Hoyas Showcase a Dud in Big East Opener

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Lonnie Smith Jr. For Pointed Magazine

Washington, D.C–

After a very lengthy COVID layoff for the Hoyas, it appears as of tonight they have forgotten they were even playing basketball again. This game, which was somewhat close starting the second half, became somewhat laughable and downright frustrating for Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing at the end.

Despite being without one of the Hoyas leading scorers in Donald Carey, the team just seemed to forget about how to play basketball for the final 10 minutes of the second half.

Olivier-Maxence Prosper shot 9 for 11 FGA for a career-high 22 pts as Marquette. Tyler Kolek just seemed to find every Golden Eagle he could pass the ball to and finished with 7 assists started off shooting 6 for 6 from the field and ended up with 13 pts. Justin Lewis who was playing in front of friends and family from near Baltimore had 10 pts.

Collin Hollow

Collin Holloway led three Hoya scorers in double figures with 17 points and 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw line. The sophomore also recorded five rebounds, three assists and a block in 32 minutes of action. Dante Harris added 15 points with a career-high 9-of-10 shooting from the free throw line

The comments by Patrick Ewing after the game were nothing less than PISSED off! “We flat out didn’t compete enough. “Big John is rolling over in his grave” Everyone on this team is on notice. Seconds later, stood up and walked out of his media session.

After another poor-performance by Ewing’s squad, you have to wonder when can he finally get it done? Is this the final Big East test of this experiment before the school realizes that perhaps it’s a combo or the program and its players that it is not getting it done. We will excuse this game as lack of available players and prep due to Covid over the past few weeks, but damn, we can feel the tension from Ewing from a mile away and hope that it gets better from here.

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