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Smith's 3-point play cuts lead to 54-45. First time Hoyas trailed by single digits since 17-8.
Byron Scott, what’s been your team’s calling card so far this season? “That we get hurt a lot.”
Georgetown back within 10 once again. Xavier has been perfect when it comes to fending off the Hoyas previous rallies.
Xavier 48-35 U8. Now seems like a good time to unleash the Bowen-Peak-DSR-Copeland with Hop or Trawick lineup and press, press, press.
Screams from Xavier's bench: " WIN THE WAR. WIN THE WAR."
That 3 by Bluiett gave Xavier its largest lead at 48-30. Davis and Bluiett with 27 points. Hoyas have a bit less.
Skateboarding bulldog alert. Maybe Jack can stop Myles Davis.
Amazing that Hoyas are only down 10. Plenty of time. Not turning the ball over is the issue.
Hoyas with 17 turnovers, already a season-high in regulation with 13+ minutes left.
Hoyas need both of those things in abundance right about now.
I'd like to see Tre Campbell and Aaron Bowen in sooner than later. Campbell brings confidence and playmaking. Bowen makes rim-rocking plays.
Copeland sinks a 3 and, hell, Hoyas *only* down 33-23. But, Smith picks up 3rd foul on the play 16:35 left.
DSR with buckets on consecutive possessions after going without one in 1H. Alas, Xavier matched both.
Here. We. Go.
We're focusing on missed shots and turnovers, as we should. Let's also note ZERO offensive rebounds for Hoyas. if you go 4-16, caroms exist.
Dec. 31 - Ranked Hoyas lose at Xavier, fall out of rankings. Jan. 27 - Ranked Hoyas trail Xavier 29-16 at half. Deja vu all over again?
Copeland gets the basket after Hoyas go 11:16 with a FG. Trail 29-16 at half.
Still no baskets, but Hoyas get crowd into game with four free throws and some defensive stops. Baby steps. 23-12.
Xavier 23-9 U4. Hoyas almost 8 minutes without a FG. That assertive edge that finished off Marquette has been replaced with uncertainty.
It's not that Joshua Smith hasn't made a basket. It's that he's only attempted one.
Things now very serious for Hoyas. Xavier with 12 straight points for a 23-8 lead.
Some stats are telling. Hoyas with NINE turnovers in the opening 12:37. Had 10 in overtime win at Marquette.
Xavier 17-8 U7. Hoyas with 9 turnovers and Xavier on 12-2 run.
Hoyas struggling for baskets, but now Hopkins to FT line so all is good. Or not. From 11-12 at Marquette to missing both here.
Actually, you know which non All-Star would have a great chance in the cumulative All-Star Sat. night? Gordon Hayward.
Let’s say you could pick anyone in the league for the last tweet, as long as they aren’t an All-Star. Eric Bledsoe is my first choice.
Xavier 9-6 U 12. It's a turnover and clank fest so far for Hoyas. Four turnovers, 2 for 7 from the field.
A better question: who would win if the same four people did all three Sat. night events (no shooting stars) and got a cumulative score?
L.J. Peak enters for Hoyas.
(I’d pick Victor Oladipo to win the three-point shootout and Wes Matthews to win the dunk contest)
What if the dunk contest and three-point shootout fields swapped? Who would win each event?
You realize how big Josuha Smith is when noting he's 90-ish punds heavier than Stainbrook. Smith called him a "big dude."
I predict Giannis wins, Plumlee sneaks into the final, Oladipo is the hard-luck loser and LaVine flops, sadly.
Scoreboard shows Jabril Trawick starting and Isaac Copeland, not L.J. Peak.
Long live Biggie and Jay and @Dragonflyjonez http://t.co/GIzeKBxo9x
Jabril Trawick dressed and warming up for Hoyas.
Not gonna lie, kinda wish I was in Richmond for GW-VCU. A10 leaders and whatnot. That said, Verizon Center much, much closer.
I've arrived at Verizon Center for Georgetown-Xavier and not just so I won't get fined. No. 21 Hoyas 6-1 since 12/31 loss at XU. Tip at 7.
Pierce on why trash talk is dying: “Computers…They play NBA2K instead of going to the park.”
Fewell has been a defensive coordinator for the last nine seasons, including five with the Giants. He reportedly also had an offer from SF.
Pierce on Kobe: “He’s an icon. He’s a player that’s defined this generation and a lot fans come out to see him.”
Beal on 3pt contest: “I’ll always consider it…But there’s still some great shooters. I can’t even be mad at it.”
Bradley Beal: “I just feel comfortable getting to the midrange and pulling up sometimes. Sometimes I do wish I shot more threes though.”
Marshawn Lynch, triumphant hero to every American who's ever hated HR meetings.
John Wall and Stephen Curry are going to compete in a shooting competition of some sort on all-star Saturday according to a press release.
I get that adding "gate" to every controversy is annoying, but Ballgahzi? Sounds cute, I mean, if we overlook that people died.
Not even trying to be the "too cool for media day" guy. Jay Cutler the Dad is just that perfect.
Still say most amazing part of Earl Barron's brief run with Wizards was Wittman using him over Okafor during 4Q of the season opener.
I have zero strong feelings about how All-Star reserves and MVP are determined. Determining a player’s value is hard.
Gallo and the Nuggets have a point. He was definitely going into his shooting motion when Barnes fouled him.