Georgetown couldn’t make it easy on themselves at all on Wednesday night, as they found themselves on the receiving end of a 97-70 thumping by the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 3rd Place Game in the 2016 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
The Hoyas looked listless in the 27-point loss and allowed a staggering 50 points at the end of the first half and trailed by 15 entering the break. It didn’t get much better from their as Oklahoma State ran all over them and seemed to hit shots with relative ease.
With the loss, Georgetown falls to 2-4 on the year after a 1-2 stint in a place that was anything but paradise for them.
The Hoyas were mired by mental mistakes as they committed a ghastly 28 turnovers on the night. The Pokes feasted off those turnovers, scoring in bunches, as Georgetown simply dug themselves into a gaping hole and shot themselves repeatedly in the foot.
Rodney Pryor led the way for the Hoyas on Wednesday night with 15 points scored. Bradley Hayes and Akoy Agau were not too far behind him with 13 and 11 points respectively. L.J. Peak, perhaps the best player for Georgetown to this point, scored nine points on nine shots.
Jeffrey Carroll of the Pokes led all Oklahoma State scorers with 20 points off the bench. Jawun Evans was the leading starter for the Pokes as he dropped 13 points on the night. Brandon Averette and Cameron McGriff joined them in double figures with 11 and 12 points respectively.