated in the paint 48-28, outscored the Mountaineers 35-10 in bench points, held a 33-7 advantaged in fast break points, and skunked Mt. Saint Mary’s 18-0 in second chance points.

Ewing’s squad did all of this with starters Jonathan Mulmore and Marcus Derrickson hardly available in the first half due to early foul trouble.

At the end of the day we won’t really know what to make of this Georgetown team until mid-January at the earliest but they did all that anyone could ask for on Wednesday against a team that went to the NCAA Tournament last season.

Bounce Back: Kaleb Johnson struggled on Sunday by scoring just two points and fouling out in 11 minutes in the win over Jacksonville. Johnson had a completely different game on Wednesday night by narrowly missing a career high with 14 points. Johnson also had seven rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes.

Ewing on Johnson: “Young man over here he didn’t play particularly well in the first game he played well today.”

Swapping Starters: In what was to be expected, Georgetown’s starting lineup is anything but all locked in this early into Ewing’s tenure. Ewing swapped freshman in the starting lineup after just one game opting to go with Jahvon Blair instead of Jamorko Pickett. Blair made the most of his 27 minutes by scoring 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting to go along with five assists and just one turnover. Pickett fared better off the bench by going for 14 points and seven rebounds. Look for another lineup change come Sunday as that seems to be Ewing’s style.

Super Sixth Man: Jagan Mosely, pegged by a starter by most, has now come off the bench in both games this season. He’s still playing starter minutes but sometimes there’s something to be said for starting. Against Mt. St. Mary’s Mosely went for an impressive 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 28 minutes. It sounds as if both coach and player are on the same page which is great for the Hoyas going forward.

Ewing on Mosely coming off the bench: “Last year he started a lot of games and I love his toughness. This year he’s not starting but he hasn’t complained. He’s just stepped up and played his guts out.”

Mosely on coming off the bench: “I like winning so if we’re winning I’m cool.”

The Hoyas are 2-0 so Jagan is doing just fine.

Alarming quote: Mt. St. Mary’s shot nearly 50 percent from the field in the first half while scoring 34 points. Yes, the Mountaineers were down by 18 at the break but they scored 36 points. Junior Robinson, who played all but two minutes, scored 26 points but hit just one of six 3-point shots. Robinson had this to say: "We were getting a lot of open shots. They just didn't fall, which happens some nights. I was happy with the shots we were getting."

Hoya Quote of the Night: Ewing on Johnson: “If he’s open and he doesn’t take it I’m going to take his butt out.”

This was Ewing’s last quote of the night and it came out after someone asked Johnson about his 3-point shooting in which he went one for three. Let’s look for Johnson to keep shooting.

DNP: Grad transfer Trey Dickerson, who figures to be an impact player this season, was in a suit on Wednesday night. After the game Ewing confirmed that Dickerson was hurt in practice and is currently in concussion protocol.