SOUTH BEND, In. — With their top two players out and zero wins at the Carrier Dome in over 10 years, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a tough match-up against a very athletic Syracuse Orange team, who had wins over teams like University of Connecticut, Georgetown and Virginia Tech in non-conference play.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday afternoon, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks continued their six-game road swing with game against the Georgetown Hoyas.
The Hawks have had an extra day of rest, as their game against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies from Wednesday was cancelled due to power failures inside the Reilly Center. That game was rescheduled for November 20th at 7:00pm EST.
Georgetown and Maryland Eastern Shore last met in the 2015-16 season, with the Hoyas picking up a 68-49 victory over the Hawks inside Capital One Arena.
On Saturday, the Hawks were looking to get back on track after suffering a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Maryland Terrapins in their previous game. Logan McIntosh was still out of the lineup for the Hawks against the Hoyas, leaving the Hawks short-handed once again.
Eastern Shore was simply overwhelmed by the Hoyas from the outset of the game. Georgetown opened the day on a 10-0 run, holding the Hawks scoreless for over three minutes in the process. They had runs of eight and nine points in the first half, and took a 21-point lead into the locker room.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head coaching era for Patrick Ewing with the Georgetown Hoyas officially got underway on Sunday afternoon inside Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Ewing returned to his alma mater this off-season to become the latest head coach of the Hoyas. In his regular season head coaching debut, Georgetown welcomed the Jacksonville Dolphins to town to kick off the 2017-18 season.
Jacksonville was coming off a season-opening loss at the hands of the UAB Blazers on Friday, 96-67, and were looking to get in the win column.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Bobby Collins is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2017-18, and he’s looking to get the team back into the post-season for the first time since 2014-15.
In Collins’ first year in Princess Anne, he guided the Hawks to a record of 18-15 overall, and a spot in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Despite an opening round loss to the High Point Panthers, the season was a success for the Hawks.
Fast forward to the 2017-18 season, and the Hawks are coming off back-to-back losing seasons. Last season, they took a step forward again, finishing sixth in the MEAC standings, and they advanced to the MEAC Tournament semi-finals.
Heading into this season, the Hawks are looking to build off of last year’s momentum, and contend for a MEAC title once more.
Once a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, Georgetown Hoyas‘ forward Isaac Copeland found himself in unfamiliar territory in 2016-17.
His role had diminished with the program, limiting his playing time off the hop. Then, the injury bug bit the junior to just seven games in 2016-17, averaging just 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in under 20 minutes of action per night.
In mid-December, he announced his intentions to transfer from the program, and he received his release.
Several teams reached out and tried to recruit the talented 6’9” forward, but one in particular seemed to have a leg up on the others. On Monday afternoon, it was announced where Copeland would be transferring for the remainder of his collegiate career.
What a way to kick off the 2016-17 regular season!
On Saturday, fans everywhere were still in a bit of shock in terms of what they saw on Friday. Some teams were still celebrating program-defining wins, including the Wagner Seahawks, Albany Great Danes, and Nicholls State Colonels.
Some power conference teams were left looking for answers as to what went wrong on opening day, trying to correct any mistakes before their next game.
Saturday was a much quieter day in terms of games as opposed to Friday, but there were still some memorable moments out there, which included some big-time individual performances across the country.
All three of the Three Stars for November 12th put together some impressive shooting performances, as all three finished their respective games with a shooting percentage of 48% or better.