Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Earlier in the day we took a look back at the last few games that Sienna has played and was shocked at some of the teams they have knocked off. Seton Hall.. Florida State. Not a bad way to start their season. Our question prior to heading to D.C tonight, could the Hoyas be next on the list for Sienna?
The first half of the game made us think, well here we go again another one of those games added to should of won list. Thankfully the Saints, decided to go mostly cold for the last ten minutes of the game, giving the Hoyas a run for their money and keeping it close until the final minute. Hoyas escape another possible let-down, 75-68.
Brandon Murray led the Hoyas with 20 points, with Primo Spears (18 points) and Jay Heath (16 points) rounded out a solid line in the scoring department. Quddus Wahab had a rough second half, but still managed a double-double that included 12 rebounds.
“In the first half I didn’t think we did a great job rebounding the ball. We gave them 10 offensive rebounds in the first half and they ended up with 16, that’s way too many,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
The Saints (5-4) were led in scoring by Jackson Stormo, who finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Andrew Platek and Javian McCollum each had 12 points.
Due to the absence of the Georgetown student body for the winter break, the school announced prior to the game tonight that all Washington, D.C. residents can get in the door for free. While the crowd still looked sparce it looked like some of the residents took advantage of being able to walk right into the game.
Heading into the upcoming Big East season, the Hoyas will have to get better on both ends of the ball. The two games against South Carolina and Texas Tech were a testament as to the work Ewing has ahead of him if they plan on being competitive in the Big East. Only time will tell.. just a week away from a do or die scenario for this season. If they do, fans will forget the mistakes of this season and last season will just ride off into the sunset of the minds of fans as well. Just win!