College Hoops Player of the Day for Saturday, November 30, 2013
With all the conference changes during the off-season, Georgetown was one school that decided to stay put, remaining as one of the original Big East teams.
The Hoyas will have their hands full with the likes of Villanova, Providence, Butler and Creighton, but should do well if they can play the kind of defense they did against Lipscomb on Saturday at the Verizon Center, holding the visiting Bisons to 27% shooting in a 70-49 rout.
Georgetown didn't really get into their game until the second half. After taking a one-point lead into the break, they outscored the Bisons, 43-23, for their fourth win of the season, against two losses.
The Hoyas were led in offensive categories by sophomore guard, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who was everywhere with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Smith-Rivera, Georgetown's leading scorer, was held below his season average of 18.7 per game, but hit six of 10 from the field, including going 4-for-6 from three-point range.
Georgetown started the season 1-2, with losses to Oregon and Northeastern, but has rebounded with three straight wins, defeating Kansas State and VCU prior to their Saturday win. A big test for the Hoyas comes December 21, when they play at Kansas.