Three Thoughts on No. 5 Georgetown blowout of No. 13 Syracuse

Three throughs on the last regular season match-up between the Hoyas and the Orange.

Syracuse shooting woes continue

The Orange came out flat once more on the offensive side of the court Saturday against Georgetown. Syracuse shot just 32.6-percent (15-of-46) from the field and 9.1-percent (1-of-11) from the beyond the arc. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said his team’s been having trouble shooting the ball its last few games after playing DePaul Wednesday. The Orange will look to rectify its shooting woes with the Big East Tournament coming up.

Turnovers (and lack of assists) hampered Syracuse Saturday

Syracuse recorded 14 turnovers to just three assist against Georgetown. SU guard Michael Carter-Williams led the team with a season-low two assists and also led his team with four turnovers. An assist-to-turnover ratio like that will only guarantee Syracuse an early exit from both the Big East Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.

The Orange needs to figure out how to better match up against the Hoyas

Syracuse proved for the second time this year it has problems matching up against Georgetown. Sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. torched the Orange to the tune of 33 points and eight boards on Feb. 23 at the Carrier Dome, but someone else took over this time.  Junior guard Markel Starks led his team with 19 points and four dishes. Starks also went 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.

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