Huskies Hand Win to Hoyas

In the first meeting between the prestigious Georgetown Hoyas and Washington Huskies, it was the Hoyas that came out on top 74-66 Saturday at the John Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif. Although the Huskies came out on the losing side, they showed incredible effort throughout the game which kept them close to pulling off an upset.

The Huskies came out firing to start the game and showed the country that they were not going to be pushed around by the bigger team from Washington D.C. 

Team captain Quincy Pondexter, who finished with 23 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists, came out firing on all cylinders and the Hoyas had no answer for him as he scored seven of the first nine points and also forced two quick turnovers.

At half-time the game was still tightly contested as the Hoyas went into half with only a one point lead.  However, UW could have easily gone in with the lead if they would have played with more composure and not forced passes and shots.

The second-half was a complete collapse on the Huskies' part, as Georgetown came out playing while it seemed like UW was still in the locker room.

The Hoyas ran out to a quick 12-0 run in the first three minutes.  All of the baskets were in the paint, except for two from the charity stripe after a rare technical foul on Husky Head Coach Lorenzo Romar.  It was his second technical this season. After going down by 16 points, UW slowly worked themselves back into the game with a 7-0 run with 11:30 left.  That brought the game back to 51-38 Hoyas.

Unfortunately for the Husky faithful, the turnovers kept piling up and they weren't able to pull themselves back into the game. It was a season-high of 24 turnovers.

For the last 10 minutes of the second-half the game fluctuated between 12-16 point leads for Hoyas till the last two minutes when the Huskies crept back into the game playing with a sense of urgency and pulled within six points in the final minute.

Overall from the field, UW shot 45.2 percent and was just 22.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.  They also shot 66.7 percent from the free-throw line, although they only had 9 chances all game compared to the 28 chances on the other end of the court for the Hoyas.

The next game the Huskies will play will be against Portland a week from today at Home at 7:00 p.m. PST.  It will be aired live on FSN.
Points: Pondexter 23, Thomas 21, Bryan-Amaning 5, Suggs 5, Holiday 4, Breshers 4, Overton 2, Gaddy 2
Rebounds: Bryan-Amaning 9, Pondexter 7, Holiday 6, Gaddy 6, Thomas 5, Trent 4, Turner 2, Overton 1
Assists: Pondexter 3, Thomas 2, Gaddy 2, Suggs 1, Holiday 1, Trent 1
Steals: Pondexter 5, Overton 2, Bryan-Amaning 1, Gaddy 1
Blocks: Bryan-Amaning 2, Breshers 1, Trent 1 Top Stories