One half is in the books in Washington D.C., and the Georgetown Hoyas are rocking the No. 4 Villanova Wildcats 42-20. Here are some notes from the first half.
- The 'Cats just haven't been able to get anything going in the paint. It's not just that they haven't been able to attack the paint, because they have, but at this point in time it's just been an inability to finish. It hasn't even been all about Georgetown's defense either, because there have been multiple occasion where a Nova players has gotten a good look but just hasn't been able to finish.
- Just when you thought the team was back on track with its 3-point shooting, the Wildcats struggle from outside against Penn, and the attrition beyond the arc has continued into this game as well. The worst part about this is the fact that, in order to have any hope of a comeback, they're going to have to shoot their way back into in from 3-point range.
- This season, the 'Cats have done a great job of moving the ball around and racking up the assists, but this one has been another story completely. To this point, Nova has only three assists, and to a point the shooting struggles can also be attributed to this
- This is one of the few times where I've ever seen the Wildcats look completely rattled. They look out of sync and confused, and the environment is affecting this experienced and usually composed team.
- At some point, Nova has to make some defensive adjustment, because whatever the plan is, it's not working. The Hoyas are getting whatever they want out there and offense, and if nothing changes defensively, this one will get even uglier in the second half.