- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 12, 2006

Yesterday at Verizon Center


83-16 Georgetown’s record in season openers, including wins in seven of their last eight. The last loss came against Temple (75-57) in Thompson’s 2004-05 debut.


“He did jack it up there, huh?”

— Georgetown coach John Thompson III, while perusing Tyler Crawford’s 3-for-12 line in a box score marred by Georgetown’s 3-point shooting (6-for-23).


DaJuan Summers, a 6-foot-8 forward, was the first of Georgetown’s new faces off the bench and showed the most potential. No member of the quartet scored, but Summers made two nice passes and had a tremendous block from the weakside on help defense.

Patrick Ewing Jr. played only eight minutes in his Georgetown debut. Sporting the No. 33 jersey his father made famous on the Hilltop, the junior transfer from Indiana made little impact on either end playing in front of his Hall-of-Fame father.

Guard Jeremiah Rivers, son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, finished with two rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes. But he also had two turnovers and struggled in Georgetown’s fullcourt set.

Freshman center Vernon Macklin did not play because of what Thompson described earlier this week as a case of a “beat-up freshman.”

— Barker Davis

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