It's the first week of December and Georgetown may already be playing with an NCAA at-large bid in the balance. How did it come to this?
Georgetown held off a late rally to defeat Elon 77-74 at Verizon Center Sunday.
The Hoyas led by eight with 2:36 to play but suffered two turnovers, a missed layup and three missed free throws which gave Elon a chance to win the game at the end. Instead, senior guard Luke Eddy drove inside to set up a perimeter pass instead of taking the three, and the Phoenix (6-2) ran out of time for the game tying shot.
A 27-1 Georgetown run put this one away early, as Georgetown breezed past a winless Coppin State team, 96-44, at Verizon Center Tuesday.
The Hoyas led by 41 at the break, 61-20, and led by as many as 58. Rodney Pryor led all scorers with 30 points, reached four minutes after halftime.
Georgetown raced out to a 16-0 lead on the winless Howard Bison but continued to show signs of a team that will struggle mightily going forward.
The Hoyas gave up 18 turnovers and were outrebounded at key stretches of the second half, which allowed the Bison to close to eight with 6:21 remaining but no closer, as Georgetown picked up the 85-72 win before a small crowd at Verizon Center. Rodney Pryor scored 26 points to lead all Hoya scorers.
Not even close.
Despite shooting 50 percent for the game, 28 Georgetown turnovers led to 41 Oklahoma State points in a 97-70 rout in the 3rd place game of the Maui Invitational Wednesday.
The 28 turnovers is the most allowed by any Georgetown team since 1994. The margin of defeat is the largest suffered on a neutral court since 1974. After six games, the 2-4 record is its worst since the ill-fated 1971-72 season.
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