The Georgetown Hoyas improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2014-15 as their mid-major demolition tour brought the Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers to the Capital One Center.
It didn’t go well for the Mount, as Georgetown cruised to a 102-68 victory.
Five Hoyas scored in double-digits, which is always good to see. Jessie Govan led the way with 20 points (and 14 rebounds, his second straight double-double), as he’s benefitted the most from the coaching change/new offense through two games. Freshman Jahvon Blair had 19 points of his own. JaMarko Pickett and Kaleb Johnson each had 14 and Jagan Mosley had 13. It was one of the most well-rounded scoring efforts for the Hoyas in recent memory.
Freshman big man Chris Sodom saw some more playing time than he did Sunday, as well. He scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in 12 minutes, but had four fouls. The potential is certainly there for the seven-footer, though.
Of course, with every game the Hoyas play until Big East play opens, there’s the obvious caveat of “yeah, but look who they played”, which is fair. But my job is to try and draw as many takeaways as I can from what I see on a night to night basis. Georgetown is 2-0 and has played exceedingly well in the two games against lesser competition.
For the Mountaineers, Junior Robinson had a game-high 26 points. He’d be one of the nation’s best players if he was 6’2 instead of 5’5.
Also, it was Space Jam night and Georgetown Jack wore a Toon Squad jersey. It was fantastic. If a picture surfaces, I’ll be sure to drop it in here.
The Hoyas welcome Maryland Eastern Shore to DC on Saturday before going into their Thanksgiving week off.