Georgetown Men's Basketball Travels to Old Dominion for Non-League Contest
Nov. 27, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The No. 5-ranked Georgetown University men's basketball team hits the road on Tuesday afternoon for a matchup on Wednesday night at Old Dominion. The Hoyas and Monarchs will tip off at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 7 p.m.
The game will be shown live on MASN, with Jason Knapp and former Hoya standout Mark Tillmon handling the analysis. The game can be heard locally on AM 570, with Rich Chvotkin calling all of the action.
Georgetown enters the game ranked No. 5 in the country for the fourth-straight week since the 2007-08 season began. The Hoyas, who improved to 3-0 with a 58-47 win over Ball State last week, are ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches' poll.
The Hoyas' win over Ball State was the team's third-straight to start the season, including wins over William & Mary (68-53) and Michigan (74-52).
Senior center Roy Hibbert (Adelphi, Md./Georgetown Prep) leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He scored 23 points in the season opener and has reached double figures in scoring in the last nine games dating back to last season. Junior guard Jessie Sapp (New York, N.Y./National Christian Academy [Md.]) is second on the team in scoring with 13.7 points per game and leads the team with 5.0 assists per game.
Senior guard Jonathan Wallace (Harvest, Ala./Sparkman) and sophomore DaJuan Summers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) are tied for third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.7 points per game. Wallace is second on the team in three-point field goals made (7), while Summers is second in rebounding, grabbing 6.3 boards per game.
Freshman Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha) is averaging 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds, while senior Patrick Ewing, Jr. (Marietta, Ga./National Christian Academy [Md.]) is contributing 4.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
Wednesday night's game will be the fourth meeting between Georgetown and Old Dominion. The Monarchs lead the head-to-head series 2-1, including a 75-62 win over Georgetown at McDonough Arena last season. The teams first met during the 1976-77 season, with the Monarchs posting an 80-58 win in the ECAC Southern Division Tournament. Two years later, in 1978-79, Georgetown posted a 73-52 win over ODU in the ECAC Southern Division Tournament.
Old Dominion enters Wednesday's game with a 3-3 overall record. The Monarchs won their first two games of the season, beating South Carolina State and Toledo, but have lost three of their last four games, including back-to-back losses to No. 1 North Carolina (99-82) and No. 6 Louisville (64-53). ODU's rotation features 10 players averaging at least 12 minutes per game. Nine different players are scoring at least 3.0 points per game. Sophomore forward Gerald Lee leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. Senior guard Brian Henderson is second on the team with 10.2 points. Senior guard Abdi Lidonde is averaging 9.7 points and has hit a team-best 13 three-pointers (37.1%). Senior guard Brandon Johnson is averaging 8.8 points and a team-leading 6.0 assists per game. Senior center Sam Harris has started all six games and is averaging 4.3 points and 4.0 blocks per game. ODU is averaging 65.3 points per game, shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from three-point land.