Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
No one said that bringing Ed Cooley to Georgetown would create miracles overnight, but a loss to Holy Cross, yea, no one would have seen this one coming under the new regime.
It used to be what we expected for the past few years in the disappointment department. There would be let downs such as this one tonight, but the Hoyas faltering in the final minute of the game and having just 3.5 seconds to try and save the night, gave us memories of the past four seasons we would like to forget.
Before we go down the road that this is the same old song and dance for the Hoyas, well it certainly is not, it was a well-coached and well-prepared Holy Cross team tonight with one player Joe Octave who got it done for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders rally from 11 down with 8 minutes on the clock gave the Hoyas a lot to think about defensively. Octave went off for 33 points and 11 rebounds and gave incredible and more than improbable win for first-year Holy Cross head coach Dave Paulsen.
“You have to give them a lot of credit. We had them down by 11 points with a lot of time left in this game and some simple mistakes allowed for them to get buckets in the paint and hit the shots they needed to back us against the wall at the end,” said Cooley.
Jayden Epps finished with 22 points and two steals for the Hoyas (1-1). Georgetown also got 17 points and two steals from Rowan Brumbaugh. Supreme Cook also had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Georgetown takes a short ride up the road to visit Rutgers on Wednesday. This will be another good test Cooley and his crew as a Gavin Griffiths led team took care of Boston with ease on Friday night, 69-45.