12:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010
Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Freeman scores 28 of 33 in second half as Hoyas erase halftime deficit
WASHINGTON -- Georgetown coach John Thompson III was asked to describe his demeanor at halftime Saturday after watching his Hoyas go without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes and fall behind by as many as 19 points against Connecticut.Before Thompson could answer, two players piped up. With a knowing smile, Austin Freeman said: "He was calm." Then Greg Monroe also offered: "He was calm." After a pause, Monroe added, with perfect comedic timing: "for a couple seconds."
Georgetown looked like a defeated team in the first half against Connecticut. But the Hoyas put on a show in the second half to escape with the win.
|First half||Second half|
• Georgetown trailed by 19 late in the first half, and by 15 at halftime, but rallied for its fourth straight win vs. UConn.
• The Hoyas were led by a career-high 33 points from Austin Freeman, 28 of which came in the second half.
• Connecticut lost its third straight conference road game and its fourth straight against a ranked opponent, dating back to last season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-59 (.475)||27-65 (.415)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-12 (.333)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-17 (.529)||11-15 (.733)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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