Home > Bracketology, Current Updates, S-Curve > Quick Takes: Hoyas look the part against Texas

Quick Takes: Hoyas look the part against Texas

Dave2015Georgetown played its best half of the season and looked the part of an NCAA tournament team while pulling away from Texas at Madison Square Garden.  Mac McClung led four Hoyas in double-figures with 19 points, and G’Town won despite limited minutes from Omer Yurtseven, who was saddled with foul trouble.  Just as important, the victory sets up match-up tonight against Duke in the 2K Empire Classic Championship.

A follow-up question might be … How good is Penn State?  The Nittany Lions rolled the Hoyas, 81-66, a week ago in DC.  We’ll see how both advance.

Much of the other action on Thursday went as planned, setting up some tasty pre-holiday matchups today in Charleston and Myrtle Beach – including Villanova vs. Mississippi State, Florida vs. Miami and Xavier vs. Connecticut.

Additional Quick Takes … 

  • It wasn’t a great evening for a trio of Pac-12 teams … Hofstra knocked off UCLA as the Bruins depart for Maui, Coastal Carolina tripped up Utah in Myrtle Beach, and Washington State lost at home to Omaha.
  • Notre Dame survived in overtime at home against Toledo.  The win moves to Irish to 5-1, although their best asset thus far is probably a competitive loss at North Carolina to open the season.
  • Missouri State missed another chance to collect a resume builder by falling to Miami. The Bears now have close loss to both Xavier and the Canes – plus the early loss to Little Rock. Thursday’s miss also keeps the Bears away from the winner’s bracket, where additional opportunities would have surfaced.  The good news: they still have trips to LSU and VCU.
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: