GEORGETOWN HOYAS VS. CAMPBELL FIGHTING CAMELS
Time: Noon ET
TV: Fox Sports Net
Watch Online: Fox Sports Go
The Georgetown Hoyas are back in the nation’s capital. The Hoyas, 4-1, are on the heels of a 1-1 showing in Jamaica, having defeated the South Florida Bulls last Sunday. Of course, they were defeated by the Loyola Marymount Lions, who to their credit are 6-0 to this point. Nevertheless, Georgetown will be back in the MCI Center (I know, I also don’t care) to take on the Campbell Fighting Camels.
Campbell is 3-2 at this point in the season. Head coach Kevin McGeehan’s club is coming off two victories in a row over the Florida A&M Rattlers and the Austin Peay Governors. Their two losses on the year came to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Ohio University Bobcats, which offset their opening night victory over the UNC Wilmington Seahawks.
Chris Clemons is going to be the player to watch in this game. Clemons is off to a ridiculous start to the season, having averaged 31.6 points per game so far. Yes, I said 31.6 points per game. Clemons is just 5-foot-9 and was one of the nation’s top scorers a season ago and nearly went to the NBA before deciding to go back to school. Campbell’s all-time leading scorer is already well on his way to stretching that margin at the summit as he’s had outings of 44, 27, 26, 27 again and 34 in his last game against Austin Peay. We will see if Georgetown has anybody who can stop Clemons from putting on a show very, very quickly.
The Hoyas will also have to account for freshman Isaac Chatman. Chatman has ben deft from the 3-point arc, shooting 47.4 percent on his 19 attempts from deep. As a result, his eFG% and TS% numbers are WAY high, and so are senior Andrew Eudy’s. Eudy is 8-for-10 from deep, which probably ain’t sustainable, but it looks real impressive so far, obviously.
Campbell’s fatal flaw is their defense, however. Their marks are very bad, apart from their ability to force turnovers at a pretty high rate. Their 3-point percentage allowed is nearly dead last, second-to-last to be precise. Their Adjusted Defensive Efficiency and eFG% allowed numbers are in the 300s. They allow a lot of attempts at the free throw line and can’t really rebound or block shots well. So Georgetown should probably have a field day against the Fighting Camels, if all goes well.