Game Recap: PC Friars Make it Two Wins in a Row at Home, Beat Georgetown 73-69

Providence Friars 73 (16-8)

Georgetown Hoyas 69 (13-10)


First year Georgetown Coach Patrick Ewing coached his first game against the Friars and even thought the Hoyas lost, I was impressed to see how competitive the team already is.  They are a lot closer to taking that next step and becoming a threat in the Big East than I thought they were.  Even though their Big East conference record is just 3-9, they have yet to get blown away in a game and always seem to come up just short down the stretch.

Georgetown is solid up front with Marcus Derrickson and Jessie Govan but lack the experience at guard this year to make any legitimate noise in conference play.  They get some good guard prospects coming in next that will join a team that isn’t losing anybody after this season.  Give Ewing a year or two and he’s going to turn this Hoyas program right around.

As for the game, Govan looked unstoppable in the first half and finished with a new career-high of 27 points.  Providence looked especially sloppy to start the game but was able to pull out the win with a balanced scoring attack when the game came down to the wire.  The Friars went on a 9-0 run to finish the game.

Game Notes:

  • Kyron Cartwright struggled from the field but was able to get other guys going, dishing out 9 assists to just 2 turnovers.
  • Cartwright was only 2-9 from the floor and even his made buckets were hard to come by.  Here are his two made field goals.
  • Nate Watson only played 5 minutes but he always hustles when he’s on the floor.  Hustle always gets rewarded.
  • Jalen Lindsey led the Friars in scoring with 17 points, including going 4-9 from three point land and a perfect 5-5 from the line.  The Friars needed him to come up big offensively with Kyron and Rodney both having off nights.
  • Bullock, like Cartwright, also was only able to connect on 2 field goals, going 2-8 from the floor.  Him and Kyron were a combined 4-17 on the night.
  • Bullock also didn’t record a single rebound on the night, which is very unlike him when he struggles to shoot the ball well.  Usually he makes up for it by wreaking havoc on the boards, but tonight was not his night.
  • Alpha Diallo posted a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.  The 12 rebounds tied a career-high for Alpha as he notched his 5th double-double on the season.  Diallo also had 3 assists and 4 steals to pick up the slack for the Friars.
  • Kalif Young played his best game in a long time, going 4-5 from the field for 11 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in an efficient 26 minutes of action.
  • The two sophomore Alpha and Kalif connected on a nice little two-man game down low as well.
  • Not to be forgotten, Tommy and Drew were fantastic at the end of the bench for the Friars.  If anyone can bring raising the roof back, it’s these guys.
  • I love when our Future Friars shout out this year’s team.
  • The win was the Friars 7th straight over Georgetown.

Next Up, the Friars stay at home to take on DePaul.



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