Chris Wright drives through the defense during the first half.
March 18, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior guard Chris Wright (Bowie, Md./St. John's College H.S. [D.C.]) scored a team-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough as No. 3 seed Georgetown lost in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, 97-83, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Georgetown closes out its season with a 23-11 record, while Ohio improves to 22-14.
Sophomore center Greg Monroe (New Orleans, La./Helen Cox) recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds (and six assists) and freshman guard Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) added 16 points off the bench.
Georgetown trailed by 19 points, 63-44, after Ohio's Tommy Freeman hit a jumper with 13:14 left in the game, and by 16 points, 76-60, after Armon Bassett hit one of the Bobcats' 13 three-point field goals, with 8:36 left in the game. The Hoyas, however, would go on a 14-5 run and pulled to within seven points, 79-72, on a driving layup from sophomore guard Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) with 5:47 left in the game.
After a layup from junior guard Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha) made it 81-74, D.J. Cooper responded with a three-pointer with 3:55 left, making it 84-74. A free throw from Monroe made it 84-75, but Ohio responded with six straight points and pushed the lead back to 90-75 on Bassett free throws with 2:07 left in the game. The Bobcats hit 11-of-12 free throws in the final 2:35 to seal the win.
The Hoyas trailed by 12 points, 48-36, at the break, and a dunk from Clark made it 50-38, but a free throw and a dunk from DeVaughn Washington matched the Bobcats biggest lead of the game to that point, as Ohio took a 53-38 lead with 17:32 to play.
Georgetown pulled to within 11 points, 53-42, after Monroe hit a pair of free throws and Freeman scored on a driving layup with 16:52 to play. The Bobcats responded quickly and a three-pointer from Armon Bassett extended their lead to 16 points, 58-42, with 15:37 left in the game. A jumper from Tommy Freeman gave Ohio its biggest lead, 63-44, with 13:14 to play in the game.
The Hoyas were able to cut the lead to 13 points midway through the second half, first on a three-pointer from Thompson, 63-49, and then on a three-point play from Thompson, making it 68-55 with 10:41 remaining. With 8:36 left, Bassett hit another three-pointer, giving the Bobcats a 66-51 lead.
Ohio had jumped out to a quick 7-2 lead after a three-pointer from Tommy Freeman and baskets from Bassett, but a 6-1 Georgetown run, capped off by a Monroe layup at 14:53 tied the game at 8-all.
A three-pointer from Bassett gave the Bobcats an 11-8 lead, but a layup from Monroe and a three-pointer from Thompson gave GU a 13-11 lead with 12:47 to play. Georgetown led 15-13 after a layup from Wright, who scored 16 points in the first half, but consecutive jumpers, including one from Kenneth Van Kempen, gave the Bobcats a 17-15 lead. A three-pointer from Wright with 10:12 to play gave Georgetown an 18-17 lead, its last lead of the half.
Ohio proceeded to go on an 8-0 run over 1:23 and took a 25-18 lead on a three-pointer from Freeman with 8:10 to play in the half. That was part of a 13-2 spurt over 4:59 as the Bobcats turned a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead, pushing their advantage to 30-20, on a jumper from Bassett with 6:39 left.
The Bobcats hit 50 percent of their three-pointers in the first half (8-of-16) and Bassett and Freeman each connected on shots in the final minutes as Ohio extended its lead into the double digits. A three-pointer from Freeman with 2:25 to play gave the Bobcats a 46-31 lead. Clark hit a three-pointer with 2:04 left and Monroe scored on a tip-in to make it 48-36 at the half.
Wright hit 9-of-18 shots from the field and 7-of-10 from the free throw line to finish with 28 points, adding three assists. Monroe was 7-of-11 from the floor and hit 5-of-7 from the line to finish with 19 points. His double-double was the fourth in the last six games.
Georgetown shot 50.8 percent from the floor (31-of-61) and was 36.4 percent from three-point land (8-of-22) and 68.4 percent from the free throw line (13-of-19). The Hoyas out-rebounded Ohio 31-26, but committed 18 turnovers.
Ohio shot 58.2 percent from the floor (32-of-55), including a blistering 56.5 percent from three-point land (13-of-23). Bassett scored a game-high 32 points, hitting 9-of-17 shots from the floor and 5-of-10 from three-point land. Cooper finished with 23 points, connecting on 5-of-8 three-pointers.
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