Georgetown is getting a lot love lately from fans and experts, but in order to stay sharp entering March Madness, they need to beat U-Conn this Wednesday at 7 PM ET at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Center.
The Hoyas are on a tremendous winning tear as they have won nine games in a row and 11 of their last 12. Their last victory came at Syracuse on Saturday 57-46 with Otto Porter stealing the show with 33 points.
“I’m sure you’re waiting for a Manley Field House statement,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said with a smile. “You’re not going to get it. We don’t get frazzled too much. It’s good to win here. We were the last team to win here, but there’s still a lot of ball to play. It’s one win.”
“Porter was so good today,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “He just dominated the game. He really won the game. He had to make plays and made them all day. Offensively, the games that we have lost we have struggled shooting the basketball, and today was no exception. I thought the game got away from us early.”
Connecticut is not an easy task for anyone; they have won seven of their last nine games, including a 12 point victory over Depaul on Saturday.
“I tried to be a little more aggressive, and I was fortunate to make a couple of shots,” said Shabazz Napier, who scored 28 points in the night, 17 in the second half. “I’m thankful that my teammates have so much confidence in me. They continue to keep pushing me and pushing me, and I’m thankful for that.”