11:00 AM ET, January 12, 2013
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NEW YORK -- John Thompson III entered Madison Square Garden on Saturday morning not knowing how his team would respond to a two-game losing streak in which the 19th-ranked Hoyas scored 48 points in each game and were throttled at home in the second.He found out in a hurry.Georgetown took a 23-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 67-51 victory over St. John's, showing flurries of offense and a superior defense."You lose a couple of games and sometimes you feel like you're never going to win another game," Thompson said. "Our guys responded today up and down the line. We had energy, enthusiasm, communication with each other. We played well, It was fun."
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-55 (.436)||21-59 (.356)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-8 (.375)||3-16 (.188)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-23 (.696)||6-16 (.375)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||23 (0/0)|
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Big East Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#16 Notre Dame||11-7||25-9|
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Chris Obekpa had 6 blocked shots vs Georgetown, giving him 82 for the season. He breaks the single-season school record for blocks, previously set by Walter Berry (76) in the 1985-86 season.
Georgetown didn't top 50 points in either of its first two Big East games. The Hoyas nearly got there in the 1st half at St. John's.[+]
Hoyas Find Their Bite - Georgetown in Big East This Season
At the under-4 media timeout in the first half, Georgetown has missed 14 shots. St. John's has recorded a block on 7 of those misses.
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