November 21, 2010

C.C. Final Coverage

November 21, 2010 - On Friday Georgetown downed Wofford 74-59 in Charleston Classic semifinal play. Resultantly, they earned the right to face N.C. State this evening.

Coverage specifics are here:

Time/Date: 730p, 11.21.10
Place: Charleston Classic, Carolina First Arena, Charleston, SC
Real-time in-game chat: HoyaReport.com's Premium Court message board.
In-game stat/game utility: GameTracker
Radio: WTEM 980/570, Rich Chvotkin on the call
T.V: ESPNU, Justin Kutcher and Jay Williams on the call
Web Listen: CBSSports.com

For a recap of the semfinal tilt, one in which junior forward/center Julian Vaughn, amongst others, excelled, see the press release below.

Vaughn's Double-Double Leads No. 20 Georgetown Past Wofford, 74-59





CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior forward Julian Vaughn (Reston Va./Oak Hill Academy) registered his first career double-double, three players scored in double figures and No. 20 Georgetown hit a season-high 21 free throws en route to a 74-59 win over Wofford in the second round of the Charleston Classic, being played at Carolina First Arena. The Hoyas advance to the championship game of the Charleston Classic - to be held on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. - where they will play either North Carolina State or George Mason.

Vaughn scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds along with four blocked shots to lead the way for the Hoyas, while senior guard Chris Wright (Bowie, Md./St. John's College H.S.) scored a team-high 18 points and had five rebounds, five assists and three steals and senior guard Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha) added 14 points with three rebounds and three assists. It was the fourth-straight win for the Hoyas, who improved to 4-0 overall, while the Terriers fall to 1-3 overall. The 4-0 start is the fourth-straight season the Blue & Gray have won their first three games under seventh-year Head Coach John Thompson III.

Leading by five points, 50-45, midway through the second half, the Hoyas used a 9-0 run over 1:57 and took a 59-45 lead when Wright hit one of two free throws with 7:31 left in the game. Wofford would not get any closer than 11 points the rest of the way. The run was started by a put-back layup from junior center Henry Sims (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) and followed with seven-straight free throws, two apiece from Freeman and junior Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) and three from Wright.

The Hoyas took their biggest lead, 73-56, on a layup from Vaughn with 1:24 left in the game.

Georgetown entered the game having averaged just over nine free throw attempts per game and was shooting 46 percent from the charity stripe, but went to the line 27 times and connected on a season-high 77.3 percent (21-of-27) to seal the win.

The Blue & Gray had led by 13 points, 47-24, at the break, but a three-pointer Cameron Rundles and two more from Brad Loesing capped a 13-6 run over the first 4:17 as the Terriers narrowed the gap to six points, 43-37. A jumper from Jamar Diggs made it 44-39, but Wright responded with a layup and then hit a three-pointer to push the lead back to eight points, 49-41, with 12:41 to play.

Neither team hit a field goal for 2:51, but when they connected, it was a three-pointer from Diggs that pulled Wofford to within five points, 50-45, with 9:48 left in the game before the Hoyas went on their decisive run.

The Hoyas jumped on top in the first half, scoring the first seven points of the game on a three-pointer and a jumper from Clark and a fast break layup from Freeman. The lead grew to 9-0 after a pair of Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) free throws and Wofford was held scoreless for the first 3:27 before Brad Loesing hit a three-pointer.

The lead was seven points, 13-6, after a layup from Noah Dahlman, but Sims scored on a fast-break dunk and Vaughn hit two free throws to push the lead to 11 points, 17-6, with 12:25 left in the half.

Wofford would again pull to within seven points, 23-16 on Dahlman free throws with 4:56 to play, but a Vaughn jumper was sandwiched around three-point baskets from Freeman and Wright as GU took its biggest lead, 37-24, into the break.

It was a balanced lineup for the Hoyas, with three players in double figures, all five starters scoring at least eight points and nine different players on the roster scoring at least two points. Thompson finished with nine points, four rebounds and two assists while Clark added eight points. Sims finished with six points and five rebounds. The Hoyas connected on 57.1 percent of their shots from the field (24-of-42) and 62.5 percent from three-point land (5-of-8).

Georgetown plays either George Mason or North Carolina State on Sunday, Nov. 21. The game will air on ESPNU, with Justin Kutcher and Jay Williams calling all of the action. The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard on Sports Talk 570 AM.


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