The Washington Times - February 24, 2009, 12:42AM

I’ve seen Georgetown in person five times this season and on TV a couple more, and there’s a pretty clear line of demarcation in the season.

Before the calendar turned to 2009, the Hoyas were a dangerous lot. They won at Connecticut, toppled Memphis before the Tigers figured out who their point guard was and in general looked like they would be a major nuisance.


Georgetown didn’t look much like the team that upended Memphis when they got out-toughed by West Virginia a little more than a month later. And there was absolutely no resemblance another month down the road against Louisville.

The cold, hard truth is Georgetown simply isn’t a functional team at this stage. The in-game struggles of DaJuan Summers in particular were tough to ignore; the Hoyas actually outscored Louisville by two in Summers’ 10 minutes on the bench. The same goes for Austin Freeman, though he didn’t post a 1-for-8 line from the floor.

The individual numbers are bleak, and so are the team stats. For now, though, here are the plus-minus figures for all of the Hoyas after the 76-58 loss:

Player 1st half
2nd half
Total Min.
3-Summers -13 -7 -20 30
4-Wright -8 -4 -12 36
5-Mescheriakov -7 -7 -14 14
10-Monroe -8 +1 -7 30
15-Freeman -12 -8 -20 27
20-Clark -8 -2 -10 22
21-Sapp +5 -8 -3 25
22-Vaughn -2 -3 -5 8
30-Sims -3 DNP -3 3
31-Wattad +6 -2 +4 5

Patrick Stevens