Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Sometimes a win is a win, that is sort of what the Georgetown fans of late have been saying, but in at year considered as a rebuilding year for this program, getting off to a undefeated start prior to the biggest game of the season so far in Syracuse next week, is a huge deal for the program.
The Hoyas improved to 7-0 on the season with a 81-67 victory over the Howard Bison at Capitol One Bank Arena and remain one of the eight unbeaten teams in college basketball after the victory today.
“We have to believe everyday we can win,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing. These guys want to go into the Big East opener with a lot of confidence about the remainder of the season and this is how we are going to do it. We have a big game coming up next week and we want everyone to be prepared for that match-up against Syracuse.”
If the Hoyas want to be ready for the Cuse, they will have to continue to get strong games by Marcus Derrickson and Jesse Govan, who, again led the way for the Hoyas tonight.
Govan, has shown some signs of emerging as the go to guy this season for Hoyas and with his 24 points and 16 rebounds tonight, he again will be the player other teams key in on during the Big East schedule in the New Year. Govan, has often struggled with the bigger and more physical match-ups and it will be interesting to see how Ewing uses his combo of the two big men to swing the ball to guards, such as Jagan Mosely, who has yet to put up stellar numbers for the team this season.
Howard was led by Charles Williams’ 28 points. The Bison got a few good looks from deep in the second half to keep the game within striking range, but could not find a way to cut into the double digit lead late in the game.