Game 2 - Georgetown (1-0) vs. Green Bay (0-1)
Nuts & Bolts
Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
How to Watch: https://www.fox5dc.com/live
Matchup History: First meeting 11/12/22
Last Meeting: N/A
Betting Lines: Via DraftKings
Spread: Georgetown -17.5
Prediction: Georgetown 81, Green Bay 68
Official Game Notes: HERE
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Head Coach: Patrick Ewing (6th season, 69-84 record at Georgetown)
Record: 1-0 (0-0 in Big East)
Last Time Out: Defeated Coppin State 99-89 OT on 11/8
Highlights: Watch HERE
Player to Watch: Primo Spears
It was the ultimate scare on opening night for Georgetown, as the Hoyas escaped Coppin State with a 99-89 overtime victory.
The Hoyas failed to consistently guard the three-point line, daring CSU to shoot from deep and they obliged, taking 38 three’s and converting 13 of them.
The Georgetown bigs found success early and often, out rebounding The Eagles by 15. Center Qudus Wahab only played 15 minutes due to foul trouble but still scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the game.
UConn transfer Akok Akok had the most complete game of any Hoya, scoring 18 points, securing 12 rebounds and blocking 5 shots.
Primo Spears is my player to watch after his dominant performance in the second half/overtime on Tuesday. In the final 25 minutes, the Duquesne transfer scored 22 points, including 15 in the final 5:28 of regulation to help send the game to OT.
On Saturday, Georgetown hosts Green Bay, a team that won just five games last season and got rocked in the opener against Indiana State on Monday.
The Hoyas should be FAR from satisfied after the opening night victory and will hopefully demonstrate more cohesiveness on Saturday.
Remember, the Hoya starting five on Tuesday was entirely made up of transfers. Simply put, they had never played real minutes together.
A more steady performance against Green Bay would go a long way before Georgetown’s first meaningful test of the season when Northwestern visits D.C. on Tuesday night.
Head Coach: Will Ryan (3rd season, 13-43 record at Green Bay)
Record: 0-1 (0-0 in Horizon)
Last Time Out: Lost 80-53 @ Indiana State on 11/7
Player to Watch: Davin Zeigler
Green Bay’s season opener against Indiana State resulted in a devastating 27 point loss on Monday night.
Junior guard Davin Zeigler is my player to watch for the Phoenix as he was the only player who scored in double figures with 19 points, adding 8 rebounds, which also led the team.
Green Bay kept things close for a while, only trailing 34-31 at the half, before surrendering 46 second half points and only scoring 22, leading to the lopsided results.
The Phoenix were 20-52 from the field and only had 6 assists as a team on the night. They’ll need to share the rock much better to stay in the game on Saturday against Georgetown.
I expect Green Bay to respond against Georgetown. I don’t know that they’ll have the energy of Coppin State to compete, but I expect them to come ready to play following that abysmal second half against Indiana State.