Friday, 9 March 2007

Georgetown/Notre Dame

Sort of in a hurry, but I wanted to say something about the Georgetown/Notre Dame game, because I found it to be so entertaining.

I could talk about Jeff Green, because he was absolutely fantastic for the Hoyas, but he was the Big East Player of the Year so everyone knows about him. I want to focus on two guys that are more considered role players but just played fantastic.

For the Irish, it was the freshman Tory Jackson. How good was he? He was all over the place, and scored every big basket for the Irish down the stretch. With the score 76-69 late in the 2nd half, Georgetown looked to be on the way to the Big East title game... then Jackson decided to go on a 7-0 run, with a killer crossover, spin moves, and a little bit of everything else. I felt like I was watching a star in the making. He finished with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and only 2 turnovers. He controlled the game and was utterly fantastic throughout.

For Georgetown, got to love the performance of Patrick Ewing Jr., who is a lot more athletic than I thought he was. With Roy Hibbert not doing a whole lot due to foul trouble and the Notre Dame zone, Ewing's more varied offensive game was huge. He finished with force down low, and showed off a nice 18-footer. He finished with 15 points in 28 minutes and was instrumental for the Hoyas.

Just a great game, and what Championship Week is all about! Hoyas take on Pittsburgh for the Big East title game Saturday night.