In the Gavitt Tipoff Games, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-1) will play the Georgetown Hoyas (1-1). The Hoyas defeated Le Moyne College during their season opener before falling short at home to Holy Cross by a single point. After falling to Princeton in their season opener, the Scarlet Knights have won their last two games. At home, the Scarlet Knights have defeated Bryant and Boston University.
The Scarlet Knights bounced back after their season-opening defeat to Princeton with two victories. As they achieved for the majority of the previous campaign, Rutgers’ defense was the key to their victory on Sunday as they limited Bryant to 57 points. Rutgers’ defense has thus far kept opponents to 36.3% shooting as well as 56.7 points per contest. 29.4% of those come from three-point range. The Scarlet Knights’ ability to rebound, where they’re currently +33 through three games, has also been helpful. Every night, Rutgers blocks 4.3 shots. Rutgers’ hope to make it to The Big Dance will come from the defense.
It was an absolute disaster for head coach Ed Cooley’s 2nd match in charge of the ailing Georgetown squad. The Hoyas lost 68-67 over Holy Cross. Jayden Epps’ 4-11 from downtown helped the team shoot 37.9% from three-point range, but it was insufficient to keep an offense that had trouble making baskets elsewhere. In the end, the team’s shooting percentage from the field was 36.1%, and its free throw success percentage was 63.2%. The Hoyas won’t go much farther than Patrick Ewing did with those efficiency figures and a plodding style of play. Positively speaking, Georgetown only gave the ball over 4 times and pulled down 16 offensive rebounds. In any case, they were unable to execute the fundamental basketball move of placing the ball inside the basket.
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UC Georgetown Hoyas vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Information
- Date: 11/15/2023
- Time: 08:30 PM ET
- Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena, Piscataway, NJ.
- How to Watch Georgetown vs Rutgers: FS1
- Live Stream: CBS.com