Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Game 20: Georgetown 56, Villanova 54

One of the Big East's most famous rivalries is renewed at the Wachovia Center.

Game 20: Georgetown 56, Villanova 54

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Here is the unavoidable truth: Villanova committed 20 turnovers, made only 15 of 45 field goal attempts (33.3%), gave up 30 points in the paint and lost to a team seven places below it in the Big East standings.

Here are some even more staggering facts: Georgetown committed 25 turnovers, gave up 12 offensive rebounds against 15 defensive rebounds, made a total of two field goals in the last seven minutes and won the game.

Given the pretty good academic reputations of these schools, it's hard not to think about whether this was an Ivy League game or a Big East game.

Okay, that one might be a bit much. But that game was not at all easy on the eyes, and if you're a Villanova fan you have to wonder just how many chances your team had to win the game.

Yes, Georgetown played good defense. But as you'll hear below, Jay Wright did not hesitate after the game to call out his team's lack of execution.

Line of the game goes to Scottie Reynolds, and as happens every once in a while it's not for a good game. But it's worth highlighting nonetheless.

In the end, this doesn't put too much of a dent in Villanova's resumé, and Georgetown still has a good amount of work to do to get itself into the NCAA Tournament.

But as the head-to-head series goes, that's now five straight wins for the Hoyas over the Wildcats. The rivalry might not be what it once was, but I have to think that stings just a little.

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
S. Reynolds
35
2-10
7-9
1-6
0
1
1
4
4
6
0
2
5
12




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