Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
It is becoming pretty apparent that this Hoyas team is incapable of competing against anyone in the Big East. Coming into this game against Seton Hall, the Hoyas really weren’t facing a team that was much better than them, but as the game progressed in the second half, the Pirates are a much better basketball team.
Tonight’s loss marked the 32nd major game the Hoyas have lost to conference opponents. I am just not sure where the University wants to stop the bleeding. They do have an on-campus hospital that they can check in to, if necessary, at this point, because they are going to require some stitches from the band-aid that Patrick Ewing has been putting on the team.
Hoyas (5-13, 0-7) have lost 27 straight Big East regular season games. Hoyas match a season low in points, shoot 31% and have no players reach double-figures.
Akok Akok, Jordan Riley and Primo Spears each scored nine points for Georgetown. Qudus Wahab grabbed 10 rebounds for Georgetown. Much of this scoring came in the final four minutes of the second half, when Seton Hall never looked back on their 10 point plus lead.
Al-Amir Dawes scored 21 of his career-high 24 points after halftime and the Hoyas had virtually no answer as he drained three pointer after three pointer.
Georgetown could do nothing to stop Dawes went he personally went on a 11-0 run that included a layup and three 3s in a three-minute stretch to break a 32-all tie.
Next up for the Hoyas is a rematch of the game against Villanova on MLK Day and then a trip to 12th ranked Xavier on January 21st.
How much longer can Georgetown afford to have Ewing at the helm? There are possibly only two games that are winnable in the remainder of their conference schedule. He can use the excuse of having two players down, but the offense and the inability to get the ball inside has become a major issue.
A few key take aways from the game that hurt the Hoyas were 4 of 24 from long range and getting to the line just 9 times the entire game. The rebounding game was close at 43-41 for the Hoyas, but that was about it when it comes to looking for positive things from this game.