After coming out the gates strong in the first half, dominating the post, getting good production from everyone Georgetown rolled to an easy victory against Towson. Georgetown's offense in the first half was great and it looked excellent after the slow start it had in the Bahamas against Butler. Joshua Smith played a huge role in Georgetown getting out to a big lead at halftime. Georgetown's defense played well, they only allowed Towson to score 17 points in the first half. Nobody on the Tigers had more than 4 points at halftime.
Georgetown came out in the second half looking to continue the hot start they had in the first half and that happened. The defense played well and the offense looked impressive to start the half. The three ball was going in and Towson had no answer to for that, or for Georgetown's post presence. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who had played decent in the Battle 4 Alantis tournament, was looking to continue to the start he had. Over the past couple of games, he has been scoring and passing very well. One thing that did well today was stay efficient from a shooting perspective and he did not try to force shots.
At no point in the game did Towson's offense heat up or go on a little run to make the game close. They lacked the energy level to keep up with the Hoyas this afternoon. After two straight losses, the Tigers should have known that Georgetown would be looking to come out on the fast start. Four McGlynn was really quiet in the game and did not make the impact that many thought he would make. Around the 6:00 minute mark in the second half, McGlynn started to make some shots, but that should have been the case earlier in the game.
Smith-Rivera led Georgetown in scoring with 16 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Also, he was 4-for-6 from the field, which is the same production from the guard going into Wednesday against the Kansas Jayhawks. Paul White also played well, scoring from behind the arc and playing aggressively on defense. Joshua Smith was efficient from the field. Georgetown's shots from behind the arc continued to fall, but do not expect the shots to always fall. Georgetown's defense was strong throughout the game and will need to continue to play like this.