Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
After being the final NCAA men’s basketball team to start their 2021-22 campaign, you would have thought the Georgetown Hoyas would have brought a little more to Capital One Arena today… except this is the Hoyas we are talking about.
Prior to the start of the game, we saw Timothy Igohoefe emerge out of uniform in warm-ups and it was announced that he would not play today. His injury was not revealed until just before the start of the game. Perhaps this might have made a difference in the Hoyas dropping early in 23-8 run by Dartmouth.. but not really. They are going to need his presence in the paint if they want to win games this season.
Georgetown shot 39 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc. A second-half performance of 51.9 percent and 45.5 percent from the 3-point line didn’t do enough to get the win. They put themselves in a mighty big hole in the first half, going down 37-21 into the break. The Hoyas shot 28.1 percent from the floor and 25 percent from the 3-point arc in the first 20 minutes, and by comparison, Dartmouth went 46.7/38.9 in those categories.
Taurus Samuels led all scorers with 23 points. Brendan Barry had 19 and Ryan Cornish scored 14 points to give the Big Green three double-figure scorers.
There are so many issue we can find in this game that perhaps they can fix against American on Tuesday, but we have to remember they just lost to a team that has played one game in over a year.. That’s right, 1.. lets repeat that 1 game with the cancellation of Ivy League winter sports for Covid-19 last season.
The Hoyas looked as if they were the team that played zero games last year instead of the Big East Champions. Are we rebuilding or just have watch Head Coach Patrick Ewing throw 5 freshman on the court at the same time and see if it might work. Today, none of it worked and in fact it was very difficult to watch at times as they came close when the score was 51-50, then it was just another three point shoot out for the Big Green until the end.
We could key in on the play of Aminu Mohammed as a highlight, but that was marred by so much garbage, we didn’t know if this was even worthy of highlighting. The freshman finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Subtract this performance, you will see the real result of this game… Take note, we have a long way to go, but wow, is this the long we were looking for in this team?