Posted on: February 14, 2009 2:57 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Georgetown Hoyas Game RECAP

Wow, one of the bigger collapses in Syracuse history, but luckily Syracuse was able to pull off the w 98-94 OT.  After a very even first half in which Kristof Ongenaut was ejected for an elbow to the head of Dajuan Summers Cuse went into the half with a 33-32 lead.  Then in the 2nd half it was Cuse jumping out with a 10-0 run to start the half and stretch the lead to 11.  With 8:20 to go in the half Cuse went up 16 with a 3 pointer by Eric Devendorf, after that the Hoyas kicked it into high gear going on a 33-17 run to end 2nd half.  Chris Wright had a career high 25 points and he hit the long 3 near the end to tie the game up.  On the ensuing possesion Syracuses's JOnny Flynn gave the ball up and gave G Town a chance to win with seconds to go but Dajuan Summers missed the last second 3.  In OT Eric Devendorf took over hitting two key three's and Jonny Flynn hit key FT's going 15-16 on the day to lead Syracuse to victory.  There was 6 Cuse players in double figures lead by Jonny Flynn who had a career game with 25 points, 13 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 To's.  Eric Devendorf had 23 and Arinze Onuaku proved he is finally back to 100% with a double double 15 points and 12 rebounds.  The Cuse improved to 19-7 (7-6 BE).  Syracuse now has an 8 day rest until they get a revenge game against Villanova at the Dome.

Posted on: January 13, 2009 4:34 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2009 7:11 pm

Georgetown Hoyas Game Preview

#13 Georgetown Hoyas 11-3 (2-2 BE)

Georgetown Starting Lineup:
G Chris Wright Soph.
G Jessie Sapp Sr.
G Austin Freeman Soph.
F DaJaun Summers Jr.
F/C Greg Monroe Fr.

Key Bench Players:
G Jason Clark Fr.
G/F Omar Wattad Soph.
F Julian Vaughn Soph.
C Henry Sims Fr.

Previous Game:  The Hoyas rallied from a 9 point hole to defeat Providence 82-75 in D.C.  The Hoyas used a 21-2 run to take the lead and then stretch it to as large as 16 in the second half.  Providence came back though led by Marshon Brooks and his 18 points they cut the lead down to 3 but wouldn't get any closer.  Freshman Greg Monroe passed the Hoyas with 13 points 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

Game Preview:  Syracuse-Georgetown, one of the most storied rivalries in college sports.  This game is going to be one of the best in the series as the #9 Syracuse Orange face off against the #13 Georgetown Hoyas.  The Hoya Princeton offense versus the Syracuse zone defense.  Boeheim versus the Thompsons.  I doesn't get much bigger than this.  Georgetown is very hard to beat at home, they won 35 straight before losing at home to Pitt.  That home court advantage will be huge in such a close matchup.  Also, G'town usually struggles running the Princeton offense against the Syracuse zone, even last season when G'town was much better than Syracuse they struggled mightily.  This season I expect JTIII to have made some changes, without Roy Hibbert needing to constantly get touches now, Georgetown should have an easier time trying to break down the Cuse zone with a much more versatile big man at the Center position in Greg Monroe.  For Syracuse on offense, they should really try to speed things up.  Georgetown really only goes about 7 deep, then they start getting into some trouble with the other players, if Cuse can try to run them out of the gym they have a good chance to win.  The boards will also be a key stat to watch, when G'town lost to Pitt earlier this season at home they got outrebounded by 26, 43-17.  Syracuse needs to be tougher than G'town, out muscle and out phsical them.  Watch out for Paul Harris who seems to flourish when it comes to big time games.  Against ranked opponents this season he is avergaing 16 ppg and 11 rpg, look for him to have a big game.

My Prediction:  Georgetown needs this win a lot more than Syracuse does, add that to the fact that it's a rivalry game and an away game.  I hate to say it, by for the first time this season I predict a loss 77-74 Georgetown wins.

Final Score:  88-74 G'Town
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