Georgetown vs. Loyola Basketball: Hoyas Pound Greyhounds, Look Ahead To Memphis

Vin GetzCorrespondent IDecember 20, 2010

Hollis Thompson Scored a Team-High 14 Against the Greyhounds
Hollis Thompson Scored a Team-High 14 Against the GreyhoundsMichael Heiman/Getty Images

The Georgetown Hoyas notched their 10th win of the season Saturday afternoon, drubbing the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds 99-75.

It was sophomore forward Hollis Thompson's turn to lead the Hoyas, as he and Austin Freeman scored 14.  Thompson also led the team in rebounds with four.

Henry Sims (Jr., C) was stellar off the bench scoring a season-high 12 points and adding five assists.

The new-look Hoyas have found themselves a niche, combining a Princeton-like offense with their typical gruff defensive play.

For the second game in a row, Georgetown demonstrated textbook unselfishness as 12 of the 14 players who entered the game scored. Meanwhile, their defense struck again, holding Loyola to just 27 points in the first half and recording 10 steals and four blocked shots for the game.

The only bright spot for the Greyhounds was freshman guard Justin Drummond's game-high 21 points off the bench.

The Hoyas now look ahead to their third big test of the season when they will face the 18th-ranked Memphis Tigers on Thursday night in Tennessee.  Previously Georgetown defeated ninth-ranked (at the time) Missouri and lost to tough but unranked Temple.  Memphis has suffered one loss this season, at the hands of the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks.

Box Score

Georgetown Hoyas 2010-11 Roster

Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds 2010-11 Roster

 

Up Next

Georgetown @ No. 18 Memphis, Thu Dec. 23 at 8PM

Georgetown @ No. 24 Notre Dame, Wed Dec. 29 at 7PM

Memphis Tigers 2010-11 Statistics

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2010-11 Statistics

 

Bonus

The Hoyas' top 15 rebounders of all time:

1.Patrick Ewing  1,316   (1981-85)
2.Merlin Wilson  1,230   (1972-76)
3.Alonzo Mourning  1,032   (1988-92)
4.Othella Harrington   983  (1992-96) 
5.Mike Sweetney    887  (2000-03)
6.Reggie Williams     886  (1983-87)
7.Mike Laughna    833  (1969-72)
8.Dikembe Mutombo     823  (1988-91)
9.Roy Hibbert    808  (2004-08)
10.Bill Martin     740  (1981-85)
11.Brandon Bowman    739  (2002-06)
12.Ed Hopkins    725  (1974-78)
13.Ruben B.-Boumtje    710  (1998-01)
14.Craig Shelton    691  (1976-80)
15.Joe Missett    688  (1954-57)