Player Grades: Marquette at Georgetown

Vander Blue (7 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast) Uncharacteristically missed two free throws early on, and it seemed to shake his confidence the rest of the half. He made a couple terrible passes that led to Hoya lay-ups and only attacked the basket a handful of times, settling for long threes on which he was not connecting. He settled down a bit in the second half, but missed a handful of open 3-pointers, shots he has made at a great clip most of the year. It just was not is game. C-

Junior Cadougan (4 pts, 5 ast, 5 to) Cadougan didn’t do much of anything in the first half except turn the ball over, four times to be exact. The second half wasn’t much better, although he did hit a nice pull-up jumper. To make things worse, Buzz benched him and played Derrick at the under-4 timeout, denying him minutes in a place where he is usually lock. This team goes as Junior goes, and tonight, as in most of its other losses, simply didn’t go.  F

Juan Anderson (2 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast) Anderson has to recognize personnel on the floor a bit better. He can’t drive and dish to Derrick Wilson with the shot clock winding down. It wasn’t his fault that the zebras were quick on the whistle, but he has to adjust his game to these situations. Juan missed almost all of the second half wit four fouls, and fouled out with 2:55 to go. D-

Chris Otule (8 pts, 1 reb, 1 blk) At the first media timeout, it seemed as if Otule was a man amongst boys with six early points. Buzz agreed, letting him stay out there coming back from the timeout. He got one more bucket early in the half before going cold. A combination of good defense and travel violations left Otule with 8 points until the dying minutes, finishing with 10. He needs to cut down on turnovers, though, as  four is simply too many. B

Trent Lockett (5 pts, 2 reb, 3 stl)  Lockett broke a five minute field goal drought late in first half driving it to the hoop but immediately proceeded to pick up his second foul and sat the final four minutes, exemplifying his Jekyll and Hyde nature. He wasn’t bad, per se, and had the right idea in attacking the hole, but his jumpshot still has yet to show up. C-

Derrick Wilson (0 pts, 1 to, 1 ast) Wilson’s defense was stellar early on as he took some of Cadougan’s minutes, but up against a long and athletic zone, he could not penetrate or shoot, making him rather worthless on the floor. Wilson finished the final four minutes on the floor but only had an assist and a turnover to show for it. C

Jamil Wilson (13 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast) The first half was begging for the patented Jamil 14-footer in the middle of the zone, it just never came. Whether it was a lack of feeds, partly, or lack of movement by Jamil, partly, as he failed to even attempt a shot. Wilson turned it around in the second though, becoming Marquette’s best and most aggressive player. If there is any consolation, to the loss it will manifest itself in a more confident Wilson on Saturday. Big if though. B

Todd Mayo (8 pts, 1 reb, 1 blk) Mayo may have been a bit too quick on the trigger at times early on, but on this team, you can’t really fault him for taking shots, even if they aren’t ideal. Finishing with eight points on 2-4 shooting from beyond the arc, he pretty much matched his average game contributions. B-

Davante Gardner (2 pts, 2 reb, 1 blk) The big fella went missing in this game, getting manhandled in the paint by Georgetown’s big men and never getting good positioning. I don’t remember one instance where he had a good post and his only bucket came off a freak tip. He didn’t get minutes early on and could never get in a groove. Marquette will be facing a lot of zone, so he and Buzz have to devise a way to get him touches against that style of defense. D-

Steve Taylor (2 pts, 1 reb) Steve provided a nice burst of energy in the few minutes he saw in the second half, grabbing an offensive board and getting an easy bucket. B+

This is a player analysis so I don’t usually include coach Buzz Williams, but his puzzling technical foul cut a 9-2 Marquette run, just as they had closed Georgetown’s lead to three and is worth a mention. This is the second straight game at the Verizon Center where Buzz stopped his own team’s momentum, calling a timeout up 16 last year, a move he said cost them the game. I’m not saiyng the T tonight did, but it certainly did not help.

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2 Comments on “Player Grades: Marquette at Georgetown”

  1. MUFanatic
    February 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Jamil had 13 points…not 3!


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