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John Thompson III wasn't happy. His Georgetown Hoyas had upset No. 11 UCLA on Monday and taken No. 1 Indiana into overtime before losing Tuesday. Four days later, the Hoyas were barely ahead of Mount St. Mary's at halftime.
Georgetown's overtime thriller against No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday showed off the tantalizing potential and painful inexperience of sophomore center Mikael Hopkins.
A night after an ineffective game, Cody Zeller had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 82-72 overtime win against Georgetown in the title game of the Legends Classic tournament on Tuesday night.
Most of the pregame attention was given to a UCLA freshman who had yet to appear in a college game. It should have been directed at a sophomore from Georgetown who was returning after being injured in the season opener.
Again flying under the national radar, Georgetown is hoping to add to the buzz building in Brooklyn.
Georgetown might have been expected to look past Liberty a bit, and instead think ahead to next week's games against No. 13 UCLA and, possibly, No. 1 Indiana. Well, junior forward Nate Lubick pretty much said that's what happened to the Hoyas.
Markel Starks is the kind of raconteur capable of holding court on just about any subject, delivering such loquacious answers to even the simplest of questions that his reputation as a wordsmith has drawn knowing looks from the Georgetown coaching staff.
Two days after its season opener was wiped away because of condensation that couldn't be, Georgetown took the floor Sunday at the much drier Verizon Center for take two of Game 1.
The men's basketball game between No. 10 Florida and Georgetown on the deck of a ship was called off at halftime Friday night because the court became too wet.