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Herewegoagain - Game Preview - Georgetown La Salle

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Game 5 - Georgetown (2-2) vs. La Salle (2-2)


Nuts & Bolts


  • Date: November 20, 2022

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

  • Venue: Montego Bay Convention Centre

  • How to Watch: CBS Sports Network

  • Matchup History: La Salle leads all time series 15-10

  • Last Meeting: Georgetown win 93-79 on 12/10/16

  • Betting Lines: Via DraftKings

    • Spread: Georgetown -2

    • Over/Under: 145.5

  • Prediction: Georgetown 67, La Salle 70

  • Official Game Notes: HERE

  • Follow Along on Twitter

 
  • Head Coach: Patrick Ewing (6th season, 70-86 record at Georgetown)

  • Record: 2-2 (0-0 in Big East)

  • Last Time Out: Lost to Loyola Marymount 84-66 on 11/18/22

    • Highlights: N/A

  • Player to Watch: Brandon Murray


Jamaica did not solve the Hoyas problems. If anything, it has magnified them.


There isn’t much to add in the short amount of time between Georgetown games. The Hoyas are playing their second game in less than 48 hours. The problems that were present against Northwestern traveled to Jamaica for the Loyola Marymount game. Can the Hoyas shake those habits for La Salle or are they coming back to D.C. following an 0-2 trip to the Caribbean?


LMU postgame thoughts HERE.

 
  • Head Coach: Fran Dunphy (1st season)

  • Record: 2-2 (0-0 in Atlantic 10)

  • Last Time Out: Lost to Wake Forest 75-63 on 11/18/22

  • Player to Watch: Khalil Brantley


I cover DMV Sports for House Enterprise, but I got to say the Philly sports scene, particularly the Philly college basketball scene, is no joke.

La Salle is out of the Atlantic 10 Conference (Rival of George Washington) and has a new coach in Fran Dunphy, who has his team off to a 2-2 start, the same as Georgetown's Patrick Ewing in year 6!


Dunphy has been a head coach in Philadelphia longer than every writer at House Enterprise (don’t fact check me on that). He was at the helm of Penn basketball from 1989 to 2006 before taking over at Temple in 2006 and coaching there until 2019.


He’s been out of the game for a few years, but has a fantastic resume, winning the Ivy League regular season at Penn ten times and the Atlantic 10 tournament at Temple three times before the Owls made the switch to the American Athletic Conference.


So, La Salle has the coach, seemingly, and it’s early in his first season. So far, they have beaten Wagner and Queens University and have lost to Villanova and Wake Forest. Similar to Georgetown, they beat the teams they should have and


have lost the ‘toss-up’ games.


The Explorers have four players scoring in double figures each night. Leading the way is senior guard Josh Nickelberry (18ppg), followed by my player to watch, Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Brantley will likely match up with Primo Spears defensively, which will be very key in the backcourt battle throughout.


I think La Salle poses similar problems for Georgetown that every opponent except Green Bay has posed. The Explorers don’t have a TON of size so my key to the game is rebounding.


Georgetown is too big to get outrebounded by Northwestern and Loyola Marymount in consecutive games. The Hoyas have surrendered 33 offensive boards in the last 80 minutes of basketball. Simply unacceptable.


Hoyas will be hanging their heads if they come back to D.C. after an 0-2 trip and the season outlook will be pretty bleak.


Big 40 minutes ahead in Montego Bay.


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