Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Hal Jalikakik
This was another classic Hoyas episode tonight at Capital One Arena, first half.. team just barely comes to play.. second half Patrick Ewing makes changes, guys start scoring and they find a way to win. Problem here is this is happening way too often against lesser teams than the Hoyas.
During the first half of the game tonight, the Hoyas got great starts from Mac McClung, but could not get any offensive production from guys like Josh Le Blanc and James Akinjo.
Akinjo and LeBlanc provided the critical plays in the second half that spurred Georgetown to a win. McClung, in what was by far his best game of the season, led the Hoyas with 25 points, 11 of which came at the foul line. Georgetown made 40 of 51 free throws Sunday, two off the school record for made free throws in a game, set in 1992 against Morgan State , giving it a huge edge over Georgia State, which went 20 for 24.
Coming into this game everyone continued to question to why the Hoyas have these first half struggles or why Ewing has yet to find a combination of bench players and guys in the starting rotation that came give them production in both first and second half.
“We have a few things to work on this week before we head up to New York.” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing. This is a good hard fought victory by us today after what happened against Penn State.