Georgetown has second woeful offensive game
by Scott M Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
After staging one of the worst offensive performances of the season in a 37-36 win over Tennessee, No. 23 Georgetown once again failed miserably in trying to put the ball in the basket during its narrow 46-40 win over Towson on Saturday.
At least this time both teams eclipsed the 40-point plateau. In the team’s last win, both teams failed to score 40 points in the game, which rarely happens in a Division I basketball game.
The Hoyas held Towson scoreless for almost the final 5 minutes to recover from a 17-point first half.
Yikes. At one point, Georgetown was shooting 9%. Where is Jack Taylor when you need him?
Greg Whittington scored 11 points, and Mikael Hopkins and Otto Porter had 10 apiece for the Georgetown (7-1), who shot 17 percent in the first half and 29 percent for the game. Georgetown won with defense, forcing 22 turnovers and pulling away — if it could be called that — with a 4-0 game-ending run.
Georgetown transfer Jerrelle Benimon had 11 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Tigers (4-5), who are rebuilding with only three scholarship players from last season’s 1-31 team.
The tweets during and after the game told the story quite well, actually.
@ESPNStats:“Info Last time Georgetown allowed 41 points or fewer in 3 straight games was the 1942-43 season. #longtimeago”
@MedcalfByESPN: “The Georgetown squad that lost to Indiana in overtime? Top-25 for sure. The team that went soft on offense against Tenn and Towson now? Ugh”
@SethDavisHoops: “Georgetown leads Towson 43-40 with 3:51 to play. Hoyas are, uh, offensively challenged these days.”
Contributing: The Associated Press