Georgetown has struggled recently because their offense just hasn't gotten things together. Once again, that appears to be the case against No. 5 Pittsburgh. Oh, and you can throw in very bad defense as well.
Add it all up, and the Hoyas have problems. They currently trail Pittsburgh 41-24, and have been behind by double digits for most of the game. A 15-2 run put Pittsburgh up big midway through the first half, and they led by as many as 18 points.
Ashton Gibbs leads the Panthers with 16 points, including a three-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half, while fellow guard Brad Wanamaker added nine. Pittsburgh, overall, is shooting over 60 percent from the field, and has only committed two turnovers.
Georgetown, meanwhile, is shooting just 39 percent from the field and has just three assists, which is criminal for a John Thompson III-led team. Julian Vaughn and Henry Sims have six points to lead the way, but guards Austin Freeman and Chris Wright are off their game. Freeman has just five points on 2-7 shooting, while Wright picked up two early fouls that hurt his rhythm.
Georgetown desperately needs to get it together to avoid its first 1-4 Big East start since 1998/99, the year Thompson's father stepped down at midseason.