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HEAT CHECK: Hoyas Have Hope on Hinkle Hardwood

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Over the past seven years at Butler, Georgetown has shot 53.5% from the field and 45.1% from three

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 15 Georgetown at Butler Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Georgetown Hoyas have had some pretty good luck at Hinkle Fieldhouse when facing the Butler Bulldogs and Hoyas fans could use some time watching good shooting right now.

Patrick Ewing’s teams have not lost in Hinkle and over the past 7 years the Hoyas are 6-1 when visiting Butler. A quick look at the percentages indicates that Georgetown shoots the ball well in Hinkle Fieldhouse, which may go a long way for a team who struggles with consistency, to say the least.

Each performance at Butler, below, has its own top shooters from inside and outside the arc, but there appears to be a general commonality in Georgetown’s offensive performances against Butler: high percentages. Whether this extends to all Butler games is something to look into another time, but Butler’s defense and preferred tempo are certainly contributing factors.

Still, it’s hard to deny that Georgetown’s shooters like D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, L.J. Peak, Rodney Pryor, Marcus Derrickson, Jessie Govan, and Greg Malinowski have demonstrated that Hoyas can be timely heroes at the Hinkle Fieldhouse itself.

Do players better see the hoop with the gym’s different depth? Is there some Hoosier-Hoya-Hinkle-magic? Did Indiana-native DSR share some tips with the squad? Will not having the usual crowds affect the shooting? Which game stands out in your memory?

February 15, 2020: 73-66 (Recap)

Georgetown (15-10) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Terrell Allen 40 9 14 .643 5 10 .500 4 4 1.000 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 2 22
Jahvon Blair 40 4 10 .400 1 4 .250 3 6 .500 5 6 .833 0 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 16
Jagan Mosely 40 2 4 .500 2 3 .667 0 1 .000 4 4 1.000 0 3 3 5 1 1 3 3 8
Jamorko Pickett 37 4 10 .400 1 6 .167 3 4 .750 1 2 .500 1 5 6 2 1 1 0 1 12
Qudus Wahab 28 4 6 .667 4 6 .667 0 0 3 6 .500 3 4 7 1 0 0 0 4 11
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Timothy Ighoefe 12 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 3 4
George Muresan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
School Totals 200 25 48 .521 15 33 .455 10 15 .667 13 18 .722 6 21 27 13 3 2 7 14 73
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 1/5/2021.

January 2, 2019: 84-76

Georgetown (11-3) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Jessie Govan 34 5 12 .417 3 7 .429 2 5 .400 5 8 .625 2 4 6 2 1 3 1 1 17
Greg Malinowski 33 10 12 .833 4 5 .800 6 7 .857 0 1 .000 1 6 7 4 1 0 2 1 26
James Akinjo 30 2 8 .250 0 5 .000 2 3 .667 6 8 .750 0 3 3 3 1 0 6 3 12
Josh LeBlanc 30 5 6 .833 5 6 .833 0 0 2 9 .222 0 3 3 2 2 3 1 0 12
Jamorko Pickett 24 0 5 .000 0 2 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 1 1 4 0
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Jahvon Blair 19 2 3 .667 0 0 2 3 .667 0 0 0 5 5 2 0 0 1 0 6
Jagan Mosely 16 1 2 .500 1 1 1.000 0 1 .000 3 4 .750 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 5
Kaleb Johnson 11 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 4
Grayson Carter 3 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
School Totals 200 27 51 .529 15 29 .517 12 22 .545 18 32 .563 3 28 31 16 7 7 15 15 84
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Generated 2/11/2020.

February 13, 2018: 87-83

Georgetown (15-10) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Marcus Derrickson 34 11 13 .846 8 10 .800 3 3 1.000 2 2 1.000 2 5 7 2 1 1 0 0 27
Jessie Govan 31 6 11 .545 6 11 .545 0 0 5 9 .556 0 12 12 4 0 3 2 4 17
Jamorko Pickett 31 2 7 .286 0 1 .000 2 6 .333 4 4 1.000 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 10
Kaleb Johnson 25 2 3 .667 2 2 1.000 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 2 4 6 3 0 0 0 3 6
Jonathan Mulmore 17 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 3 4 .750 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 4 5
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Trey Dickerson 21 7 8 .875 5 6 .833 2 2 1.000 2 6 .333 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 18
Jahvon Blair 20 0 5 .000 0 2 .000 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jagan Mosely 19 1 3 .333 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 3
Antwan Walker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
School Totals 200 30 51 .588 22 34 .647 8 17 .471 19 29 .655 4 25 29 20 3 4 13 18 87
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/11/2020.

January 28, 2017: 85-81

Georgetown (12-10) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
L.J. Peak 38 6 9 .667 3 4 .750 3 5 .600 7 8 .875 0 3 3 6 0 0 2 2 22
Rodney Pryor 32 8 14 .571 5 8 .625 3 6 .500 1 2 .500 0 4 4 1 0 0 3 4 20
Jonathan Mulmore 30 1 4 .250 1 2 .500 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1 1 0 3 4 4
Bradley Hayes 14 3 3 1.000 3 3 1.000 0 0 0 1 .000 1 4 5 0 0 1 3 2 6
Marcus Derrickson 14 2 3 .667 1 1 1.000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 5
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Jessie Govan 26 8 9 .889 5 6 .833 3 3 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 3 3 3 0 3 0 2 20
Jagan Mosely 22 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0
Kaleb Johnson 12 2 4 .500 2 3 .667 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
Akoy Agau 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Reggie Cameron 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
School Totals 200 30 47 .638 20 27 .741 10 20 .500 15 18 .833 2 19 21 17 3 4 13 21 85
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/11/2020.

February 2, 2016: 76-87

Georgetown (13-10) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 40 7 16 .438 2 7 .286 5 9 .556 2 4 .500 0 2 2 7 1 0 2 3 21
Isaac Copeland 31 4 13 .308 4 9 .444 0 4 .000 3 4 .750 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 11
Bradley Hayes 26 5 6 .833 5 6 .833 0 0 2 3 .667 1 4 5 1 1 0 1 4 12
Kaleb Johnson 26 2 5 .400 1 4 .250 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 5
Marcus Derrickson 14 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 4 0
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
L.J. Peak 22 8 13 .615 6 9 .667 2 4 .500 4 5 .800 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 4 22
Tre Campbell 14 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jessie Govan 12 2 4 .500 1 3 .333 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 5
Reggie Cameron 11 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Riyan Williams 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
School Totals 200 28 62 .452 19 40 .475 9 22 .409 11 16 .688 6 14 20 15 7 1 9 29 76
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Generated 2/11/2020.

March 3, 2015: 60-54

Georgetown (19-9) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 37 5 9 .556 3 5 .600 2 4 .500 4 4 1.000 1 6 7 2 2 0 2 1 16
Jabril Trawick 34 3 6 .500 2 2 1.000 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 2 9
Isaac Copeland 30 1 6 .167 0 3 .000 1 3 .333 2 2 1.000 1 2 3 0 1 3 1 4 5
Joshua Smith 20 4 4 1.000 4 4 1.000 0 0 2 3 .667 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 10
L.J. Peak 11 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Tre Campbell 21 3 5 .600 1 2 .500 2 3 .667 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 10
Mikael Hopkins 19 3 3 1.000 3 3 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 1 4 1 4 6
Aaron Bowen 14 1 3 .333 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 4
Paul White 13 0 5 .000 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
Bradley Hayes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
School Totals 200 20 43 .465 13 26 .500 7 17 .412 13 15 .867 2 18 20 13 9 10 10 19 60
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/11/2020.

January 11, 2014: 70-67

Georgetown (11-4) Table
Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 44 7 16 .438 6 11 .545 1 5 .200 3 3 1.000 3 4 7 5 1 1 2 2 18
Markel Starks 44 5 14 .357 3 7 .429 2 7 .286 3 7 .429 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 2 15
Reggie Cameron 32 4 10 .400 3 3 1.000 1 7 .143 0 1 .000 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 9
Mikael Hopkins 29 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 3 1 1 2 5 2
Nate Lubick 16 3 6 .500 3 6 .500 0 0 0 1 .000 2 1 3 1 0 0 2 5 6
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Aaron Bowen 29 5 8 .625 5 7 .714 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 2 3 5 1 2 1 1 3 11
John Caprio 16 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 2 .500 0 4 4 2 0 1 2 4 3
Moses Abraham 15 3 3 1.000 3 3 1.000 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 0 0 1 1 5 6
School Totals 225 29 64 .453 25 44 .568 4 20 .200 8 16 .500 12 28 40 13 4 5 11 28 70
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/11/2020.

Last year, Georgetown turned in a gutsy performance against Butler, where the Hoyas made 10 of their (only) 15 attempts from beyond the arc:

The Georgetown Hoyas (5-7) beat the #19 Butler Bulldogs (7-6) in Indiana on Saturday afternoon, 73-66, with another day of solid shooting at Hinkle Fieldhouse and a lot of heart. Georgetown was 10-15 from three-point land and 25-48 overall from the field. Despite not playing McClung or Yurtseven, the Hoyas stole one in Indiana.

The Hoyas worked hard to find the open man on every possession, and fought for every good look the stout Butler defense gave them. Terrell Allen led with 22 points on 9-14 from the floor and a perfect 4-4 from beyond the arc. Blair scored 16 points on 4-10 shooting (3-6 3PT) and 5 of 6 free throws. Mosely played 40 minutes, along with Blair and Allen, and scored 8 points on 2-4, with 4 free throws down the stretch. Pickett made 3 of his 4 threes and was 4-10 from the floor for 12 points, along with 6 rebounds. Georgetown made 25 of only 48 field goal attempts (52.1%) but remarkably nailed 10 of 15 threes (66.6%).

Two years ago, Greg Malinowski had the game of his life against Butler while Mac McClung sat out. Other years include two or more players hitting at a high percentage, so perhaps a healthy tandem of Jahvon Blair and Donald Carey, plus maybe Dante Harris letting it fly is the recipe this year. Jamorko Pickett shot 3-4 from three last year, but prior to that last visit, Pickett was only 2-12 from the field (2-9 3PT) in his career at Hinkle (2 games).

We’ll see if the Hoyas can continue their hot shooting at Hinkle on Wednesday. We can hope, right?