Monday , Nov , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hoyas hope to clip Cardinals

Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) – The Verizon Center is the site of today’s
non-league clash between the 18th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas and the Ball State

Ball State began the season with victories in two of its first three games,
all of which took place at home. Unfortunately, the last two contests for
the Cardinals have resulted in defeat, as they fell to both Kansas and
Western Kentucky as part of the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational.

As for Georgetown, it carries a 3-1 record into this contest that includes
a 73-60 victory over Fairfield last time out. The only loss came against
an Old Dominion squad that has been a powerhouse in its respective Colonial
Athletic Conference in recent years. The Hoyas are expected to be one of the
better teams in the Big East, arguably the top conference in the nation. This
game marks the first-ever meeting between Ball State and Georgetown on the

Ball State dropped a 76-66 decision to Western Kentucky on Saturday. The
Cardinals trailed by eight points at intermission and were unable to come back
from the deficit. They finished the contest with only eight assists and 15
turnovers, and they shot a woeful 1-of-14 from three-point range. Four players
scored in double figures for Ball State in the setback. Skip Mills led the way
with 17 points, and Mills played 31 minutes off the bench. Jalon Perryman
contributed 13 points in a reserve role, and Micah Rollin pitched in 12 points
and eight rebounds. Anthony Newell rounded out the double-digit scorers for
the Cardinals with his 11 points, and he was able to pull down nine rebounds
as well.

Four players are averaging double figures in scoring for Georgetown, which is
netting 72.5 ppg on 49.5 percent shooting from the floor. Defensively, the
Hoyas are giving up 66.0 ppg to their foes. Roy Hibbert is a much-improved
center who is posting a team-high 15.0 ppg on 68.6 percent shooting from the
field, and he is also contributing 6.8 rpg and 3.8 bpg. Jonathan Wallace is
netting 12.8 ppg, and Jessie Sapp is close behind with 12.3 ppg. Rounding out
the foursome is Jeff Green, as he is scoring 11.5 ppg while also pulling down
6.0 rpg. In the victory over Fairfield last time out, the Hoyas connected on
55.8 percent of their field goal attempts. DaJuan Summers tallied a team-high
17 points, while Sapp pitched in 14 points.