Tuesday, February 3, 2009

35 Second Shot Clock

Eww. That's the best way to sup Rutgers 57-47 loss at Georgetown. Instead of painting a narrative, some statistics will do.
  • The 47 points were a season-low
  • Rutgers turned the ball over 21 times, a season high
  • They shot 38.6% from the field and just 6-19 in the first half
  • They had just 10 assists to counter the 21 turnovers
  • Georgetown had 11 steals
  • Mike Rosario was the only Knight in double figures
Rosario explained his team's trouble offensively:
"It was just us. It was us being impatient and us trying to make a play as soon as possible. And that’s what killed us."

Greg Monroe had a monster line. He scored 10 points, grabbed 7 boards, had 6 assists and came up with four steals:
“I’m just trying to win. That’s all I’m trying to do. I’m just trying to get a win for my team.”

Fred Hill said there was a lot to find wrong with:
It was everything. Certainly Georgetown’s defense, our decision-making, ball handling, 16 turnovers from our guards. You’re not going to win a game that way. It’s almost shocking to me that you can claw back and be in a game down by ten after they had a 20-point lead. Like usual we dug ourselves a big hole and we’re great at climbing back out of it, but you can’t turn the ball over 21 times against a good ball club and expect to be in a game and win a game.”

Jesse Sapp was just happy to win:
"With this win, we feel like we're back on track and we just want to continue to do the things that we did in this game and improve on them so we can win the next game."

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