John Thompson, the U.S. Olympic basketball coach, missed his Georgetown Hoyas exhibition game against the Canadian national team last night in order to scout the Soviet national team playing Nevada-Las Vegas.

"It didn't bother me," said Canadian Coach Jack Donohue after Georgetown, coached by assistant Mike Riley, displayed extraordinary offense in its 97-78 victory at McDonough Arena. "I wish he had come and let a couple of {the players} go. In this situation, John was less important."

One question being asked about the Hoyas this season is who will score when the Hoyas need points now that Reggie Williams has graduated. After last night, one could take his pick of at least four, and that doesn't even include senior Perry McDonald, the team's No. 2 scorer last season.

Jaren Jackson (22 points, including four three-point shots), Charles Smith (16), Dwayne Bryant (15) and Mark Tillmon (11) took turns scoring in critical situations. Three other Georgetown players scored at least eight points, including nine by freshman forward Anthony Tucker.

Never in Thompson's 15 seasons and 350 victories at Georgetown has he had a group of shooters as accurate from the range these Hoyas can hit -- while playing the same dynamic defense always associated with Thompson's teams.

After an even opening 13 minutes, Georgetown took the lead on three straight three-pointers, first Smith and then Jackson twice running around double picks near the base line to make open jumpers from the left corner.

In the second half, Georgetown scored on 19 of its first 25 possessions in taking an 84-66 lead with 5:13 to play. Eight points by Bryant and four by Tillmon on one-on-one moves to the basket expanded the Hoyas' lead from 47-44 to 61-52.

"We didn't expect them to shoot as well as they did," said Canadian guard Jay Triano, who led his team with 31 points.

Georgetown shot 54 percent for the game, including 68 percent (23 for 34) in the second half and 47 percent from three-point range.

The Canadians finished their Big East tour with a 1-7 record, beating Connecticut and not playing top-ranked Syracuse.

"I haven't seen Syracuse," Donohue said. "But all the teams we have played will have a tough time against these guys. Against the other teams, you make a mistake and it costs you sometimes. Here, it costs you every time."