Georgetown Defeats Tide in Thriller

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The Crimson Tide found out last night why Georgetown is one of the top defensive programs in the country. Their defense allowed them to hang on to a 57-55 victory over No. 12 Alabama last night. The Hoyas handed the Tide their first loss of the season.

Georgetown’s Hollis Thompson shot a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds to go to give the Hoyas the victory after the Tide had come back with 2:00 minutes to go to take a one point lead off a Trevor Releford free throw.

The difference according to Tide coach Anthony Grant was “too many breakdowns.” on defense.

“We didn't effectively defend that the way we were supposed to,” Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. “Neither of the players that were involved defended it the way that we were supposed to.”

And he was right. The Tide gave the Hoyas too many easy lay-ups and too many second chance baskets. Also, foul trouble plague the Tide at the end of the game as well.

Meanwhile, the Hoyas shut down the Tide’s three-point game limiting them to only two shots made from the three-point line; both came at critical times for the Tide.

The Tide was lead by Tony Mitchell’s 20 points and Green’s 13 points. Green’s lack of effectiveness also affected the Tide.

“It just got us out of whack, and we weren't aggressive against the zone,” Green said. “There's just a lot of things we could have done differently. Just getting the ball in the middle. Once you get the ball in the middle, it beats the zone and we really didn't do that.”

Although this was a loss, it probably won’t hurt the Tide that much if at all. The Tide’s RPI is still in the top 10 and with them only losing by two points to a Big East team.

But that’s small consolation to a team that was hoping it had arrived.

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