Originally written on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 12/3/11
Georgetown 57, #12 Alabama 55This hard fought game was decided on a clutch three from Hollis Thompson with about two seconds left. Alabama's defense was strong, as it's been all season, but the fact is that Georgetown is a bad match-up for them. The Hoyas like slowing things down and grinding things out, and they're smart with the ball and don't turn it over often. Alabama's offense still isn't particularly good in the half court, and they depend on getting easy baskets off turnovers. Georgetown committed only ten turnovers. Jason Clark's ability to his threes (4-for-7 for the game) also helped open the defense up, increasing the number of passing lanes for Georgetown's offense.This is a frustrating loss for Alabama, but it's not a bad loss. Georgetown is a good team, and they're the type of team that matches up well against Alabama's pressure defense. And with all that said, Alabama would have won if the three-point shooting had been a little more even (Georgetown hit 41%, c...
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