Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Recap: Georgetown 46, Temple 45

I wasn't able to watch the game live today - I had Rich Chvotkin to keep me company at work - so I'm watching the game for the first time right now as I post this recap.  As I type, we've reached the under-4:00 timeout in the 1st half, and I have to say, this half of basketball has been brutal.

Let's run the numbers:

TEMPO-FREE BOX SCORE
 
.            Home                            Visitor   
.            Georgetown                      Temple         
.            1st Half  2nd Half   Total      1st Half  2nd Half   Total
Pace            29        32        62
 
Effic.         64.6      83.8      74.7        44.2      99.4      73.1  
 
eFG%           32.6      47.4      39.3        21.2      46.7      34.8  
TO%            27.2      24.8      26.0        17.0      15.5      16.2  
OR%            17.6      14.3      16.1        21.7      35.0      27.9  
FT Rate        21.7      73.7      45.2        19.2      26.7      23.2  

Assist Rate    57.1      37.5      46.7        60.0      69.2      66.7  
Block Rate      0.0       5.9       3.0         0.0       0.0       0.0  
Steal Rate      3.4       6.2       4.9         3.4      18.6      11.4  
 
2FG%           46.2      54.5      50.0        25.0      64.7      45.5  
3FG%           10.0      25.0      16.7        10.0      15.4      13.0  
FT%            80.0      64.3      68.4        40.0      50.0      46.2

The pace of this game may have seemed glacial, but the 61 possessions was not an exceptionally slow pace for a Hoya game (Georgetown played 6 games last season with a pace of 61 or less).

There's simply no green marks for the Hoyas offensively tonight, as they simply didn't do any single thing well when they had the ball.  Okay, I just changed it and highlighted that they never had a shot blocked by the Owls in the game.  Woo-hoo!

Temple did themselves no favors today, with <50% shooting from the FT line and 13% on 3FGAs.  Even worse for the Owls, in the 1st half they attempted 26 shots from the field, with 24 as jump shots (10 3FGA, 14 2FGA jumpers) - they made only three of them.  Of course, some of that should be credited to the Hoyas defense, which didn't give up a lot of space inside.

I originally thought that 44.2 Def. Efficiency would have been some sort of historical low, but just last season the Hoyas held two teams lower (American, Savannah St.) in consecutive games.

Georgetown also had their problems shooting in the 1st half, but also struggled to hang on to the ball to even get a shot off.  They did little on the offensive glass throughout the game, although rebounded well defensively.

To Fran Dunphy's credit, Temple adjusted at half time and managed to take 11 of 17 2FGA as layups or dunks in the 2nd half (and made 10 of them). From my eye and for what it's worth, the Owls' big run in the Vesper half (24-6 over 9:21) was mostly against Georgetown's 2-3 zone defense.  Thankfully, Temple's struggles at the FT line continued in the 2nd half, with 4 misses on 8 FTA (including twice on the front end of 1-and-1).

In the end, the Hoyas did enough to win the game, especially with some good defensive stops in the last few minutes of the game.



INDIVIDUAL NET POINTS STATS

Georgetown            Off     %           Pts      Def           Pts   
Player                Poss  Poss  O.Rtg   Prod     Poss  D.Rtg  Allow    Net Pts
Wright, Chris          51   23.6  106.6   12.8      50    74.0    7.4      +4.7  
Monroe, Greg           56   25.5   82.6   11.8      56    46.0    5.2      +5.9  
Freeman, Austin        59   19.7   79.6    9.3      59    69.7    8.2      +1.1  
Clark, Jason           54   16.9   87.3    8.0      53    70.0    7.4      +1.1  
Vaughn, Julian         34   17.6    0.0    0.0      34    64.1    4.4      -4.1  
Thompson, Hollis       37   17.3   46.3    3.0      34    70.9    4.8      -1.7  
Mescheriakov, Nikita    3   33.3    0.0    0.0       4    75.0    0.6      -0.7  
Sims, Henry            16    6.2    0.0    0.0      15   103.4    3.1      -2.1  
TOTALS                 62          72.9   44.8      61    67.3   41.1      +3.6  

Temple                Off     %           Pts      Def           Pts   
Player                Poss  Poss  O.Rtg   Prod     Poss  D.Rtg  Allow    Net Pts
Ryan Brooks            61   19.2   43.6    5.1      62    68.6    8.5      -3.2  
Juan Fernandez         26   29.3   53.3    4.1      25    81.5    4.1      -1.1  
Luis Guzman            54    9.6   48.2    2.5      57    68.8    7.8      -3.2  
Lavoy Allen            60   25.3   95.2   14.5      61    61.9    7.5      +6.0  
Micheal Eric           22   25.9   81.7    4.7      22    61.4    2.7      +1.6  
TJ DiLeo                3    0.0    -      0.0       4     0.0    0.0      +0.0  
Ramone Moore           39   17.5   83.3    5.7      38    77.0    5.9      +0.1  
Craig Williams         26   17.1   79.3    3.5      20   101.2    4.0      -0.8  
Jake Godino            14   27.1   98.2    3.7      21    57.5    2.4      +1.4  
TOTALS                 61          72.3   43.7      62    69.3   43.0      +1.3


This may surprise most Hoya fans, but the most efficient player today for Georgetown was Chris Wright.  While his three turnovers may have been more memorable, Wright was able to score 6 points at the FT line (on 7 attempts) to grind his way to the only 100+ offensive rating in the game.

The most valuable player for the Hoyas was Greg Monroe, and not only for his game-winning layup with 6 seconds left in the game.  He also led Georgetown defensively, and his absence from the game was most noticeable in the 2nd half when he sat at 15:12 (Henry Sims came in) and the Owls quickly ran off 7 points on 2 dunks and a layup (and an and-1).


Not much more to add to this one, other than I was glad the good guys pulled it out.

And if you're in a panic over the game, just repeat after me, "It's only November.  It's only November.  It's only November.  Serenity now!"



HD BOX SCORE

Temple vs Georgetown
11/17/09 4:00 at Verizon Center
Final score: Georgetown 46, Temple 45


Temple                  Min   +/-   Pts  2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A  FGA    A    Stl    TO   Blk    OR    DR   PF
Ryan Brooks            40:00  - 1   6/45  1- 5  1- 9  1- 1 14/56  1/16  2/62  3/61  0/24  0/43  3/31   1
Juan Fernandez         15:49  -10   5/11  1- 4  1- 3  0- 0  7/21  0/ 2  0/25  1/26  0/ 9  0/18  2/14   3
Luis Guzman            36:20  - 2   0/39  0- 2  0- 1  0- 0  3/50  6/16  1/57  2/54  0/24  1/38  4/29   1
Lavoy Allen            39:35  + 1  12/45  5- 9  0- 1  2- 5 10/56  3/13  2/61  2/60  0/23  8/43  6/31   3
Micheal Eric           13:50  - 5   5/11  2- 4  0- 0  1- 2  4/19  0/ 2  0/22  2/22  0/ 9  2/15  2/14   3
TJ DiLeo               02:44  + 3   0/ 3  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0/ 2  0/ 1  0/ 4  0/ 3  0/ 3  0/ 2  0/ 4   0
Ramone Moore           25:10  + 7   8/37  4- 7  0- 2  0- 1  9/39  1/11  1/38  0/39  0/12  0/28  4/15   1
Craig Williams         14:35  + 6   5/24  1- 1  1- 6  0- 0  7/27  1/ 9  0/20  1/26  0/ 8  0/18  1/ 8   2
Jake Godino            12:00  - 4   4/10  1- 1  0- 1  2- 4  2/10  0/ 2  1/21  0/14  0/ 8  0/10  1/ 9   1
TOTALS                 40:00       45    15-33  3-23  6-13    56 12/18  7/62 11/61  0/24 12/43 26/31  15
.                                        0.455 0.130 0.462       0.667 0.113 0.180 0.000 0.279 0.839    

Georgetown              Min   +/-   Pts  2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A  FGA    A    Stl    TO   Blk    OR    DR   PF
Wright, Chris          30:56  + 3  15/39  3- 4  1- 4  6- 7  8/32  1/ 9  0/50  3/51  0/25  0/23  1/35   4
Monroe, Greg           36:56  + 2  11/38  4- 9  0- 1  3- 6 10/40  3/10  2/56  4/56  0/29  2/29  7/41   3
Freeman, Austin        38:39  + 3  10/44  4- 6  0- 4  2- 2 10/41  0/11  0/59  2/59  0/31  0/30  5/43   2
Clark, Jason           35:15  - 2   8/40  0- 0  2- 6  2- 2  6/36  0/10  1/53  2/54  0/31  2/28  5/35   0
Vaughn, Julian         22:30  + 3   0/26  0- 3  0- 1  0- 2  4/23  0/ 8  0/34  1/34  1/20  0/18  4/24   2
Thompson, Hollis       23:20  + 1   2/28  1- 1  0- 2  0- 0  3/24  3/ 8  0/34  3/37  0/16  0/16  4/25   4
Mescheriakov, Nikita   02:21  + 0   0/ 3  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0/ 2  0/ 1  0/ 4  1/ 3  0/ 2  0/ 1  0/ 3   0
Sims, Henry            10:03  - 5   0/12  0- 1  0- 0  0- 0  1/12  0/ 3  0/15  1/16  0/11  0/10  2/ 9   3
TOTALS                 40:00       46    12-24  3-18 13-19    42  7/15  3/61 17/62  1/33  5/31 31/43  18
.                                        0.500 0.167 0.684       0.467 0.049 0.274 0.030 0.161 0.721    

Efficiency: Georgetown 0.742, Temple 0.738
eFG%: Georgetown 0.393, Temple 0.348
Substitutions: Georgetown 20, Temple 28

2-pt Shot Selection:
Dunks: Georgetown 0-0, Temple 3-3
Layups/Tips: Georgetown 8-12, Temple 9-10
Jumpers: Georgetown 4-12, Temple 3-20

Fast break pts (% FG pts): Georgetown 0 (0.0), Temple 4 (10.3)
Pts (eff.) after steal: Georgetown 4 (133.3), Temple 12 (171.4)
Seconds per poss: Georgetown 18.7, Temple 20.2

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