The game started out with a lot of great shooting from both teams and each team tried to run away with it in the first half, but that just did not happen for either. The game started to really get out of hand and chippy in the second half. On one play specifically, Aaron Bowen ran into one of the Florida state players knee’s and head coach John Thompson III got mad. Markel Starks told his coach to calm down and let his team get back into the game.
The defensive plan of the Hoyas was really working in the first half because the Seminoles had 8 turnovers, but the Noles kept scoring so the turnovers didn’t hurt as much. The Hoyas caused 16 turnovers, had 11 turnovers themselves. There were many chances for Georgetown to get back into the game, but Florida State answered everyone of their runs. The Seminoles made 11 of 16 shots from beyond the arc. Ian Miller scored 18 points, going 4-6 from deep.
Devin Booker and Aaron Thomas had a great game, both shot the ball well. The Florida State guards combined for 47 points. Booker finished the game with 26 points, shooting 8-10 from the field and was a perfect 3-3 from the behind the arc. Florida State shot the ball well and the Hoyas struggled to do so. The Seminoles shot 68.2 % from the field as well as from three, while the Hoyas shot 47.5% from the field and 40.9% percent from three. The Hoyas struggled with defending the three all night, they also struggled to find a rhythm on the offensive end.
The leading scorer for the Hoyas was Markel Starks, who finished the game with 27 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and from long range. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera finished with 22 points and 4 assists. While Georgetown faced a lot of adversity this season with injuries,but all Hoyas fans should be excited for next year. Help is on the way with the incoming class of recruits.