- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 28, 2006

Yesterday at MCI Center

BY THE NUMBERS

73.1 Percentage of assists to field goals during Georgetown’s four-game winning streak. Against South Florida, Duke, Notre Dame and Cincinnati, the Hoyas have recorded 79 assists on 108 field goals, a testament to how well they are executing coach John Thompson’s Princeton-style offense.

QUOTABLE

“We’re back like action.”

— Former Georgetown off-guard Victor Page, apparently delivering a positive take on the state of the Hoyas program. Page, who averaged 17.1 points in two seasons on the Hilltop (1996-97), was one of 62 basketball alums honored at halftime.

SEEN AND HEARD

Marty Blake, the NBA’s head of scouting services, was on hand for the game and feels all three Georgetown seniors will get NBA tryouts. With the lone exception of Roy Hibbert, no player on the roster has improved his professional stock more this season than fifth-year senior D.J. Owens. A 6-foot-7 swingman who ranks third in the Big East in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.88-to-1) and shoots 42.5 percent from behind the arc, Owens is rated by most scouts as the team’s best senior prospect.

Said Blake: “Owens has got a good chance [of making an NBA team] because he can play two or three positions, he’s got a nice-form jumper, good length, solid understanding of the game and he takes care of the ball.”

— Barker Davis

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