😈 16 pts, 5 rebs for Vern
😈 Made 6 of our last 7 FG to help erase 11-point deficit
😈 20-13 edge on the boards
☹️ Hoyas shooting 57% from the floor
Reffing is never the sole reason for a team losing a game.
But it’s come pretty close to that tonight here for the Hoyas.
This is beyond compare.
FINAL: #1 Duke 81
Many will focus on the refs from this game, and rightly so.
But the Hoyas went toe-to-toe against the top team in the nation, and were a few bad whistles away from making this a game. Plenty of positives to take away.
HOYA SAXA! Hoyas hang tough with #1 Duke, lose 81-73.
win over Georgetown is looking better and better. Hoyas are legit. Ewing is doing a terrific job with that team. B1G teams will be paying close attention to the Nittany Lions. The rest of the country should too.
FINAL: Duke 81, Georgetown 73
Chippy, poorly-officiated game — but Duke gets 58 points from freshman trio of Wendell Moore, Cassius Stanley, Vernon Carey to win the 2K Empire Classic.
If Georgetown can cut down the TOs and keep Omer Yurtseven on the floor, Hoyas awfully tough.
Five of Georgetown’s 13 fouls — including its last four — have been offensive. Hoyas have five guys with two fouls, not getting a friendly whistle tonight.
Patrick Ewing very rarely lost his cool as a player.. but when he did 😡 move out that mans way #Duke #Hoyas #Refs https://t.co/YBTuvRQuig
FINAL- #Hoyas comeback falls short against No. 1/1 Duke, 81-73.
Yurtseven- 21pts, 5reb
Akinjo- 19pts, 6asts
"This whole trip is something we can build on. We beat the No. 22 team in the country. We went toe-to-toe with the No. 1 team in the country and had opportunities to win the ball game." - #Hoyas HC Patrick Ewing on the positives from Georgetown's trip to NYC/MSG
¡Ganamos la primera fuerte de 3 que llevamos!
Georgetown +14.5 [-125] 3U 💵💵💵
Desde un comienzo Hoyas estaba dominando el juego. En la segunda mitad se despegaron los de Duke pero al final el juego se definió por una diferencia menor a diez dígitos. https://t.co/cgKJW7nCOo
"That's what I'm hoping for, counting on. He's a load in there, there's not that many people who can guard him one-on-one. He just has to stay out of foul trouble." - #Hoyas HC Patrick Ewing on Omer Yurtseven eventually cutting down on fouls
Mac McClung. After 2 3s and what should have been a +1 early in 1st half, refs effectively took him out of the game with that call and again late in the half. ESPN can't be happy. Lost lots of viewers and a heck of a show. #HoyaSaxa #Hoyas #Duke
"I'm not going to cry about the whistles, we were up 12 in the first half. Omer Yurtseven had his second foul, we took him out, but we were still winning. Then it just went bottoms up. The momentum went their way." - #Hoyas HC Patrick Ewing https://t.co/tUYRBLF0ho
That was a tough game, for a multitude of reasons. However, the Georgetown Hoyas more than held their own against the #1 team in the country. Our recap of the Empire Classic final between the Hoyas and the Duke Blue Devils, below.
#SmackDown #SmackDownLive #SmackdownOnFOX intercontinental champion championship Georgetown hoyas salinas toni storm #DUKEvsGTWN #duke Patrick Ewing yasss https://t.co/JrUdGizD0c
#SmackDown #SmackDownLive #SmackdownOnFOX intercontinental champion championship Georgetown hoyas salinas toni storm #DUKEvsGTWN #duke Patrick Ewing https://t.co/JrUdGizD0c
As a big fan of Big East basketball, I’m still salty. Georgetown played better than Duke tonight and absolutely should’ve won that game.
One thing though, I love Patrick Ewing as a coach. He gets it and will go to war for his players. The Hoyas have a good one.
FINAL: No. 1 Duke 81, Georgetown 73
Hoyas got beat up on the glass, mainly offensive
Yurtseven & McClung struggled to stay on the court in the first half.
Pickett & Mosely combined for 2 points and 9 turnovers
- NC State transfer Ömer Yurtseven has NBA talent. First time I’ve seen him play. 7 feet tall, can play with his back to his basket, can roll off both shoulders, can jump off his opposite leg, shot blocker, touch. Good skill player with intangibles For the Hoyas! c/o: @CasualHoya
Georgetown may not have pulled out the win tonight against Duke, but they’ve gained a lot of respect the past few days. The Hoyas have woken up a bit and their big 3 of Akinjo, McClung, and Yurtseven should lead them towards a finish in the top half of the BE this year...
Coach Thompson Sr needs to come back! George Town was Exciting to Watch,When Hoyas was Winning Like that n the 90's👏👏👏👏😁😅
Hoyas were the better team especially in the first half. Refs took all the momentum away. The positives are that now we know that Gtown can play with anyone in the country. They will only get better. I like this team.
Omer Yurtseven’s 21 second-half points are not enough as the Hoyas lost the finals of the 2k Empire Classic to No. 1 Duke 81-73. Georgetown shot 51% from the field but turned the ball over 24 times.