John F. Silver
Georgetown’s Otto Porter, coming off 33 points against Syracuse, has 1 point and one shot as UConn leads Georgetown 22-19 at the half in a game that resembles a brawl more than a hoops game.
That is one point is better than Shabazz Napier, who is scoreless in three shots. Ryan Boatright? He has two points on four shots.
The Huskies and Hoyas are in the midst of a physical game that is taking over the game. The Hoyas shot 28.6 percent in the half and at one points went 11:05 without a field goal. For UConn, DeAndre Daniels has eight points, and Phil Nolan has four points.
The Huskies are shooting 34.6 percent from the floor.
The defenses are allowed to be physical and are bullying the offenses. The Huskies are struggling mightily in the halfcourt and can’t get a good look against the Georgetown defense. UConn’s best offense has been the fastbreak where it has 8 points on the break.
Something is going to have to give in the second half. Uconn holding its own on the boards with an 18-14 advantage.
The second half will come down to the stars. Will Porter and Napier show up?
Whichever player comes through first will walk out of Gampel with a win.