The Mount put up a good fight, but just didn't have the horses to pull off the upset at Verizon Center as Georgetown made plays when they needed to and took care of Mt. St. Mary's 83-62 on Monday evening.
The Hoyas showed why they are a ranked team and the Mount showed why it is considered the favorite in the NEC. But in the end the difference between the two teams showed as well. The Hoyas took an early lead, withstood a Mount run in the first half, and built an 11-point halftime lead despite a hot shooting three-point attack from the Mount.
The Mount couldn't really contend with the Hoyas inside. Greg Monroe had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead all players in both categories, while Julian Vaughn had 14 and 8. The inside play opened up the outside as Chris Wright knocked down 4 trifectas and finished with 18 points.
MSM was led by Jean Cajou with 16 points, who is showing signs of the long-range deadeye that helped carry the Mount to the NCAA tourney two years ago. Tayvon Jackon was next in line for the Mount with 11, while Lamar Trice chipped in 8 for that Mount that shot 40% from the field.
The Mount faces Robert Morris on Thursday night in a rematch of last year's NEC championship game. The Mount will enter with a 3-3 record while Robert Morris, which has had 11 days off, will enter at 1-4.