Georgetown basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Georgetown vs. Mount St. Mary’s

When: Noon. Where: Verizon Center.

Internet: Game televised on ESPN3.com. Radio: WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM).

Records: Hoyas 3-1; Mountaineers 1-2.

Georgetown’s disciplined, balanced approach to basketball couldn’t be more different than that of Mount St. Mary’s, which runs an offense its coach, former VCU assistant Jamion Christian, dubs “mayhem.”

It’s doubtful that the strategy, which relies on three-pointers and frenzied efforts to force turnovers, will be enough to unsettle Georgetown upon the Hoyas’ return to Verizon Center after an impressive showing at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, where they knocked off No. 13 UCLA and forced top-ranked Indiana to overtime on consecutive nights.

Junior guard Markel Starks, who averaged 21.5 points in the two games, was named to the all-tournament team. But sophomore Otto Porter Jr. was equally valuable in his first extended minutes, making scrappy, selfless plays on both ends while scoring 18 against UCLA and 15 against Indiana.

Greg Whittington’s impressive play continues; he’s currently the team’s second-leading scorer (12.8 ppg) behind Starks (13.8 ppg). Jabril Trawick was solid coming off the bench when center Mikael Hopkins landed in early foul trouble both nights.

— Liz Clarke

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