Colorado vs Georgetown Pick: East Region Round One, March 20th
Colorado vs Georgetown Pick – Saturday, March 20th – East Region Round One: Georgetown looked better heading into the Big East playoffs than they had during their five-game losing streak in late December and early January, but no one thought that Patrick Ewing’s team would rise up from the eighth seed in the Big East playoffs and run the table. But that’s exactly what they did. Impressive wins over Marquette, Villanova, and Seton Hall set them up for a date with Creighton in the Big East final. They went in as 8.5 point underdogs and left as Big East Champion after a dominant 73-48 win. Senior Chudier bile led the way with 19 points and 8 boards. He had scored 16 points in the previous three tournament games combined. On the season, he averaged 10.2 points with 5.1 rebounds on the season, numbers of last season. They are led by Jahvon Blair, who averages 15.8 points with 3.7 assists on the year. Next up 6’11 Nigerian Centre Qudus Wahab averages 12.4 points with 8 boards per game. Then comes Jamorko Pickett, who averages 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Georgetown averages 71.4 points per game, and can be sloppy with the ball. They average 15.3 turnovers a game and six players who average two or more. They hit 42.4% from the field, 36.6% from behind the arc, and 75.4% from the stripe.
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Colorado had won 6 straight before losing 70-68 to Oregon State in the Pac 12 final as 8.5 point favorites. Colorado was picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll despite Mackinley Wright’s return, one of the best guards in college basketball. Behind Wright and 6’8 262-pound big man Evan Battey, Colorado finished third in the Pac-12, then had a pair of down-to-the-wire wins over California and No. 23 USC in the conference tournament. Mckinley Wright, the 4th averaged 15.5 points with 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. Battey averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Jeremiah Horne averaged 11.4 points, and 5.8 rebounds and hit 42.1% from three. As a team, they score 73 points per game, and with the ball in Mackinley, Wright’s hands only turn it over 11.1 times a game. They hit 45.55 from the field, 36.75% from three, and 82.2% from the line.
Colorado vs Georgetown Odds
|Where/When||Hinkle Fieldhouse | 12:45 PM ET|