CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: Head coach John Thompson III of the Georgetown Hoyas looks on in the second half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Savannah State Vs. Georgetown: Second-Half Surge Leads Hoyas To 83-54 Win

Georgetown got its 2011-12 basketball season underway with a noon home game against Savannah State. After a slow start, the Hoyas surged in the second half for a 29-point win.

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Savannah State Vs. Georgetown Final Score: Hoyas Roll To 83-54 Win

The Georgetown Hoyas began their 2011-12 college basketball season with an easy win over lowly Savannah State at Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon. Henry Sims scored 19 points as the Hoyas pulled away in the second half for an 83-54 win.

Georgetown was a bit sloppy in the first half, taking only an eight-point lead into intermission. However, the Hoyas surged early in the second half after Savannah State cut their lead to three points. The Hoyas ended up going on a 20-2 run to turn a three-point lead into a 21-point lead midway through the second half.

Sims' 19 points ended up leading the way for the Hoyas, who won with a balanced effort. The Hoyas ended up shooting 67 percent from the field for the game, That's the best mark they've posted since shooting 64.2 percent in a game against Loyola last year.

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Savannah State Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Begin 2011-12 Season At Home

Georgetown will get its 2011-12 basketball season underway with a noon home game against Savannah State.

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