The Georgetown Hoyas won back-to-back games for the first time since a sequence in January 2016, and it wasn’t remotely close from the jump.
The Hoyas squashed the Coppin State Eagles 96-4 to move up to the .500 mark on the year. The win sets Georgetown up to get back over the .500 mark again on Sunday when Elon comes to town.
Rodney Pryor was the star of the night again on Wednesday night. The former Robert Morris Colonial dropped 30 points in the victory, marking the second time that he’s hit the 30-point threshold this season. Pryor has now recorded at least 26 points in four of the Hoyas’ eight games this season.
Balance was the name of the game for the Hoyas on Wednesday night as they had only two players hit double figures (Pryor and Bradley Hayes who had 10 points). It would be wise to not be too heavy on the praise - this is what the Hoyas should be doing to teams like Coppin State - but it was a change of pace from what Georgetown fans and Big East observers have seen from them thus far this year.
Rodney Pryor is still scorching nets this year
Pryor’s hot shooting to start the year hasn’t cooled off yet. Entering the night, he’d been shooting 50 percent on 3-point attempts and 62.8 percent on 2-point attempts. After this effort, his numbers are up to 56 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 62.5 percent on everything inside. The hot shooting may eventually taper off, but for now, this has been fascinating to watch and Pryor has proved himself to be a terrific talent that the Big East peers should likely sweat.
Bradley Hayes had his best game of the year
Hayes dropped 10 points, pulled seven boards down and chipped in five assists in Georgetown’s victory over Coppin State. This proves to be his best effort of the season, usurping the 13-9-1 effort he had against Oklahoma State in the final game of the Maui Invitational. The hope for the Hoyas going forward is that Hayes returns to form from last year and continues to have performances like these. Wednesday night added a little bit of confidence to that, even if it was against an inferior opponent.
The Hoya Paranoia can cease... for now
So that phrase certainly has a different ring to it right now. Nevertheless, the Hoyas pieced together two wins against teams they should’ve beaten, and will be favored against Elon on Sunday. Let’s see if they make it three in a row, shall we?