Welcome to “And-Ones,” the Voice’s post-game notebook for all news, stats, and notes following each Georgetown men’s basketball game.
Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III had much to say about the play of sophomore forward Trey Mourning after the game. Mourning finished with a career-high six points off 2-of-4 shooting in 12 minutes and provided the Hoyas with a much-needed spark at the end of the first half.
“ He came through when his number was called,” said Thompson. “He’s one of the hardest workers we have on our team in terms of being in the gym, being in the weight room and putting in the extra work, so he’s prepared to have success when he gets in there.”
- Thompson also offered his thoughts on the questionable officiating during the game. His father, former Head Coach John Thompson Jr., a constant in home press conferences, even injected some colorful remarks that are not suited for print.
“During the course of the game we have to adjust to the officiating. You have to adjust to how they’re calling the game,” said Thompson III. “Sometimes it’s more difficult than others to adjust to how they’re calling the game and tonight was one of those nights, for one reason or another, we couldn’t quite adjust to how they were calling the game, but our guys fought and kept playing.”
- After their game against Connecticut Saturday night, the Hoyas were forced to stay in Hartford for two extra days due to Winter Storm Jonas. The team arrived at Dulles Monday afternoon. Despite the extended stay, the team still practiced on Sunday and Monday at a school just outside of Hartford.
- Georgetown leads the all-time series between the two Jesuit schools 5-3. The last Hoyas’ win came in the quarterfinal of the 2015 Big East Tournament, a 60-55 final score.
- For those gambling aficionados, Georgetown entered Tuesday’s game as four-point favorites. The over/under was 145 points.