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Over the weekend, the Georgetown Hoyas beat the Central Arkansas Bears 89-77. The Hoyas scored 54 points in the first half while being out-scored 35-36 in the second.

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Yurtseven carries Georgetown past Cent. Arkansas 89-78 | FRESNOBEE

Omer Yurtseven had 17 points and 15 rebounds as Georgetown got past Central Arkansas 89-78 on Saturday. Yurtseven secured his double-double by halftime with 13 points and 12 boards as Georgetown led 52-42 after shooting 51%. On Wednesday, Yurtseven tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds in his debut as the Hoyas overcame a 19-point second-half deficit, closing the game on a 20-1 run to beat Mount St. Mary’s. Jagan Mosely had 13 points for Georgetown (2-0). Jamorko Pickett added 10 points.

Georgetown Powers Over Central Arkansas 89-78 (photos) - The Georgetowner | GEORGETOWNER

The Georgetown Hoyas (2-0, Big East) never trailed in defeating the visiting Central Arkansas Bears (1-2, SLC) 89-78 at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. on Saturday, November 9. [] The Bears kept it close, trailing by only three with 3:33 left in the first half, before a late spurt by the Hoyas increased their lead to 54-42 before the break. The game was the opening round of the 2K Empire Classic.

Seven foot big men led the scoring for each team – transfer student Omer Yurtseven scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hoyas, while sophmore center Hayden Koval totaled 21 points for the Bears, making 4 of 5 from the three point circle. Jagan Mosely had 13 points shooting a perfect 4-4 from the field and 3-3 from the free throw line; and Jamorko Pickett added 10 points for Georgetown. Pickett and freshman center Qudus Wahab led the team with 7 rebounds, and James Akinjo registered a team-high seven assists.

Former Graham rival still thriving at Georgetown [?] | BDTONLINE

... Ewing knows that this is the time of year to evaluate his entire squad and that often means that playing time may be limited, even among the starting guards.

“We have a lot of depth on this team, but I’m not sure yet how deep I want to go. I told my players that I’m sure some of them are not happy with the minutes that they are getting. There will be nights where we go ten or eleven deep and others where the rotation will be shorter,” he said. “But it’s all about accepting what you’re given and being happy for your teammates.”

One player who certainly made the most out of his 19 minutes-played on Saturday is senior center Omer Yurtseven... He scored seemingly at will against Central Arkansas and finished with 17 points (7-10) and 15 rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end. For the game, Georgetown collected 15 offensive boards, the most in Ewing’s tenure...

“Omer is a huge presence in there and when he is open, we need to get the ball to him,” said Ewing. “I expect great things out of him. He has the size, athleticism, and ability to be a dominant force in college basketball.”

Georgetown keeps Central Arkansas at bay, but Ewing sees work to do | WASHINGTONPOST

Ewing flexed his roster depth by playing 11 players at least four minutes in the first half. By the end of the game, all 11 had scored at least four points.

“I’m not sure how deep I want to go,” Ewing said of the rotation. “I’m sure a lot of them are not happy with the minutes they got, but there are going to be nights when we are going to go with 10, 11 guys. There are going to be nights when the rotation is going to be short.” The Hoyas used their depth and superior talent to pull away before halftime, a far cry from the unsettling start to the opener.

Kentucky is No. 1 in Andy Katz’s Power 36 college basketball rankings | NCAA.com | NCAA

25. Georgetown (18): The Hoyas have let lower-level teams hang around in the first few games. But the difference has been NC State transfer Omer Yurtseven. He scored 20 points and grabbed 12 boards in the opening win over Mount Saint Mary’s.

Starters            MP   FG  FGA   FG%   3P  3PA   3P%   FT  FTA  ORB  TRB  AST  BLK  TOV   PF  PTS
Jagan Mosely        27    4    4 1.000    2    2 1.000    3    3    0    3    2    1    1    1   13
Jamorko Pickett     24    4    7  .571    2    3  .667    0    1    3    7    1    1    2    1   10
James Akinjo        23    2    8  .250    1    3  .333    0    0    1    1    7    0    3    0    5
Omer Yurtseven      19    7   10  .700    0          0    3    5    5   15    2    3    4    3   17
Mac McClung         18    1   10  .100    0    4  .000    4    4    0    4    2    0    1    2    6
Qudus Wahab         21    2    2 1.000    0          0    0    0    2    7    2    0    2    2    4
Terrell Allen       17    3    4  .750    0          0    0    0    0    4    1    0    2    1    6
Josh LeBlanc        17    2    4  .500    0    2  .000    2    2    0    0    0    1    1    1    6
Jahvon Blair        16    3    7  .429    1    3  .333    2    3    0    1    2    0    2    1    9
Galen Alexander     11    3    5  .600    2    4  .500    1    2    0    5    0    0    1    1    9
Myron Gardner        7    2    5  .400    0    1  .000    0    0    2    3    0    0    0    3    4