The Hoyas tonight did the unexpectable with their second game of the season, lose to Old Dominion on their home campus, something they have not done in 23 games on the Hilltop.
The Hoyas had led by four points 31-27 at the half and were up by two points 36-34 early in the second half when they scored six-straight points to take an eight-point lead, 42-34, on a layup from junior center Roy Hibbert.
ODU, however, outscored Georgetown 11-2 over a span of 2:34 and took the lead for good at 45-44 after a jumper from Brandon Johnson with 12:53 left to play in the game.
“I just told the guys that anything can happen on any night and that they can look at this game and forget about the rest of the season. We have plenty of games ahead of us and we have to push on to the game against Fairfield on Wednesday,” said Hoyas Head Coach John Thompson III.
ODU who improved to 3-1 with the victory tonight surely knocked the Hoyas down far if not our of the ranks that will be released this week and if they have any chance to get back in the game they must avoid the mistakes they made in the second half today.
ODU finished the game with four players in double figures and had nine players score at least two points. Valdas Vasylius finished the game high 16 points and six rebounds, while Arnaud Dahi added 15 points and six boards, Brandon Johnson had 14 points and five assists and Jonathan Adams chipped in 10 points.
Georgetown would pull to within seven points, 60-53, on a three-pointer from sophomore guard Jessie Sapp but Old Dominion finished off any chances the Hoyas had when they connected on 12 of 14 free throws in the final 1:37 to seal the 13-point win.
Roy Hibbert Blocks an Old Dominion Shot