Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Coming into the game today against Villanova the Hoyas knew they would have to come correct on both ends of the ball and also find a way to stop Collin Gillispie. They were to do two out of the three and eventually it cost them the game late in the second half.
Gillespie scored 28 points, Justin Moore added 19 and No. 11 Villanova had no problem getting back on track after a loss to Marquette earlier this week.
Today’s game marked the first game back for Patrick Ewing at the helm after a battle with Covid and it was much of the same as before he left. So much that late in the second half he could be heard telling his guys in the huddle during a time-out to leave all on the floor in the final minutes. Perhaps they left too much out there as the team looked tired in the final minutes and missed on some key baskets that allowed the Wildcats to pull away.
Collin Holloway led Georgetown (6-10, 0-5) with a career-high 25 points and Dante Harris added 17. Georgetown has lost six straight and now starts Big East play with five straight losses for the first time in program history.
The Hoyas had this game well within reach at 47-39 a few minutes into the second half after a Holloway 3-pointer. Villanova used a 9-0 run to regain the lead and then led most of the way. This also was the last point in the game where it looked as if the Hoyas could potentially knock off the Wildcats.
Prior to the and Ewing mentioned that the Covid lay-off really hurt the team and that they would need to play a solid error free game, they did so for over 30 minutes, problem was Villanova was better prepared for the late run.
“It’s disappointing that we let this one slip away,” said Ewing. “We were right there.”
With the loss today, there are plenty questions as to the direction the team is going. Will they win a game in the Big East this season? So many questions, with only a little over a month remaining in conference play, it may be time to look at what is really going wrong with the Hoyas.