Georgetown beat Kansas State, 90-63, in the second round of hte Puerto Rico Tip-Off Friday afternoon.
Nov. 22, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico - After a tough opening round loss in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday, the Georgetown University men's basketball team bounced with an impressive shooting performance en route to a 90-63 win over Kansas State in the second round on Friday afternoon at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente.
Georgetown improves to 2-2 overall with the win, while Kansas State falls to 2-3. The Hoyas will play the winner of a game between Long Beach State and Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.
Sophomore guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill) scored a game-high 25 points to lead four players in double figures. Junior forward Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) scored 16 points to go with three rebounds and three steals, while junior center Joshua Smith (Kent, Wash./Kentwood/UCLA) added 13 points and senior guard Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep) added 11 points and a career-high eight assists.
The 90 points scored by Georgetown were a season-high and the 11th time a Georgetown team scored by John Thompson III has scored at least 90. The Hoyas also connected on 63.5 percent of their field goals (33-of-52), the seventh-best single game performance under JTIII.
Georgetown had jumped out to a 17-point lead at the break and maintained that in the opening minutes of the second half as a layup from Smith made it 47-30. Kansas State pulled to within 14 points, 51-37, on a jumper from Wesley Iwundu with 16:06 left, but Georgetown responded with 12-3 run over 4:18 and to take a 23-point lead on the second of two-straight baskets from Trawick with 11:46 to play in the game.
A three-pointer from Smith-Rivera at the 9:16 mark made it 70-46 and the Hoyas took their biggest lead, 26 points, after a pair of baskets from Smith, first at 8:37 to make it 72-46 and then at 8:09, making it 74-48.
The Hoyas took their biggest lead of the game, 29 points, on a layup from senior guard John Caprio (North Caldwell, N.J./Seton Hall Prep), making it 90-61 with 49 seconds left in the game.
The Hoyas took a 17-point lead at the break, 45-28, after connecting on 63.0 percent of their field goals (17-of-27) and having eight different players score, with six players scoring at least five points.
Like they did in Thursday's game against Northeastern, the Hoyas jumped out to a quick start, scoring the first 10 points of the game and taking a 10-0 lead on a Starks layup just over three minutes into the contest. K-State pulled to within four points as an 8-2 spurt capped by free throws form Gipson narrowed the gap to 12-8.
The score was 16-12 when the Hoyas went on an 11-0 run over a span of 4:54 and took a 27-12 on a layup from Hopkins at the 6:46 mark. A three-pointer from Smith-Rivera at 6:05 made it 30-14 and a jumper from Lubick at 4:53 maintained the 16-point lead, 32-16. A three-pointer from freshman forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic) gave GU its biggest lead of the half, 41-22, with 22 seconds left.
Ten different players scored for Georgetown, as the Hoyas shot 63.5 percent from the floor (33-of-52), hit 46.2 percent of their three-pointers (6-of-13) and 81.8 percent of their free throws (18-of-22). K-State held a 32-28 advantage on the boards, while GU handed out 19 assists, with only seven turnovers, five blocks and seven steals.
Junior forward Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) scored eight points and had six rebounds, while junior Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass./St. Marks) added four points and four rebounds and senior center Moses Ayegba (Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian [Md.]) added four points, two boards and two blocks in 18 minutes..
Georgetown Men's Basketball Announces 2015-16...
Highlighted by a home game against long-time rival Syracuse, a tournament appearance at Madison...
Former Hoya Patrick Ewing Jr. Joins Men’s...
Former Georgetown University men’s basketball star Patrick Ewing Jr. has joined the staff...
Georgetown Releases Non-League Schedule for...
Georgetown University Head Men's Basketball Coach John Thompson III announced the team's non-leag...
Italy Trip: Georgetown Visits Florence
Georgetown Visits Florence
Mourning, Derrickson Help to Lead Georgetown...
and Georgetown held off a last second attempt for a tie en route to a 76-73 win over SAM Basket...
Georgetown Falls Short Against BC Atletas, 90-8...
Four players scored in double figures for Georgetown but it wasn’t enough as BC Atletas, a ...
Post Game Talk with Rich and Coach
Italy Trip - Post Game talk with Rich and Coach
Hoyas Tour Continues in Pisa as Team Visits...
After an impressive win on Tuesday night in Rome, the Georgetown University men's basketball team...
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
Saturday, Nov 14 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball Radford 12:00 PM FS2 Tuesday, Nov 17 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball at Maryland 9:00 PM ESPN2 Friday, Nov 20 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball vs Wisconsin 5:00 PM ESPN2 Sunday, Nov 22 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball vs Duke/VCU TBA ESPN Saturday, Nov 28 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball Bryant University 12:00 PM FS2 Tuesday, Dec 1 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball Maryland Eastern Shore 7:00 PM FS1 Saturday, Dec 5 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Basketball Syracuse 1:00 PM FOX
- Online Stores & Tickets