Feb. 4, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will look to its extend its BIG EAST win streak to six games on Saturday, Feb. 5, hosting conference rival Providence at Verizon Center. Tipoff at The Phonebooth is slated for noon.
The game will be shown live on MASN, with Mike Gleason and Bob Wenzel calling all of the action. The game will also be shown on SNY in New York, KJLA in Los Angeles, WCUU-CA in Chicago, WPHL in Philadelphia, Brighthouse in Tampa-St. Pete and Orlando, WTAE in Pittsburgh, WHMB in Indianapolis, EKRC in Cincinnati, WWHO in Columbus, Time-Warner in Milwaukee, Albany (N.Y.), WLYH in Harrisburg, WHAS in Louisville, Cox in New Orleans and Providence, WBXX in Knoxville, WBDT in Dayton, WTVQ in Lexington, TW-W12 in Green Bay, TW-Rochester (N.Y.), TW-Syracuse, WMSN in Madison, Wis., WMYS in South Bend (Ind.), WHVL in Johnstown (Pa.), WAZE in Evansville (Ind.), WYTV in Youngstown (Ohio), WHTV in Lansing (Mich.) and WTVO in Rockford (Ill.)
The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard locally on ESPN 980 AM.
The Hoyas improved to 17-5 overall and 6-4 in the BIG EAST with a 62-59 win over No. 15 Louisville on Monday at Verizon Center. It was the fifth-straight win in league play for the Hoyas, the longest since winning six in a row during the 2007-08 season. Georgetown is ranked No. 13 in the country in the latest Associated Press Top 25 and No. 14 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches' poll.
Senior guard Chris Wright (Bowie, Md./St. John's College H.S. [D.C.]) scored a season-high 24 points in the win over Louisville on Monday, connecting on 8-of-14 shots from the field and all eight of his free throw attempts. Wright is second on the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game and ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists, handing out 5.45 per game. The senior tri-captain ranks 32nd in the country in assists per game.
Senior guard Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha), who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after scoring 30 points in a win at No. 8 Villanova last Saturday, leads the team in scoring with 18.5 points per game. He ranks third in the BIG EAST in scoring, leads the league in three-point field goal percentage (46.8%), is fifth in the league in field goal percentage (53.5%) and sixth in the league in free throw percentage (86.5%).
Senior forward Julian Vaughn (Reston, Va./Oak Hill Academy), who scored 10 points, had five rebounds and four blocks in the Louisville win, is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.8 points per game and leads the team with 6.3 rebounds. Vaughn ranks 17th in the league in rebounds and is fourth in the BIG EAST in blocked shots, averaging 2.24 per game.
Junior guard Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) is third on the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game and is third on the team with 4.2 rebounds. Clark has connected on 50.5 percent of his shots from the field and is second on the team with 36 three-point field goals. Sophomore forward Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) is fifth on the team in scoring with 8.3 points per game and is second with 4.4 rebounds. He is ranked fourth in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage (53.2%) and fifth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (44.6%).
The trio of Hoya guards - Freeman, Wright and Clark - have combined to average 43.5 points per game and have accounted for 58.0 percent of the team's scoring (957 points of 1,649 total). That trio, the DC3, has combined to start the last 56 games and 250 over the last three years.
Georgetown leads the BIG EAST in field goal percentage and ranks No. 2 nationally, connecting on 50.8 percent from the floor. The Hoyas are second in the league in three-point field goal percentage and No. 30 in the country, hitting 38.9 percent from long distance. GU is also No. 36 in the country in free throw shooting (73.8%) and No. 16 in the country in assists per game.
This will be the 59th meeting all-time between Georgetown and Providence. The Hoyas lead the head-to-head series, 39-19, and have won the last four meetings.