Georgetown flew off to a dominant start on Tuesday night with an opening night 94-57 win over its brand new Division I opponent, Le Moyne, at Capital One Arena in DC.
It was Georgetown’s most comfortable opening game in quite some time, following an opening night overtime win last year and an opening night loss two years ago.
The 37 point win is Georgetown’s largest margin of victory since a 89-49 win over Alabama A&M in 2017. The Hoyas 94 points in regulation is also more than they scored in any game last season.
“Overall, just really proud of our group,” Georgetown Head Coach Ed Cooley said postgame. “It’s a great win for Georgetown, a great win for the staff, and a great win for the Big East. We’ll continue to learn and continue to grow.”
The Hoyas looked significantly better in game one under Ed Cooley than they did in any game last season under former coach Patrick Ewing.
A season ago, Georgetown averaged just under 12 assists per game as a team. On Tuesday night, they had 23 on 37 made shots, including 11 from Illinois transfer Jayden Epps.
The Hoyas outrebounded the Dolphins 52-29 and dominated inside, outscoring Le Moyne 50-22 in the paint.
Georgetown had two players finish with double-doubles in the game and five players finish in double-figures on the scoresheet.
Fairfield transfer Supreme Cook led all scorers in his Georgetown debut with 19 points on 8-9 shooting, hauling in 13 rebounds with 2 steals and a block as well.
North Carolina transfer Dontrez Styles closely followed, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the win.
One of the few Hoyas to return for the season, Jay Heath, also finished with 15 points to go along with 4 assists.
The other Hoyas in double-figures included Rowan Brumbaugh, who finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Drew Fielder, who scored 11 points in just 19 minutes due to foul trouble.
Georgetown looked more and more confident as the game went on. Epps ran the point well, Cook dominated the paint, and Brumbaugh, Styles, and Heath knocked down three’s.
Defensively, I’d like to see more physicality from the Hoyas. Overall, however, it’s hard to find too many things wrong with a 37 point victory.
Up next, Georgetown hosts Holy Cross on Saturday night for an 8:00 p.m. tipoff at Capital One Arena.