December 21, 2006

Hoyas dispatch Tigers in efficient fashion

December 21, 2006 - As a fitting end to the school's exam period, Georgetown used a patient offensive attack that generated 58.7% shooting (57.1% from the three point line) to defeat Towson State 69-41 before a stated crowd of 5,654 at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center last night.

After starting off slowly - the Hoyas only led 17-13 ten minutes into the first half and went into intermission enjoying a 34-26 advantage - Coach John Thompson, III's team closed the game on a 35-15 run. Execution on both sides of the floor generated the final outcome.

Offensively, Georgetown received excellent shooting performances from freshman DaJuan Summers (18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists), along with juniors Jonathan Wallace (14 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block) and Jeff Green (12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block): That trio individually shot 78%, 100%, and 63% respectively.

Fueling that prodigious output was excellent perimeter ball movement against Towson's varied zone defenses. "Yes, I am" said Thompson when asked if he was happy with his team's offensive execution, though he added "I felt like in the first half, we got very good shots, or turned the ball over. At halftime, I felt if we could cut down on all the unforced turnovers that we were causing" the team would be successful.

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