Georgetown Bounces Back, Pounds Kansas State
Mike Hammett - November 23, 2013 12:08 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 25 points to lead four Georgetown starters in double-figures as the Hoyas overwhelmed Kansas State in a 90-63 victory on Friday at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Jabril Trawick added 16 points for the Hoyas (2-2).
Georgetown coach John Thompson III didn’t hold his tongue in critiquing his team’s dismal second-half performance in its opening-game loss to Northeastern on Thursday.
The Hoyas responded by playing much more fluidly in their offensive sets and by limiting their mistakes. They led by as many as 29 and shot 63 percent from the field for the game with 19 assists.
Kansas State (2-3) fell in a 10-0 hole early and never could sting together a meaningful run. Thomas Gipson led the Wildcats with 18 points. In his third game back after from injury Gipson got more involved, but again was stunted early because of foul trouble.