Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
The fate of the Hoyas basketball season certainly hasn’t looked promising the past few weeks and certainly did not look much better against St. Johns, where they actually were blown off the court and at times the Louis Orr led Hoyas looked as if they had never played a game in the Big East.
This past game was the second straight game without Head Coach Patrick Ewing at the helm who continues to be in Covid protocols and could return this week. However, the Hoyas did get some good news from this game in that Dante Harris returned to action after missing the loss to Butler on Thursday and contributed 13 points and four assists.
The biggest problem we could see watching this game was there seemed to be lack of synergy between the players. Not one of the players on the court could be seen as a go to player in the second half. Timothy Ighoefe seemed willing to go hard in the paint but failed the have that put away strength that the Hoyas needed.
Georgetown rallied midway through the second half, trimming a 20-point deficit to 72-64 on Collin Holloway’s driving layup with 7:54 left. But the Hoyas went cold after that, scoring only five points the rest of the game as the Red Storm pulled away. Alexander had two straight baskets to increase the lead to 76-64.
After the game that now leaves the Hoyas 2 games under .500 for the season, there remained plenty of questions as to where this program is headed. This is a totally different Hoyas team that won the Big East last season and one that has plenty of questions to answer if they will actually win a single in conference game this season.
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