Providence Loses To Georgetown After Making a Near Comeback

Joe TroncaleContributor IFebruary 5, 2011

Georgetown's offense was enough today...barely
Georgetown's offense was enough today...barelyMitchell Layton/Getty Images

It could have been Providence's game.

How is it that a team can come from behind and have the game within reach and then lose because of a judgment error? That is exactly what happened to Providence at Georgetown on Saturday. One can never blame one play or one player, of course.

But I have always heard that a double team on the ball means that someone else is open. That is probably a pretty important concept to drill your point guards when there is about two seconds left on the clock and no time outs left. Balls fly through the air faster than you can dribble up the court. Players with hands held high generally mean they are open and would like the ball.

Important coaching point for future games.

The Friars outscored the Hoyas 47 to 37 in the second half, but could not pull it out in the end, losing 83 to 81.