Louisville forward Terrence Jennings, left, blocks a shot by Georgetown guard Austin Freeman (15) during the first half of their NCAA basketball game at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
On this crisp cold Monday evening there is nothing better than coming home to watch good Big Monday basketball. Tonight was no different as number 14 Georgetown beat 13 Louisville in a game of turnovers. In a game where Georgetown had 16 turnovers and Louisville with one less at 15 two much underrated defenses were on display tonight in Washington DC.
This win marks 5 straight for the Hoyas who have gotten off to a less than imaginable start but still have the tools do damage in the Big East and also in March. Louisville does not have the big name talent that you normally see on a Rick Pitino roster but his teams still show the defensive intensity that is a staple for his game plan. This was an important game for the Hoyas as they try and climb back up the ranks in the Big East standings. This moves Louisville to 6-3 in conference and 17-5 overall while Hoyas go to 6-4 in conference and matches the Cardinals season mark of 17-5.
Once again the Big East is having a stand out season (Just ask Duke) and looks to get around 7 teams in the tourney this year with Big Ten following close behind. Chris Wright scored a high of 24 points on an 8-15 shooting night even though he was 0-3 from the three point line as his outside shooting still struggles. Terrance Jennings led the deep Cardinals off the bench with 18 and the game came down to a final shot by Payton Siva but was short so the Hoyas ended up winning 62-59.
In a game that was controlled by the Hoyas most of the way the last few minutes were controlled by the Cardinals but it was too little too late.