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Radford Highlanders Vs. Georgetown Hoyas: 3-Point Preview

Georgetown looks to avenge their loss to Kansas by getting a win against Radford, who has won three games in a row

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Turning the ball over

Georgetown has forced many turnovers in the past few games, but have also committed many turnovers. In the game against Kansas, Georgetown forced 17 turnovers, but had 16 also. The Hoyas have had silly turnovers such as not catching the ball, or making passes that should not be made. The one thing Georgetown needs to fix is turning the ball over. As conference play awaits, they need to fix the problem because they are projected to be the second best team in the conference, but the conference is shaping to be one of the best in college basketball. Against Radford, they can't turn the ball over because I expect them to run this team out of the gym.

Will D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera be consistent?

Against Radford, it is imperative that Smith-Rivera starts to be consistent because he has the potential to be. Last game against Kansas, he shot 3-for-15 from the field and that is unlike him. After the game against Radford, Georgetown will only have two more games left before the first game of conference play which is against Xavier on the road. Everyone knows DSR is a scoring machine, but he needs to and be efficient on a consistent basis.

Will Radford be able to keep up with Georgetown?

After losses, Georgetown typically blows a lot of team out. But Radford is on a three game winning streak. Radford's Javonte Green is averaging 13 points per game. and can score really well. Georgetown will most likely shoot the ball well against Radford in the early going of the game, but sometimes they have slow starts. If Radford wants to stay in the game, they will either double team Joshua Smith because every player has called him a huge player or prevent D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera from shooting the ball. Or prevent middle penetration from LJ Peak. There are multiple ways that Georgetown can beat a team and it will be interesting to see how Radford defends the Hoyas.