TEMPO-FREE BOX SCORE . Home Visitor . GEORGETOWN Florida Gulf Coast . 1st Half 2nd Half Total 1st Half 2nd Half Total Pace 33 44 77 Points 22 46 68 24 54 78 Effic. 67.4 104.3 88.6 73.6 122.5 101.7 eFG% 35.2 48.6 43.0 34.6 65.2 49.0 TO% 18.4 18.1 18.2 15.3 18.1 16.9 OR% 23.8 27.3 25.6 19.0 21.4 20.0 FTA/FGA 29.6 32.4 31.2 46.2 139.1 89.8 Assist Rate 44.4 73.3 62.5 62.5 76.9 71.4 Block Rate 11.1 12.5 11.8 10.5 5.6 8.1 Steal Rate 6.1 9.1 7.8 6.1 6.8 6.5 2FG% 42.1 50.0 45.9 33.3 56.2 44.1 3FG% 12.5 31.6 25.9 25.0 57.1 40.0 FT% 37.5 83.3 65.0 50.0 75.0 68.2
And so ends another season for your Georgetown Hoyas. I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older or just I've just grown numb to it, but the Hoyas fifth straight loss to a double-digit seed in the NCAA tournament just doesn't shock or distress me like they used to.
Instead, early in the second half when my sons asked that I play with them rather than watch the game, I said "Sure." Because rolling two five-year-olds into a comforter and tickling them until they could wriggle away was a lot more fun.
A few statistical observations from the evening:
- Georgetown's lack of an interior game came home to roost tonight. In spite of shooting a higher percentage on inside shots than the Eagles [GU: 10-15 on dunks, layups and tips, FGCU: 11-22], the Hoyas simply settled for far too many 2-pt jump shots [GU: 7/22, FGCU 4/12]. When a major conference team is unable to punish a mid-major inside, the playing field is leveled.
- While the game was certainly lost in the vespers half, the Hoyas did manage a stellar opening half of defense and had nothing to show for it but a two-point deficit. Georgetown's offense spurted because - you guessed it - too many jump shots. The Hoyas were 9/27 on FGs in the lift-off half: 3/6 on layups/tips; 5/13 on 2FG jumpers, 1/8 on 3FG jumpers.
- To start the game, the Hoyas grabbed 5/12 own available missed shots on their way to an 18-12 lead, even though they could only generate two points on those offensive rebounds. Georgetown didn't get another offensive rebound until 6:32 was left in the game.
- The bottom fell out during that stunning second-half run by FGCU. The Eagles managed to score on nine consecutive possessions in the course of a 21-5 stretch that broke the game wide open. During that run, the Hoyas attempted only one shot in the paint, which resulted in two (made) free throws for Jabril Trawick.
- Hats off to Markel Starks, who led the team in scoring in each half and was the chief architect of the furious comeback attempt in the last three minutes [10 pts, 2 assist, 1 steal in 2:09 of game time] and to Aaron Bowen, who managed a +8 game in 12 minutes played when Coach Thompson finally called for full-court pressure and a frenetic pace.
- And congratulations to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles for outplaying the Hoyas all night long in their historic upset win.
more stats after the jump