The Georgetown Hoyas take the court Tuesday night to face the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks at the Verizon Center.
The Hoyas come in at 2-3, looking to reach .500 for the first time on the young campaign. They defeated the Bryant Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at home.
Maryland Eastern-Shore comes into the game at 1-4. They picked up a victory over the weekend against St. Francis (PA), after losing their first four games of the season.
How to watch, listen, or stream
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports 1
Radio: CBS Sports Radio 1580 Washington DC (Georgetown)
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go
Line: Georgetown opened as a 25-point favorite on OddsShark. The line has since jumped to 25.5
ATS Records: Georgetown: 4-1 ATS. UMES: 1-0 ATS
Georgetown and Maryland-Eastern Shore have met six times, with the Hoyas winning all six match-ups.
3 things to watch
1. Maryland-Eastern Shore's offensive struggles
The Eagles have been horrendous offensively this season. They're averaging just 63 points per game which is tied for 325th in all of college basketball. To make things worse, they turn the ball over at a horrendous rate. Per KenPom, the Eagles are 339th (of 351 teams) in the country with a TO% of 23.4. This means, for every 100 possessions, they commit 23.4 turnovers.
2. Maryland-Eastern Shore's defensive struggles
For as bad as the Eagles are on offensive, they've been even worse on defense. The Eagles have an Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (points allowed per possession * 100) of 109.1, making them 326th in college basketball. NCAA average is 102.0. Villanova, the first-ranked team, has an AdjD of 88.8, for reference.
The Eagles also struggle at creating steals. 5.7 per 100 possessions, which is 326th in college basketball.
3. What does it mean for Georgetown?
The Hoyas, despite their 2-3 record, are one of the best offensive teams in the country. They have four players (Isaac Copeland, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, L.J. Peak, and Bradley Hayes) averaging at least 10 points per game.
Georgetown's AdjO is 27th in the nation at 111.2. They should be able to score at will against a poor Maryland-Eastern Shore team and turn this game into a runaway fairly early on to get to .500.
Up next for Georgetown after this game? The Syracuse Orange make their way to the Verizon Center for a nationally televised showdown on Saturday afternoon.