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LINKS: Blair and Pickett Hit Milestones, Georgetown Dogs Butler

1,000 points for Blair and Pickett with 31 points and 10 assists together

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The Georgetown Hoyas (6-10, 4-7) cruised to victory over the Butler Bulldogs (7-11, 6-9) at home, 78-63, on Saturday afternoon while two favorite four-year Hoyas hit their 1,000-point milestones.

Scoring their respective 1,000th points were seniors Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair. On the day, Jahvon Blair scored 17 points on 6-14 shooting and 3-8 from three, with 6 assists. Jamorko Pickett scored 14 points on 4-6 FGs and 3-5 for three, along with 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 assists.

Chudier Bile added 17 points, shooting 4-7 FGs and 2-3 from beyond the arc, making all seven of his free throws. Qudus Wahab was 4-5 for field goals and 4-6 for foul shots for 12 points and 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. Dante Harris was 4-8 from the field and 1-3 for three for 9 points and Donald Carey had 10 points, shooting 2-3 from the floor and 2-2 from three.

The Hoyas shot 8-14 from three in the first half and salted the game away at the charity stripe making 17 of 19 second-half free throws. Getting to the line, despite 14 of their 23 turnovers occurring in the second half, is what Georgetown needs to protect a first half lead.

The rest of the schedule looks like, unless there’s another pause or even some rescheduling infused in the last few weeks, the following:

  • No Hoyas Game this week, e.g., Tues 16-Feb - Thurs 18 Feb
  • Sat 20-Feb Seton Hall 5:30 p.m. CBSSN
  • Tue 23-Feb UConn 9PM FS1
  • Sat 27-Feb at DePaul noon FOX/FS1
  • Tue 2-Mar Xavier TBA FS1
  • Sat 6-Mar at UConn TBA CBS

The Hoyas are back on track after that home Creighton hiccup and continue to play more like the team who beat Providence and CU in Omaha. Can they keep it up?

Winning all the remaining games is probably not realistic... but what about four out of five? That would leave the Hoyas at 10-11 overall and 8-8 in the conference. Maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves... let’s take it one game at a time.

Here are the links:

Five in Double Figures Propel Hoyas Past Butler 78-63 - Georgetown University Athletics | GUHOYAS

“I want to congratulate Jahvon [Blair] and Jamorko [Pickett] for reaching 1,000 points. I’m happy for them. They’ve withstood the test of time. They had great freshman years … stepped up, had a very good junior year and this year. The way the world is, it’s a crazy time and they’re just plugging away. We just need them to continue to be good for us if we want to win.” - Head Coach Patrick Ewing on seniors Jahvon Blair and Jamorko Pickett both reaching 1,000 career points

HOYA HIGHLIGHTS - Blair and Chudier Bile led all scorers and five Hoyas in double figures with 17 points each. Bile was 4-for-7 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe and Blair knocked down six buckets, including a trio of 3-pointers, while dishing out a team-best six assists and managing two steals. Pickett added 13 points and chipped in four assists and four steals to go with seven rebounds.

Qudus Wahab (12) and Donald Carey (10) rounded out those in double figures. Wahab led the Hoyas on the glass as he grabbed nine rebounds and he and Bile each had two rejections in the game. The Hoyas shot 52.2 percent (24-46), 50.0 percent (11-22) from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Bulldogs 38-20.

Butler vs. Georgetown - Game Recap - February 13, 2021 - ESPN | ESPN

Chudier Bile and Jahvon Blair scored 17 points apiece as Georgetown defeated Butler 78-63 on Saturday. Jamorko Pickett added 13 points, Qudus Wahab scored 12 with nine rebounds and Donald Carey had 10 points for the Hoyas. Blair and Pickett each had seven rebounds...

The Hoyas shot 54% in the first half and 50% in the second and made 11 of 22 from the arc while sinking 19 of 22 free throws. Butler shot 39% and were outrebounded 38-20.

Butler vs. Georgetown: Beyond the box score | THEBUTLERCOLLEGIAN

Georgetown could not be stopped from beyond the arc in the first half The Bulldogs seem to struggle in a few key statistical categories on a consistent basis this season. One of those pain points for head coach LaVall Jordan’s team is defending the opposition from 3-point range. While Butler did a good job on Feb. 9 against St. John’s — limiting the Red Storm to just four 3-pointers on the night — the Bulldogs gave up double that number in just the first half against the Hoyas. A late Blair trifecta with seven seconds remaining in the half was Georgetown’s eighth of the half.

Even though Butler knocked down four threes of their own in the first half, the Hoyas were getting wide open looks for a majority of the first 20 minutes. In a game where Georgetown turned the ball over 24 times, it was critical that the Bulldogs did not allow the Hoyas to find an equalizer. For the opening half, Georgetown’s ability to knock down the 3-pointer and settle into their half-court defense against an already-struggling Butler offense was that equalizer.

Butler falls behind big yet again, can’t catch up to Georgetown | INDYSTAR

Bo Hodges, Bryce Golden and Chuck Harris scored 12 points each for Butler. Christian David scored his first points of the season — shooting 3-of-4 on 3s, a career for 3s made — and added nine. Aaron Thompson had 11 assists, one off his career high, but five turnovers. Starter Bryce Nze played just three second-half minutes because of what Jordan said was a groin injury.

For Georgetown, Jahvon Blair and Chudier Bile scored 17 points each, Jamorko Pickett 13, Audus Wahab 12 and Donald Carey 10. Blair and Pickett both exceeded 1,000 points for their college careers.

The Hoyas made 23 turnovers but compensated with 11-of-22 accuracy from the arc.

Georgetown overwhelms Butler with hot 3-point shooting | GWINNETTPREPSPORTS

Georgetown made 11 of 22 shots from 3-point range as the Hoyas cruised to a 78-63 win over Butler on Saturday in Big East Conference play in Washington, D.C. The Hoyas (6-10, 4-7 Big East) also got 13 points from Jamorko Pickett and dominated in rebounding with a 38-20 edge.

They used an early 13-0 run to race out to a big lead and never looked back. Butler had won its last two games but couldn’t get into a rhythm on offense and shot 39 percent for the game. After the Hoyas went in front 5-4 with 16:09 to play in the first half on a Dante Harris 3-pointer, they never trailed again.

An early Patrick Ewing timeout sets Georgetown on path to a rout of Butler | WASHINGTONPOST

From that point on, the Hoyas found their defense while their offense took off on a torrid run to build a 17-point lead en route to a 78-63 victory over Butler. The win broke a five-game home losing streak against the Bulldogs (7-11, 6-9 Big East).

“We didn’t start the game the way that I would have liked,” Ewing said. “Talked to them about — they’ve got to wake up. They came to the game this morning and the way that they started it, lackadaisical — talked to them about that before the game. Talked to them about it at the timeout. We were able to overcome it.”

Said senior guard Jahvon Blair: “He gave us that look.”

Hoyas Roll Past Bulldogs As Blair, Pickett Reach 1,000 Career Points - Thompson’s Towel | THOMPSONSTOWEL

After a miserable loss to Creighton, the Hoyas bounced back to defeat Butler at home, 78-63. This much-needed win was somewhat unremarkable, as the Hoyas were in control most of the game. Perhaps the most notable part of the game was that both Jahvon Blair and Jamorko Pickett surpassed 1,000 career points.

“I try to help out and give back when I can… It’s definitely a blessing,” Pickett said about reaching 1,000 points. After a 4-0 run by Butler opened the game and angered Ewing, the Hoyas regrouped after a timeout and turned things around.

Blair, Pickett Reach 1000 Career Points in Decisive, but Sloppy Victory Versus Butler - The Georgetown Voice | GEORGETOWNVOICE

Head Coach Patrick Ewing was pleased with the defensive effort, especially that of freshman guard Dante Harris. “I thought Dante did an outstanding job with his defensive effort,” he said...

Today’s ball movement created a lot of opportunities for shooters, and the Hoyas connected on 11 threes, tying a season-high. The Hoyas’ victory puts them back in the win column after a tough loss to a talented Creighton team, but Ewing refused to say that this means the team is back on track.

“That’s yet to be determined. We only won one game. We have a tough game coming up this weekend,” said Ewing. “I brought my chef hat with me and I’m still getting that gumbo right.”