- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 13, 2002

Seen and heard yesterday at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass:
BELL TOLLS One NBA scout watched as Tony Bethel swiped the ball from Troy Bell for the third time and sighed: "God, he's getting eaten alive by a freshman. Can you imagine what guys in the league would do to him right now? He needs to get so much stronger, both with the ball and physically to be a factor at the next level."
CAPTAIN'S CHOICE Kevin Braswell changed Georgetown's pregame huddle chant from "GU" to "Family." "Yeah, I thought we needed to re-focus on relying on one another," said Braswell. "It's a little thing, but I just felt we needed a change."
BACK TO BLUE Georgetown once again donned the throwback uniforms they debuted at UCLA think Sleepy Floyd vintage. Though some fans don't like the steel blue shade of the threads, which look a little like UNC's uniforms, the 27-point smackdown guarantees that the new unis will become standard attire on the road.
BOARD SILLY Despite the blowout victory, the Hoyas once again struggled to keep an opponent off the offensive glass. Boston College managed 20 offensive rebounds against the Hoyas; Bell scoring six of his eight points on putbacks under the boards.
"We can't continue to let that happen," said Braswell. "Coach pulled me aside after I got cleaned up, circled that number on the stat sheet and told me we can't get back to where we were last year as a team until we correct that problem. Man, if we start rebounding and continue playing the kind of defense we did today, we could be scary good."
Barker Davis

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