Hoyas Handle Hoosiers in Overtime

With all the College basketball excitement was on the Uk vs U of L Battle of the Bluegrass game, the Georgetown vs Indiana game turned into a great appetizer.

The Hoosiers looked strong for about 30 minutes including a 10 point lead at the half.

The final 10 minutes of regulation and the overtime belonged to Smith-Rivera.

Smith-Rivera had 24 of his 29 points in the second half and overtime.

The big center for the Hoya’s, Josh Smith, was also great down the stretch. Smith scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and overtime. Those points came despite the Hoosiers trying to stop the big fella, who is listed at 350 pounds!

He can’t be stopped down there, except when he stops himself,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said after the game. “… He’s a weapon that you have to pay attention to, one man can’t guard him.”

The Hoyas looked comfortable up five with under a minute left, but Yogi Ferrell came up big time with two threes. The first banked in off the backboard, and the second looked like Yogi might have got fouled. The luck of the bank on the first might have cancelled the potential foul on the second.

“Yogi’s a big shot-maker,” said Indiana coach Tom Crean after the contest.

Those triples helped Yogi and the Hoosiers get the game into overtime, but it was all Hoyas in the extra period.

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

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