Green, Hoyas down Cardinals
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Jeff Green had 14 points, six rebounds and
four assists to lead 18th-ranked Georgetown over Ball State, 69-54, and give
Hoyas head coach John Thompson III family bragging rights over his brother,
Cardinals head coach Ronny Thompson.
DaJuan Summers added 12 points for the Hoyas (4-1), who have won consecutive
games since falling to Old Dominion last Wednesday. Vernon Macklin tallied 10
points for Georgetown, which never trailed in the contest.
Micah Rollin and Anthony Newell each had 10 points to lead the Cardinals
(2-4), who have dropped four straight under their first-year head coach.
This is the first time the Thompson siblings have faced each other as head
coaches. Their father is the legendary Hall-of-Fame head coach John Thompson,
who guided the Hoyas for 27 seasons.
Georgetown got off to a quick start, grabbing a 16-4 lead just 6 1/2 minutes
into the contest. Green and Jonathan Wallace combined for 10 of the first 16
points for the Hoyas, who later in the half used an 11-2 surge to forge ahead
by 14 points. Summers scored the final six points of the run, giving
Georgetown a 33-19 lead with just over four minutes left until halftime.
The Hoyas cruised into the break with a 40-28 lead and continued to coast
through the second half. Just 9 1/2 minutes into the half, Macklin’s dunk made
it a 20-plus point game for the first time, 57-36.
The Thompsons are one of two sets of brothers currently serving as head
coaches in Division I. James Jones (Yale) and Joe Jones (Columbia) are the
other set…This was the first-ever meeting between Georgetown and Ball
State… Roy Hibbert had nine points and seven boards for Georgetown.