[quote=“CharSFNiners, post:4, topic:29263”]Georgetown pressed Towson some in the BB&T game I was at. Mainly it was just a full court man, and at times tried to trap in the corners once Towson crossed midcourt. Also on defense, they guarded far out on the perimeter making passes go side to side rather than into the post and corners. It didn’t help that Towson’s bigs weren’t threats offensively. Thorne CAN be that, but he will also be trying to post up a 350 lbs (that might be conservative) center, which isn’t exactly easy.
The best way to beat their defense is quick buckets, don’t let them set up their press and half court D. If they do, I believe we have good enough players to take them off the dribble. If they defend us the same way, it isolates their defenders and there isn’t much help in this instance. Also, while their wings are decent shot blockers from the help side, this D doesn’t allow that, and Josh Smith (the fatty center) isn’t a shot blocker.
Offensively, against Towson, they were pretty lights out from the perimeter. They’re long and rangy athletes. They have numerous guys who can drive/slash, and a couple who can hit the 3 on kick outs. They’ll run and fill the gaps on a break and crash pretty effectively. Again, this was Towson, but it’s what they did, and they were damn good at doing it. The fatty center has a good touch, but he wears down easily (big surprise). If you make him work, you can take him out of the game. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see Willie guard him more since he’s only about 6’-8" to 6’-9" and has about a negative 4" vertical, but he carves out space well. Willie’s muscle will probably be better versus Thorne’s apathy and height on D.
All and all they’re a good team. There was a dick on their team at the end of the Towson game, as time ran down and they appeared to be just running the clock out (shot clock was off) and they were up 30+, he cut to the rim and dunked it before the buzzer. Pretty bush league s*** right there.[/quote]
Thanks for the preview. It’s hard to gauge against Towson, because they’re not the team they were last year (which was a pretty good team by the end of the year).
I am a little concerned about the relative rest of the players (Georgetown’s last game was a week ago against Radford). I’m hoping this will make them rusty more than rested.