The Georgetown Hoyas will travel to Texas to take on the Southern Methodist Mustangs in inter-conference play Saturday night from the Moody Coliseum. The Hoyas are coming off an 81-74 road win over Oklahoma State, and the Mustangs earned an easy 77-51 home win against Northwestern State on Tuesday night. The Mustangs tallied an 81-73 road win over Georgetown last season.
Hoyas Stun Oklahoma State
The Georgetown Hoyas enter this one with momentum. They had lost two straight to Duke and UNC Greensboro and countered with an 81-74 upset road win against Oklahoma State on Wednesday in a tilt that had the Hoyas tagged as 11 point dogs. The Hoyas' top strength is their offense.
Omer Yurtseven continues to shine and he enters this one sporting an average of 16 PPG and 9.6 RPG. The seven-foot center has earned four double-doubles on the season and has reached 20 points twice this season. Mac McClung has the ability to take over a game which was evident in his 33 point effort in Wednesday’s big win. The sophomore guard is only shooting 42.2% on the season, and he stands second in team scoring with 14.5 PPG. James Akinjo is struggling with his shot, recording a field goal percentage below 39% in each of his last four games. The sophomore guard is logging 13.4 PPG.
The Hoyas are ranked 55th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and they stand at 1-1 on the road. Georgetown is a big threat offensively, and are currently averaging 78 points, placing them 78th overall. They are conceding an average of 74.5 points, placing them 293rd in DI.
SMU Remains Undefeated
The SMU Mustangs remain undefeated on the season. SMU has taken full advantage of a very easy schedule, and this contest will be the toughest opponent they have played so far. The Mustangs were favorites in each game with the exception of their bout against Evansville which the Mustangs won by 59-57 score. SMU’s defense has especially stood out in their perfect start which included an easy 77-51 home win against Northwestern State on Tuesday.
Isiaha Mike leads the way offensively with 15.9 PPG along with 6.9 RPG. The junior forward has eclipsed 20 points twice this season, and he scored 16 points in the Mustangs’ latest action on Tuesday. Kendric Davis has shot at least 50% in three of his four games played this season. The sophomore guard is a great playmaker as he is sporting an average of 7.5 assists accompanied with 15.8 points. Feron Hunt is having a tremendous season, registering three double-doubles and the sophomore forward is averaging 13.3 PPG and 8.4 RPG on the year.
The Mustangs are currently placed 83rd in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they feature a perfect 6-0 home record. SMU is averaging 74.9 points, ranking them 118th overall. They are limiting opponents to 59.6 points, good for 25th in DI.
The Georgetown Hoyas are:
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win.
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The SMU Mustangs are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.