January 10, 2007
This and That: Villanova
As a companion to our traditional game coverage, HoyaReport.com presents This and That: Observations and happenings during G'town's 56-52 loss to Villanova.
Age Does Not Trump Youth This Time: Georgetown's junior frontcourt players and leading scorers and rebounders, Jeff Green (seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal), and Roy Hibbert (two points, three rebounds, three blocks) didn't have their best outing against Villanova, for various reasons.
Green got into early first half foul trouble, limiting his minutes in that period to eight. He finished with 26 minutes, but didn't seem to get truly untracked.
Hibbert had his worst game of the season, not registering a shot attempt (though he was fouled while shooting), and also looking out of sync. Given his position of center - and its inherent dependence on others supplying the ball as much as his needing to correctly demand it - Thompson lamented his team's ability to utilize Roy.
Hoya coach John Thompson, III, felt his team "threw it away, trying to throw it in, repeatedly," attempting to get Hibbert the ball near the basket (the Hoyas accounted for 22 turnovers). G'Town's third year coach continued "We have to do a better job of him getting position, of feeding the post, of (Roy) showing (presenting himself for the ball). All of the above."
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