And-Ones: Additional news and notes from Georgetown-Providence

January 31, 2016

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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 nothing but high praise for Providence junior guard Kris Dunn after Saturday’s game.

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“He may be the best guard that has come through this league in a long time,” said Thompson. “And I’m talking about what he does offensively, what he can get for himself, he’s one of the best passers I’ve seen this year and he’s an elite, elite defender. He can impact the game in so many different facets at a level that not many players can do.”

  • After receiving national attention for his interruption of last Tuesday’s press conference, former Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson Jr. stayed quiet for the entirety of the Hoyas’ six-minute presser.
  • Senior center Bradley Hayes’ 11 points were the most scored by the seven-footer since he had 11 points against UNC Asheville earlier this season.
  • Sophomore forward Isaac Copeland continued his offensive slump, finishing with only two points off 1-of-5 shooting in just 19 minutes played. Copeland has only scored in double-figures once in the last eight games after scoring double-digits in 12 of the Hoyas’ first 14 contests.
  • The Hoyas committed 17 turnovers overall, their most since they committed 18 against Brown earlier this season.
  • The Hoyas trailed 38-28 at halftime. They are now 1-6 this season when trailing at the half. They’re 12-1 when leading at the half.
  • Georgetown leads the all-time series between the two schools 44-23. The Friars have won four of the last five games between the teams, but Georgetown has won eight of the last 12 overall. Under Thompson, the Hoyas are 9-5 against Providence and 45-49 against nationally-ranked teams.
  • Providence’s No. 10 ranking entering Saturday was the highest they have ever had in a matchup against Georgetown. It’s only the second time any ranked Providence team has played at Georgetown, the last coming in Feb. of 1987, when the then-No. 20 Friars lost to then-No. 8 Georgetown 90-79 at the Capital Centre.
  • For those gambling aficionados, Georgetown entered Saturday’s game as 3.0-point favorites. The over/under was 138.5 points.


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