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A comprehensive look at the good and bad of Georgetown's fifth-place performance at the 2011 Maui Invitational.
The Georgetown Hoyas secured fifth-place in the 2011 Maui Invitational with a 91-88 overtime win over No. 8 Memphis on Wednesday.
The Hoyas held a five point lead going into halftime over the Tigers. Memphis quickly cut into the Georgetown lead in the second half, taking the lead. The teams traded baskets back and forth for the rest of the second half. The Hoyas came back, as the Tigers held a late lead, and tied to game on a tip shot off an offensive rebound to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Hoyas jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The game was close throughout, but the Hoyas never surrendered their lead, taking it for good on Clark's three-pointer. Clark led the way for the Hoyas with 26 points while Henry Sims had a big contribution with 24 points and 8 rebounds, including 5 offensive rebounds. Will Barton and Joe Jackson of Memphis did their best to win the game, finishing up with 22 and 20 points respectively.
The Georgetown Hoyas hold a 5 point lead over the Memphis Tigers at halftime in the Maui Invitational. Memphis jumped out to an early 7-2 lead over the Hoyas, but Georgetown battled back to regain the lead. The Hoyas went on a 17-2 run in the first half to take and hold on to the lead heading into halftime.
Guard Will Barton led the way for Memphis, scoring 14 points in the first half. For the Hoyas, guard Jason Clark was able to sink 17 points in the effort to battle back from the early deficit. Markel Starks also score 10 points in the first half as the Hoyas will look to continue their strong run after halftime. The Hoyas are battling for fifth place in the Invitational.
Georgetown opened the annual tournament, now in its seventh season, with a narrow loss to the Kansas Jayhawks, and then handled the host Chaminade Silverswords on Tuesday night, thanks to Jason Clark's career-best 28 points and six three-pointers, to advance to this point. Memphis, meanwhile, suffered an upset at the hands of the No. 17 Michigan Wolverines and point guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who poured in 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. It recovered in holding off the Tennessee Volunteers, 99-97, in overtime despite 32 points from Jeronne Maymon.
It's an early tipoff for both teams, as it's set for noon local time. But given the time difference between Hawaii and the East Coast, it's on at a time more suited for wide viewing: 5 PM.
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, November 23; 5:00pm ET
Location: Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, HI
Georgetown: WSPZ 570 AM
Tigers: WMC 790 AM
The 2011 Maui Invitational will wrap up on Wednesday with four more games, including the championship between No. 6 Duke and No. 14 Kansas. The Blue Devils held off a late charge by No. 15 Michigan to win, 82-75, in Tuesday's semifinal, while Kansas easily defeated reeling UCLA, 72-56. That is the finale of a jam-packed day of hoops on the island. Here is the full TV schedule:
Tennessee Vs. Chaminade, Seventh-Place Game: The Volunteers have been competitive, falling in a tight loss to Duke before Tuesday's double-overtime thriller against No. 8 Memphis. Chaminade will be looking to pull off a stunner for the second straight year after topping Oklahoma in this game last year. 2:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 8 Memphis vs. Georgetown, Fifth-Place Game: This is arguably a better game than the third-place game. Memphis outlasted Tennessee on Tuesday, but hasn't looked great in this tournament. Georgetown, meanwhile, routed Chaminade after a loss to Kansas that went down to the wire. 5 p.m., ESPN2.
No. 15 Michigan vs. UCLA, Third-Place Game: Michigan has been impressive in this tournament. UCLA has been unimpressive all season. This feels like one of the duller third-place games in Maui in a while. 7:30 p.m., ESPN.
No. 6 Duke vs. No. 14 Kansas, Championship Game: This should be a good one. Duke has never lost in this tournament, but Thomas Robinson and the Jayhawks will be quite a challenge. 10 p.m., ESPN.
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The Georgetown Hoyas helped ease the sting of their close loss to Kansas on Monday by easily dismantling Chaminade in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational Tuesday afternoon. Chaminade was no match for the bigger and more athletic Hoyas, as Georgetown cruised for an easy 88-61 win. The Hoyas will now face Memphis on Wednesday after the Tigers won a thrilling double-overtime classic against Tennessee earlier on Tuesday.
Georgetown led 45-33 at intermission thanks to a 17-of-28 shooting performance from the field, including seven made three pointers in twelve attempts. The Hoyas cooled off some in the second half. Well, all but Jason Clark who stayed hot in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-12 shooting (6-7, 3 pt FGs). Thanks to Clark's sharp-shooting, the Hoyas finished with nine made three pointers, but they also did work in the paint, outscoring Chaminade 38-24 inside.
After narrowly losing to the highly ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Monday night, the Georgetown Hoyas returned to the hardwood at the Maui Invitational Tuesday afternoon with a clean first half of basketball against Chamine. The Hoyas lead 45-33 at intermission thanks to a 17-of-28 shooting performance from the field, including seven made three pointers in twelve attempts.
Jason Clark leads all scorers with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He hit all four of his three-point FG attempts in the first 20 minutes. Clark also led the team in scoring in the 67-63 loss to Kansas, but he was far less efficient Monday night, making only five of his 13 shots from the floor.
Chaminade, the host school of the tournament, lost their opening round game on Monday to UCLA by the lopsided score of 92-60.
The winner of Tuesday’s game meets Memphis on Wednesday. The Tigers outlasted Tennessee in double overtime earlier on Tuesday to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament being played out in Maui.
The second day of the 2011 Maui Invitational featured an instant classic between No. 8 Memphis and Tennessee. The heavily-favored Tigers got a great battle from the Volunteers, but eventually escaped with a 99-97 double-overtime win. Barring a miracle upset loss to Chaminade, the Georgetown Hoyas will face Memphis in the fifth-place game on Wednesday.
The Volunteers made a late rally in regulation to eventually force the game into overtime and then double overtime. Down two points, the Volunteers had a chance to tie the score, but committed a turnover with three seconds left. They got another chance when Memphis got called for a surprising traveling call with 0.9 seconds left, but Jeronne Maymon, who had such a fantastic game with 32 points and 19 rebounds, air-balled a turnaround at the buzzer.
Georgetown and Memphis will then square off on Wednesday, assuming the Hoyas can get past Chaminade. Chaminade is 6-74 all-time in the tournament. The Hoyas are also scheduled to play Memphis on December 22.
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The 2011 Maui Invitational will enter its second day on Tuesday after a strong opening-round showing on Monday. Most of the favorites won on Day 1, save for Michigan upsetting Memphis in the opener. On Tuesday, the semifinals will take place, as well as the first games in the losers bracket. Here is your 2011 Maui Invitational schedule and bracket for Tuesday's action:
No. 8 Memphis vs. Tennessee: Two in-state rivals will kick off the action after suffering losses on Monday. Memphis was upset by No. 15 Michigan on Monday, 73-61, while Tennesse hung tough in a 77-67 loss to No. 6 Duke. ESPN, 2 p.m.
Georgetown vs. Chaminade: After competing hard in a loss to No. 14 Kansas, Georgetown gets what should be a gimmie game against the tournament's hosts. ESPN, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Duke vs. No. 15 Michigan: The headline matchup, which is also a rematch of a 2011 NCAA Tournament Round of 32 thriller. Duke looked OK in beating Tennessee, while Michigan looked great in topping Memphis. Can the Wolverines pull off the upset? ESPN, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Kansas vs. UCLA: Two traditional powers go at it in the nightcap. UCLA has struggled early this year, but had enough to down Chaminade on Monday. Kansas, meanwhile, edged Georgetown. ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Hoyas put up a better fight than anyone might have been expecting from such a young team, but in the end, the Kansas Jayhawks made just enough plays to hold them off in the first round of the Maui Invitational 67-63. The Hoyas were led by Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson who scored 15 and 14 points respectively, but the 20 and 12 that Kansas forward Thomas Robinson put up won out in the end.
The game was still close down to the wire but a couple free throws from Kansas' Travis Releford ended up making the difference. Georgetown was able to stay in the game thanks in large part to the sloppiness of Kansas. The Jayhawks outshot and outrebounded the Hoyas pretty handily, but they lost the turnover battle and that enabled the Hoyas to stay in it. Every time the Jayhawks looked to pull away, the Hoyas would force a few turnovers and work their way back into the game.
The Hoyas will play now play host Chaminade on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in a game that can be seen on ESPN2, while Kansas advances to face UCLA at 9:30. For more on the Georgetown athletics, check out Casual Hoya.
The Georgetown Hoyas get their first real test of the 2011-2012 season tonight when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. The Hoyas kicked off their season with an 83-54 win over Savannah State, followed by an equally convincing win over UNC Greensboro, 86-45, a week ago. The Jayhawks meanwhile aim to bounce back from a ten point loss, 75-65, to Kentucky last Tuesday. The loss dropped Kansas to No. 14 in this week's rankings; Georgetown enters the tournament unranked.
Here's the game information, including television and radio broadcast information, to get you prepared for a first round game in what always is one of the fall's more entertaining tournaments.
When: Monday, Nov. 21st, 11:50 pm est
Where: Lahaina Civic Center (Lahaina, HI)
TV Info: ESPN 2
Radio Info: ESPN 980
Series History: Georgetown won only previous meeting, 70-57, in the 1987 NCAA Tournament.
The Georgetown Hoyas are one of eight teams in a stacked field at the Maui Invitational this year, here is a complete look at the bracket.