Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Hal Jalikakik
Each time the Hoyas play a team of the caliber of Central Connecticut State, I just cringe about what might happen. Tonight was another one of those grab the table here on press row and hold on for the final minutes. We have been down this road before. Luckily, for the Hoyas, Jesse Govan wasn’t having any of it tonight.
Govan scored 26 points and Georgetown finally hit some key 3-pointers that actually mattered down the stretch to beat Central Connecticut State 85-78 on Saturday night.
Govan was 10 of 13 from the field including two 3s. James Akinjo made all eight of his free-throw attempts and finished with 13 points for Georgetown (2-0), which made 11 3-pointers. Jamorko Pickett added 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from long range. Trey Mourning also chipped in 12 points.
“We have a little bit of work to do before this next set of games,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing. “I want these guys to get comfortable with each other on the court more and more as we get into the season, this will prove the difference in this team and the one you saw last season.”
One of the biggest take a way’s from this game was the Hoyas were unable to stop the long range shots from Central Connecticut State. This won’t help them win too many games on the Big East slate. They have to do better cutting off the perimeter open shots and being late to the ball, or teams like Syracuse coming up December 5th are going to bury them with their mistakes. Lets hope they can fix this before heading off Jamaica.
Ian Krishnan made six 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead Central Connecticut State (1-1). Tyler Kohl made four three pointers and added 19 points. The Blue Devils were 12 of 25 from long range.