Georgetown accomplished two things in its 103-90 win over Villanova at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas (17-5, 7-4 Big East) proved they can beat any team in the country. Scoring 103 points against the No.2 team in the country is saying something.
They also proved that Villanova is vulnerable on defense. The Wildcats (20-2, 9-1) have given up 84 or more points four times this season and 70 or more a bunch of other times. Part of that is due to their high octane offense. Teams that get a lot of possessions and score a lot of points generally give their opponents more opportunities.
So this loss doesn't mean Villanova is all of a sudden in trouble. It just means Jay Wright needs to get his team to pay a little more attention to defense.
The Hoyas certainly did as they forced 17 turnovers. Georgetown had 20 turnovers, but it shot 56 percent from the field, including hitting 10 of 19 three-point attempts. Austin Freeman had 25 points and sophomore Jason Clark had a season-high 24 points.