The Hoyas committed 7 turnovers on 63 offensive possessions tonight - that's an 11% turnover rate, for those of you who struggle with math. This is the fourth time in six games played this season that Georgetown has given up the ball on less than 20% of their possessions. As I pointed out over this weekend, I have no expectation that the Hoyas will continue to be so stingy as the season rolls along, but it's certainly nice to hope so.
A few random thoughts before calling it a night:
- The star of the game for the Hoyas was Hollis Thompson, who managed a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. After using 20% or less of the Hoyas' possessions while he was on the court the past three games, Hollis showed much more assertiveness - especially useful since Jason Clark was having a quiet game. After tonight, Thompson is shooting 62% [=22/32] on 2FGs and 50% [=9/18] on 3FG for the season.
- Nate Lubick finally got off the schnide with an 8-pt 14-reb game. Those 14 rebounds included six on the offensive end (out of 23 available missed shots by the Hoyas when he was on the floor). There was some chatter than Nate was merely padding out the stat sheet by grabbing his own misses - three of his six offensive boards were off his own shots. But he should also be credited with converting those rebounds into 3 scoring possessions (he twice grabbed two off. reb. in a row, and once the Hoyas failed to convert after his extended the possession).
- IUPUI's Alex Young is the Jaguar's volume scorer - he's taken nearly a third of the Jag's FG attempts while on the floor during his first three seasons. At the break, he had scored 16 points rather efficiently [2/4 2FG, 2/3 3FG, 6/6 FT] and I'm sure I was not alone in thinking the Hoyas were once again going to allow a career game. The second half was a different story [0/4 2FG 0/4 3FG 0/1 FT]. Since I was forced to listen to the dulcet tones of Rich Chvotkin rather than watch the game, I'm curious if Coach Thompson changed defensive strategy after halftime or if it was merely a case of regression to the mean.
Let's run the numbers:
TEMPO-FREE BOX SCORE . Home Visitor . Georgetown IUPUI . 1st Half 2nd Half Total 1st Half 2nd Half Total Pace 30 34 64 Points 32 49 81 31 27 58 Effic. 106.4 143.0 126.2 103.1 78.8 90.4 eFG% 43.8 61.4 53.0 44.4 31.8 37.5 TO% 10.0 11.7 10.9 10.0 17.5 14.0 OR% 36.8 50.0 42.9 23.5 44.4 36.4 FTA/FGA 18.8 20.0 19.4 29.6 39.4 35.0 Assist Rate 53.8 65.0 60.6 72.7 30.0 52.4 Block Rate 5.3 8.7 7.1 13.0 3.8 8.2 Steal Rate 3.3 8.8 6.2 3.3 8.8 6.2 2FG% 47.8 65.4 57.1 47.4 39.1 42.9 3FG% 22.2 33.3 27.8 25.0 10.0 16.7 FT% 66.7 85.7 76.9 87.5 46.2 61.9
More stats after the jump