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Texas A&M CC vs. Georgetown: Halftime Notes

The defense of the Islanders has kept them in the game, but Georgetown has looked better on offense

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- Georgetown's offense has looked better since the beginning of the game, but that is due in large part because Mikael Hopkins has been aggressive on both ends. Of note, Hopkins was able to score on the first two possessions of the game.

- Joshua Smith is looking better than he did in the first half because he is demanding the ball in the paint.

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- Texas A&M CC has controlled L.J. Peak in this game, unlike St. Francis' effort, because he has not scored over 10 points in the half. The defense of the Islanders has been pressuring a lot of the ball handlers, and Peak has been quiet, but it is not necessarily all his fault. The length of the Islanders is affecting him, and some of the calls have been lopsided so far. Peak will need to get it going in the second half. His offense is not affecting his defense though, because he has been doing a good job on the guards and the wings.

- As I noted, Joshua Smith has looked better in the first half than he did in the entire game against St. Francis Brooklyn. The one thing that he has doing is demanding the ball in the paint and is posting up. The only person that has tried to stop him is Rashawn Thomas when he is in the game, but he's been unfazed so far, shooting a stellar 80 percent from the field, and defense is looking really good, too. The same thing will need to continue in the second half.

- Smith leads all scorers with 10 points and 6 rebounds.

- Texas A&M Corpus Christi's defense has really been good on the guards, as they are refusing to let D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera get in the paint to corral rebounds. They have scored 13 points off of Georgetown's nine turnovers. The defense will need to improve if the Islanders want to stay in the game. Look for Georgetown to try to run the ball up the court in the next 20 minutes of play.