Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
If you think tonight’s 90-66 loss to Butler was difficult to watch for fans, ask Ed Cooley how it was to watch from his end.
Cooley became so frustrated with his team in the final minutes of the second half that he sat on the bench during a time out and told his team to figure it out. There certainly is a lot to figure out here, as this is not the same team that showed up and knocked off TCU early in the season.
Jayden Epps led the Hoyas with 13 points in the half on 3-10 shooting from the field and 2-7 shooting from three. He also went 5-5 from the charity stripe but he peaked in the first. Heath contributed 9 points on 3-4 shooting, all threes. The Hoyas had only two assists in the half and did not make a field goal in the last four minutes of the first period.
An 11-0 run over two minutes by Butler in the second half along with a 1-10 shooting stretch by Georgetown basically ended the night for the Hoyas. They had little or no scoring answers in the second half and the score was 73-51 at the under 8 media timeout.
Things continued to get worse for the Hoyas as Butler went on a 19-2 run Butler the 80-53 lead with 4:09 left. This is as much as fans could stomach at this point and many of the small crowd on hand joined the others who left about 10 minutes prior.
“This is part of the process of going through development. We are not going to sit up here and complain and point fingers. All the fingers should be pointed at me. Clearly, I did not do a good job preparing our group for how hungry Butler was to come into our building and play. They beat us at every facet of the game, especially the physical part and that’s the most disappointing to me. Other than that, let’s keep building, let’s stay positive with one another and let’s keep moving forward. Hopefully we collectively can do a better job to try and get our next win.” said Hoyas Head Coach Ed Cooley after the game.
DJ Davis led the way for the Bulldogs with 17 points while shooting 5 for 10 (1 for 4 from 3-point range) and 6 of 6 from the free throw line, and added five assists. Jahmyl Telfort shot 6 for 10 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to finish with 17 points.