Saturday, February 27, 2010

Is there a more inconsistent team in the country than Georgetown?

Has there been a more inconsistent team in the country that Georgetown?

The Hoyas haven't won three straight games since knocking off Harvard, St. John's, and DePaul as the year changed.

They lost to Old Dominion at home immediately after beating both Butler and Washington in neutral site games.

South Florida beat them at home just four days after the Hoyas whooped Duke.

They lost at Rutgers eight days after putting up 103 points on Villanova.

And now, after coming back from 11 down on the road against Louisville, Georgetown was smoked on their home floor by a Notre Dame team that was 1-6 in true road games, missing Luke Harangody, and with Tim Abromaitis shooting as poorly as he has all season long.

So what's up with Georgetown?

The Hoyas have shown a tendency to start slow this season. When they get down, they start rushing. Quick shots, bad passes, over-penetration. Essentially, when Georgetown gets behind, they start getting away from running their system. Sometimes, that's almost a good thing, as Austin Freeman, Greg Monroe, and Chris Wright can all take over a game.

Other times, it results in sloppy, lackadaisical play. Today, it manifested as a lack of execution on defense and the defensive glass. Notre Dame got 10 offensive rebounds on 11 misses in the first half, and then proceeded to shoot 71% in the second half.

Georgetown has a big three that can match up with anyone in the country, quality role players, and a bench that is short but reliable.

I've theorized numerous times this season regarding Georgetown and what is right and/or wrong with this team.

Maybe its just the Big East.

Chew on this for a second. Georgetown, who was ranked in the top 10 in the country not two weeks ago, is currently sitting in 7th place in the Big East.

The team right behind them in 8th?

Notre Dame, who was left for dead not five days ago.

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