Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
New York, NY–
For a team that has certainly had its shares ups and downs early in the season, tonight was the first chance we have had to see the Hoyas put some pieces of the puzzle together to take a solid road victory and advance to the Championship Game of the 2K Classic in New York.
Georgetown controlled this game with a 12-0 run to start the second half and for the first time this season the crowd actually seemed to be behind this team chanting ” Let’s Go Hoyas.”
Texas was led by Matt Coleman’s 22 points and went 6 for 6 from long distance, but it wasn’t enough as the Hoyas continued to pound the inside and were able to finish the game even after Omer Yurtseven fouled out of the game with a little over five minutes remaining.
The biggest stat of the night was that the Longhorns shot just 37 percent from the fielf.
Even former Longhorn Star and current Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant couldn’t fare to watch the end as he looked down in disgust.
The Hoyas also got big games from Jamarko Pickett and James Akinjo. Both were held practically scoreless in the first half, but the Longhorns were unable to find the combination for the balanced scoring of both players in the final five minutes.
Next up for the Hoyas is taking on the winner of the Duke vs. Cal Game.