The Washington Times - December 31, 2007, 04:36PM
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\ Had lunch with a friend from college who lives nearby. Talked with a colleague who’s on the road. Wrote an e-mail to someone else.\ \ \ And all the sudden, it was the under-12 timeout. So when I made it to the floor to actually get an early look at the Hoyas, they were up 32-9 and the game was basically over.\ \ \ But there was a highlight: Seeing Roy Hibbert take – and make – his first career 3-pointer.\ \ \ Yep, in career game No. 113, Hibbert drilled a triple just 24 seconds into the second half on the same day teammate Jonathan Wallace set the school record with 192 3-pointers.\ \ \ “Roy makes those shots in practice all the time,” Wallace said. “He worked on them. A lot of people are surprised, but to me, it was kind of normal.”\ \ \ The 7-foot-2 center wound up as one of five players in double figures as the Hoyas coasted to a 82-55 victory. “Coasted” probably isn’t a fully encompassing description on a day Georgetown made 17 of its first 20 shots.\ \ \ Or a day Hibbert dialed in from long range for the first time in his career.\ \ \ And hey, Hibbert needs just 191 more to catch Wallace, whose career total will be a moving target for the rest of the season.\ \ \ “He has no aspirations of taking it to that level, but Roy is a very good shooter,” coach John Thompson III said. “That wasn’t a fluke. That wasn’t something he threw up and it went in. he can make that shot. I’m comfortable with him taking that shot and he’s comfortable taking it. We’re not all the sudden going to run plays to get Roy 3s, but if people want to back off him, whether it’s a pick-and-pop on the side and he comes to the top, he can consistently make it.”\ \ \ – Patrick Stevens