- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 30, 2005

Last night at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

When most of the young Hoyas looked starstruck in the first half, coach John Thompson III and his staff found stability from an unexpected source: freshman swingman Tyler Crawford. The 6-foot-3 flash from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Va., scored 12 points and snagged six rebounds in 16 minutes, his most significant contribution of the season.

KEY NUMBER

15:03 Length of Georgetown’s shocking field goal-free drought during the humiliating first half. After Ashanti Cook opened the scoring with a 3-pointer on the Hoyas’ first possession, Georgetown didn’t make another field goal until Roy Hibbert’s dunk with 4:05 remaining cut the Boston College lead to 18-6. Though Georgetown does not keep such statistics, the drought was thought to be a modern program record for futility.

SEEN AND HEARD

The game was by far Georgetown’s most physical of the season. There were some extremely hard fouls delivered and absorbed by both teams, but the only dirty play came on a second-half free throw attempt by BC. Eagles reserve Jermaine Watson literally leaped elbows first onto the head of Georgetown’s Jeff Green, who was manning the one low-block position. Though the free throw was made and no foul was called, Green’s mouth immediately filled with blood, and officials stopped the game and forced him to the sideline.

Barker Davis

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