Georgetown ran the fast break, used a full-court press throughout and substituted freely. In short, everything went according to plan as the Hoyas easily defeated the Puerto Rican national team, 102-75, in an exhibition game last night at McDonough Gym.
A crowd of 2,673 got to see what the Hoyas play like without Patrick Ewing. David Wingate led the Hoyas with 16 points and Reggie Williams had 15. Four freshmen combined for 34 points, including Jaren Jackson's 13.
"My freshmen are good," Coach John Thompson said. "They are confident. They all don't have big reputations but we don't look for who's who, but who can play."
The visitors might have been described as perfect guests except for one incident. Francisco Leon, provoked by contact, punched Hoyas freshman Johnathan Edwards with 7:51 left, emptying both benches. The incident ended quickly; Leon and Edwards both were ejected.
Thompson started Michael Jackson and Horace Broadnax at the guards, Wingate and Williams at the forwards and Ralph Dalton at center.
Broadnax, who had 10 first-half points on five-for-seven shooting, opened the scoring with a 20-foot jumper. Georgetown took a 10-2 lead with 16:39 left in the half when Wingate slam dunked an alley-oop pass from Jackson.
Thompson went to his bench at 14:03. Georgetown took a 16-6 lead when Bobby Winston, a freshman from All Saints, followed up Edwards' miss. Sophomore Grady Mateen's two foul shots with 9:39 left gave the Hoyas their biggest lead of the half, 26-12.
Georgetown led at the half, 41-32.
In the second half, Thompson started Mateen and four freshmen: Winston, Charles Smith, Jaren Jackson and Edwards.