Thompson Scores 18, Leads No. 14 Georgetown Past Connecticut, 58-44

Jason Clark

Feb. 1, 2012

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WASHINGTON - Junior forward Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) led three Hoyas in double-figures, as the No. 14 Georgetown University men's basketball team (17-4, 7-3 BIG EAST) defeated UConn (14-7, 4-5 BIG EAST), 58-44, on Wednesday night at Verizon Center.

It was the third win in the last four games for the Hoyas, who improve to 17-4 overall and 7-3 in the BIG EAST, while Connecticut falls to 14-7 overall and 4-5 in league play. The victory was the Hoyas fourth straight at home against the Huskies.

Senior center Henry Sims (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph's) added 13 points and senior guard Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) finished with 11 points and five rebounds.

The Hoyas led by 11 points, 40-29, midway through the second half after freshman forward Otto Porter (Sikeston, Mo./Scott County Central) hit one of two free throws, but UConn narrowed the lead to six points, 45-39, on a layup from DeAndre Daniels with 7:45 left in the game.

Georgetown, however, responded with a 10-5 run over 3:56 and took its biggest lead of the game, 55-41, on a layup from Sims with 3:49 to play. Clark started the spurt with a pair of baskets and Sims scored the final six points, including a thunderous dunk with 5:44 left in the game.

Georgetown led by 10 points (31-21) at the break and pushed the lead to 13 points after a three-pointer from Thompson early in the second half. The lead was 12 points, 37-25, after a conventional three-point play from the junior with 15:38 left in the game.

Clark helped erase an early UConn lead, scoring seven of the Hoyas' first nine points, including four straight points after a GU time-out to keep the fast-starting Huskies from pulling away, before both teams went cold from the floor. Freshman forward Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) ended four minutes of scoreless ball, banking a shot high off the glass to bring GU within two points, 13-11 starting the Hoyas 22-8 run over the rest of the first half.

A pair of Jeremy Lamb free throws extended UConn's lead to four points, but Porter pulled down an offensive rebound on the following possession, made the put back and converted a free throw to complete the three-point play, bringing GU within one-point, at 15-14.

A free-throw from Sims tied the score at 15-all and then Thompson would take over, making a three-pointer to give Georgetown an 18-15 lead, its first of the game. Thompson scored eight straight for the Hoyas, including two three-pointers, to give GU a 23-17 lead, forcing a UConn time-out with 3:44 left in the half.

Sims scored GU's next six points, before sophomore forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass./St. Marks) found Thompson on a back door cut to put Georgetown in front 31-21 at the half, as the Hoyas outscored UConn 24-8 over the last 16 minutes of the half.

Georgetown shot 43.8 percent from the floor (21-of-48), hit 38.5 percent of its three-pointers (5-of-13) and 73.3 percent of its free throws (11-of-15). The Hoyas held a 37-35 advantage on the boards and handed out 13 assists.

Georgetown is back in action at home on Saturday, Feb. 1, hosting South Florida at Verizon Center. Breakfast with the Hoyas at Verizon Center is slated for 11 a.m. The game will be shown live on ESPNU, with Beth Mowins and Tim Welsh calling all of the action and can be heard locally on ESPN 980 AM.


 

 

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