Sims Has Career Day as Georgetown Uses Big Second Half in 83-54 Win

Otto Porter (AP Photo)

Nov. 12, 2011

Final Stats |  Quotes |  Photo Gallery 1  |  Photo Gallery 2 

Georgetown 83, Savannah State Get Acrobat Reader

WASHINGTON - Senior center Henry Sims (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) scored a career-high 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and had five assists, while junior forward Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) chipped in 13 points, four rebounds and four assists as nine different players scored at least one point, leading the Georgetown men's basketball team to an 83-54 win over Savannah State in the season opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center. The Hoyas are now 1-0 overall, while Savannah State is 0-1.

Senior guard Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) added nine points, two assists and two steals, while sophomore forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass./St. Mark's) added eight points, seven rebounds and tied a career-high with five assists and freshman forward Otto Porter (Sikeston, Mo./Scott County Central) added nine points and eight rebounds.

The Hoyas led by eight points (32-24) at the break, but a three-pointer Deric Rudolph and a layup from Joshua Montomery cut the lead to 32-29 20 seconds into the half and forced Georgetown to call a timeout. The Hoyas responded with a 10-0 run over 3:12 capped by a layup from Sims that forced the Tigers to call a timeout. After the timeout, the run continued with a dunk from Lubick giving the Hoyas a 44-29 lead.

After a jumper from Rashad Hassan cut the lead to 44-31, Georgetown used an 8-0 run and took its biggest lead, 52-31, on a three-pointer from Thompson with 12:53 to play.

The lead grew to 22 points, 70-48, on a three-pointer from Porter with 4:25 left in the game, while a layup from freshman forward Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) gave GU its biggest lead of the game at 29 points, 83-54, with nine seconds left to play in the game.

Georgetown opened up a 32-24 lead at the half, with Savannah State hanging within four points for most of the first 20 minutes. Leading by only four points, 25-21, after a jumper from Patrick Hendley, the Hoyas used a 7-0 spurt over 2:49 and took a 32-21 lead on a free throw from freshman guard Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends). A three-pointer from Deric Rudolph cut the lead to eight points.

The Hoyas led from the start after a basket from Sims, but the Tigers hung in, cutting the lead to three points, 10-7, on a layup from Rashad Hassan. A mini run of 6-1 gave GU a 16-8 lead on a layup from Clark with 9:16 6o play. The lead was still eight points, 23-15, on a three-pointer from and Greg Whittington (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) with 5:38 left in the half, but the Tigers used a 6-2 spurt to pull within four points.

Georgetown connected on 66.7 percent of its shots from the field (34-of-51), hit 53.3 percent of its three-pointers (8-of-15) and 58.3 percent of its free throws (7-of-12). The Hoyas held a 34-29 advantage on the boards, handed out 22 assists and committed 14 turnovers with 10 blocks and eight steals.

Sophomore guard Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep) added eight points, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes while Hopkins finished with four points, three rebounds and two blocks and Trawick added five points and two rebounds.

The Hoyas continue their homestand on Monday, Nov. 14, hosting UNC Greensboro in a Mainland game of the Maui Invitational at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on MASN and can be heard locally on AM 570.

 

 

More Headlines
Georgetown Drops Heartbreaker in Overtime to Visiting... Syracuse tied the game with a minute remaining in regulation, and proceeded... Hoyas Play Longtime Rival Syracuse on Saturday Afternoon The Georgetown men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday... Jessie Govan Picks Up his Fourth BIG EAST Weekly Honor... Georgetown University junior center Jessie Govan has been selected to the BIG... Georgetown Handles North Carolina A&T, 83-74 Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team continued its...
Shop Now
Auctions

#HoyaSaxa

widget powered by zoomph

Schedules

December 16
L, 86-79 (OT)
Syracuse
Capital One Arena
RECAP

CBS
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 20
7:00 PM
North Texas
Capital One Arena

FS2
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 23
12:00 PM
Alabama A&M
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 27
6:30 PM
Butler
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
December 30
4:30 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 2
9:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 6
12:00 PM
Creighton
Capital One Arena

FSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 9
6:30 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 13
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Newark, N.J.

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 17
6:30 PM
Villanova
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 20
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 24
8:30 PM
DePaul
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 27
8:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 3
6:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 6
8:30 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 10
4:00 PM
Seton Hall
Capital One Arena

CBSSN
106.7 WJFK-FM
February 13
6:30 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 21
6:30 PM
Xavier
Capital One Arena

FS1/FSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 24
12:00 PM
Providence
Capital One Arena

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 26
7:00 PM
Marquette
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM