Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recap: Georgetown 91, Memphis 88 [OT]

Brian may or may not get the stats up tonight, so I'm going to write up some notes blind. Undoubtedly I will get some things wrong.

[ed. note: stats now added]


Without further ado, here's my thoughts on Georgetown's performance in the Maui Classic:
  • Just to be clear, I'm going to be pretty wishy-washy here. The Hoyas played well against a couple of highly ranked opponents, which is fantastic. But that said, Memphis isn't anywhere near the 8th best team in the country and I'm a bit suspect of Kansas at this point as well (though mid-teens seems fair). To be fair, I seem to perpetually underestimate Tyshawn Taylor.
  • That said, Georgetown was almost certainly at least the fourth best team in this tourney and perhaps third despite finishing fifth.
  • Henry Sims! The chorus for Henry has either been unadulterated praise or off hand comments like "everyone is lighting up Memphis' frontcourt." Here's why the latter is somewhat wrong - big, burly Tarik Black stayed in the game today. Yes, he's not Dikembe, but he's exactly the kind of guy who would push Henry around so much last year. Henry saved the Hoyas, and while he's not going to be Alonzo or even Roy, he's well on his way to his Ya-Ya year (and likely much better than Ya-Ya).
  • Just to highlight why Henry was such a dynamo tonight -- he scored efficiently, passed well, turned over the ball a bit but not too much -- but his biggest contribution might have been the extra five possessions he created on the offensive boards. Awesome.
  • Memphis also respected Henry enough that the helping second defender created off. rebounding opportunities for others, like Greg Whittington.
  • I have to admit I was not hopeful about Jason Clark making a leap this year. But he has. His shot is still streakier than I'd like, but have we seen anyone improve their handle more than Clark in one year? Amazing. And it's led to a much better ability to drive the ball, pull-up, etc. Clark has turned himself into a dynamic offensive player.
  • This team makes the difficult lay-ups they haven't made in years.
  • I can't decide what my favorite part of Otto Porter's Memphis line is -- the four steals or the fact that he played forty minutes and committed just one turnover.
  • Wait, it's the steals.
  • Lubick had an atrocious game and has not looked confident, but the team needs him. Neither Adams nor Hopkins are ready to play against big time opponents and the Porter-as-PF lineup was helped by Memphis not having a PF and having many of those minutes occur with Black in foul trouble or fouled out. Having the ability to play Porter at PF is wonderful; having him as the only PF the team can rely on is awful.
  • I love Jabril Trawick's defensive stance. Just awesome.
  • Markel had a quietly fantastic offensive game versus Memphis. Both he and Clark have surprised me with their ability to drive, and even better for Markel, he made his threes.
  • Perimeter defense is still an issue, though. Despite talk of Georgetown's improved D, it really wasn't very good. They fouled a ton, didn't close out on perimeter shooters and couldn't keep any guards from any team -- KU, Memphis or even Chaminade -- out of the lane. It's a problem when you can't defend the three or the drive, somehow. Memphis was shooting well, but the guards weren't making it hard for them, either.
  • There were a couple stretches where the Hoyas dominated the boards. It's there; it's possible; but it's not quite in the Hoyas' grasp yet.
  • I wouldn't get too high over this, yet. This game feels like Missouri last year. Memphis committed a lot of unforced errors that offset how well they shot and Georgetown gutted out a close game. But the parallels to last year's team may stop there -- last year's team was not as young nor as deep as this year's and last year's team lost its most important player at the most important time of year.

The usual stats extravaganza after the jump.

TEMPO-FREE BOX SCORE
 
.            Home                            Visitor   
.            Georgetown                      Memphis         
.            1st Half  2nd Half   Total      1st Half  2nd Half   Total
Pace            39        31        69
 
Points          47        44        91          42        46        88   

Effic.        119.1     113.6     116.5       106.4     118.7     112.7  
 
eFG%           58.3      47.1      52.9        63.8      47.1      54.8  
TO%            17.7       5.2      11.5        25.3      18.1      21.8  
OR%            31.2      31.8      31.6        15.4      42.9      32.4  
FTA/FGA        13.9      47.1      30.0        17.2      50.0      34.9  

Assist Rate    47.4      40.0      44.1        50.0      40.0      45.2  
Block Rate      4.8      12.0       8.7         7.4      10.3       8.9  
Steal Rate     15.2      10.3      12.8        10.1       0.0       5.1  
 
2FG%           55.6      44.8      50.0        52.4      52.0      52.2  
3FG%           44.4      40.0      42.9        62.5      22.2      41.2  
FT%           100.0      75.0      81.0       100.0      82.4      86.4



INDIVIDUAL NET POINTS STATS

Georgetown            Off     %           Pts      Def           Pts   
Player                Poss  Poss  O.Rtg   Prod     Poss  D.Rtg  Allow    Net Pts
Thompson, Hollis       60   17.5  125.4   13.2      62   107.3   13.3      +0.9  
Lubick, Nate           30   18.9   26.3    1.5      27   103.9    5.6      -4.3  
Sims, Henry            59   33.3  140.6   27.7      60   128.1   15.4      +7.4  
Starks, Markel         37   17.3  164.0   10.5      37   141.2   10.4      +0.8  
Clark, Jason           67   28.2  123.3   23.3      62    97.1   12.0      +8.1  
Whittington, Greg      38   20.1   70.3    5.4      40    93.3    7.5      -1.9  
Porter, Otto           66   12.2  143.2   11.5      66   100.7   13.3      +0.8  
Trawick, Jabril        23    8.0  200.0    3.7      26   118.8    6.2      -0.5  
TOTALS                 76         122.9   96.6      76   110.1   83.7     +11.3  

Memphis               Off     %           Pts      Def           Pts   
Player                Poss  Poss  O.Rtg   Prod     Poss  D.Rtg  Allow    Net Pts
Black, Tarik           50   17.9  134.4   12.0      53   105.3   11.2      +1.7  
Witherspoon, Wesley    53   13.1   85.5    5.9      53    86.5    9.2      -1.6  
Jackson, Joe           61   29.5  111.2   20.0      63   107.2   13.5      +3.6  
Carmouche, Charles     26   29.4  107.9    8.3      25    95.7    4.8      +2.2  
Barton, Will           73   17.3  167.8   21.2      72   117.0   16.8      +5.4  
Barton, Antonio        34   19.9   94.6    6.4      32   128.9    8.2      -2.1  
Crawford, Chris        28   18.7   66.8    3.5      28   132.6    7.4      -3.7  
Simpson, Stan          16   18.8  200.0    6.0      16   121.2    3.9      +2.2  
Thomas, Adonis         39   20.6   62.6    5.0      38   156.9   11.9      -7.2  
TOTALS                 76         114.5   88.3      76   114.4   86.9      +0.7 



HD BOX SCORE

Memphis vs Georgetown
11-23-11 12 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Final score: Georgetown 91, Memphis 88

Memphis                 Min   +/-   Pts  2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A  FGA    A    Stl    TO   Blk    OR    DR   PF
Black, Tarik           30:12  + 8  12/68  5- 8  0- 0  2- 4  8/45  0/21  1/53  0/50  0/37  2/22  2/26   5
Witherspoon, Wesley    31:06  + 5   6/55  2- 5  0- 1  2- 2  6/43  2/17  0/53  1/53  2/38  0/26  8/34   2
Jackson, Joe           35:57  - 1  20/72  7-12  1- 2  3- 4 14/51  3/17  1/63  5/61  0/49  1/28  5/34   1
Carmouche, Charles     16:00  +11   7/34  2- 5  1- 2  0- 0  7/26  4/11  0/25  0/26  1/17  0/13  2/13   2
Barton, Will           43:16  - 2  22/83  5-10  2- 3  6- 6 13/60  2/22  1/72  1/73  2/55  1/33  3/38   3
Barton, Antonio        21:15  - 4   7/37  1- 3  1- 3  2- 2  6/27  1/ 9  0/32  1/34  0/24  0/17  1/19   2
Crawford, Chris        14:53  - 6   3/33  0- 0  1- 2  0- 0  2/21  1/11  0/28  4/28  0/22  0/ 9  3/10   1
Simpson, Stan          08:47  -11   6/12  1- 1  0- 0  4- 4  1/ 9  0/ 1  1/16  0/16  0/ 8  1/ 7  1/ 6   1
Thomas, Adonis         23:34  -15   5/46  1- 2  1- 4  0- 0  6/33  1/15  0/38  4/39  0/30  0/15  1/15   2
TOTALS                 45:00       88    24-46  7-17 19-22    63 14/31  4/76 16/76  5/56 11/34 26/38  19
.                                        0.522 0.412 0.864       0.452 0.053 0.211 0.089 0.324 0.684    

Georgetown              Min   +/-   Pts  2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A  FGA    A    Stl    TO   Blk    OR    DR   PF
Thompson, Hollis       37:30  - 1  12/69  5- 9  0- 0  2- 3  9/55  2/20  1/62  0/60  0/38  2/33  5/29   1
Lubick, Nate           16:19  + 1   0/29  0- 6  0- 0  0- 0  6/29  1/12  0/27  0/30  1/17  1/18  3/11   0
Sims, Henry            35:09  - 1  24/76 10-17  0- 0  4- 5 17/56  5/19  1/60  4/59  1/38  5/29  3/27   3
Starks, Markel         21:00  + 4  12/55  1- 2  2- 3  4- 4  5/40  1/18  0/37  0/37  0/24  0/19  0/13   4
Clark, Jason           36:49  + 5  26/72  5-10  4- 7  4- 5 17/58  1/17  2/62  3/67  0/40  0/35  3/31   4
Whittington, Greg      22:19  + 3   4/43  1- 3  0- 2  2- 2  5/35  2/15  2/40  1/38  0/21  1/20  1/16   5
Porter, Otto           40:11  +10   9/87  4- 7  0- 2  1- 2  9/59  3/28  4/66  1/66  2/38  2/30  6/30   1
Trawick, Jabril        15:43  - 6   4/24  2- 2  0- 0  0- 0  2/18  0/ 7  0/26  0/23  0/14  0/11  1/13   2
TOTALS                 45:00       91    28-56  6-14 17-21    70 15/34 10/76  9/76  4/46 12/38 23/34  20
.                                        0.500 0.429 0.810       0.441 0.132 0.118 0.087 0.316 0.676    

Efficiency: Georgetown 1.197, Memphis 1.158
eFG%: Georgetown 0.529, Memphis 0.548
Substitutions: Georgetown 40, Memphis 28

2-pt Shot Selection:
Dunks: Georgetown 2-2, Memphis 4-6
Layups/Tips: Georgetown 17-32, Memphis 10-22
Jumpers: Georgetown 9-22, Memphis 10-18

Fast break pts (% FG pts): Georgetown 12 (16.2), Memphis 10 (14.5)
Pts (eff.) after steal: Georgetown 17 (170.0), Memphis 6 (150.0)
Seconds per poss: Georgetown 17.2, Memphis 18.3

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