Greetings from Verizon Center, where Georgetown’s chances of finishing .500 in the Big East are getting pretty close to completely evaporating.
The Hoyas have nine turnovers (to go with three assists) to stump an offense that clearly needs some help at this stage.
More importantly, Louisville began the game shooting 14-for-17 from the floor. The Cardinals missed their last three shots, which coincided with Georgetown’s 7-0 run to end the half.
The Hoyas have had no answer for either Earl Clark on the outside or Samardo Samuels in the post. It hasn’t helped that DaJuan Summers has neither a point nor a rebound in 11 minutes.
So it is a 10-point game, but feels a whole lot worse. Sort of like Georgetown’s season, which shows a winning record but certainly doesn’t seem like it.
The Hoyas’ only victories in the last five and a half weeks came against Rutgers and South Florida. It’ll take a substantial turnaround to add Louisville to that lost.
—- Patrick Stevens