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Monday / October 22.
  • Georgetown Gives Louisville a Scare

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    Georgetown gave Louisville a real scare on Saturday.

    No, not the Hoyas.

    This was NAIA power Georgetown (Ky.) College pushing the No. 3 team in the nation before falling 74-67 in an exhibition game in Louisville broadcast on SNY.

    Samardo Samuels, the 6-9 freshman out of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark pictured above left, scored 20 points for the Cardinals. Fellow freshman Jared Swopshire also played well for Louisville, adding 14 points and 11 rebounds.

    Vincent Crutcher led the Tigers with 18 points and David Graham added 16, but the Tigers missed several free throws in the final minute that could have helped them pull off the upset.

    Louisville shot 39 percent from the field, was outrebounded 46-37 and committed 18 turnovers, but was 33-of-50 from the free-throw line.

    This was one of several scrimmages/exhibitions this weekend, including Rutgers at UMass and Fordham at Seton Hall on Saturday. We hear former St. Anthony point guard Jio Fontan of Fordham played exceptionally well finishing with about 30 points, and Jeremy Hazell shot it well for the Pirates. Seton Hall won the first 20-minute period by 1 point against Fordham’s starters, while in the second half, Fordham played all its guys and Seton Hall won by a dozen or so.

    Here’s a complete list of weekend scrimmages courtesy of Jeff Goodman at FoxSports.com

    Saturday

    Davidson at Texas
    Arizona State at New Mexico
    Memphis at St. Louis
    Virginia Tech and Georgetown
    George Washington at Villanova
    Wake Forest at South Carolina
    Portland State at Washington State
    Fairfield at Boston College
    College of Charleston at Georgia Tech
    Creighton at Iowa State
    Clemson at Georgia
    UNC Wilmington at Charlotte
    Santa Clara at California
    Wichita State at Kansas State
    Wyoming at Washington
    Rutgers at UMass
    Utah at Colorado
    West Virginia at Virginia
    DePaul at Iowa
    Drexel at St. John’s
    Akron at Xavier
    Fordham at Seton Hall
    Nevada at Saint Mary’s
    Chattanooga at Auburn
    Cleveland State at Eastern Michigan
    Eastern Illinois at Illinois-Chicago
    Princeton at Marist
    Cal State Fullerton at San Diego State
    Long Island at Albany
    Liberty at East Carolina
    Cornell at Hartford
    UT Arlington at SMU
    Sacramento State at San Jose State
    Mount St. Mary’s at UMBC
    Sacred Heart and Brown
    Lipscomb at Murray State
    Iona at Holy Cross
    Army at Yale
    Wofford at Winthrop
    St. Francis (Pa.) at Towson
    St. Francis (NY) at St. Peter’s
    Florida International at Central Florida
    Southeast Louisiana at Southern Mississippi
    Lafayette at Monmouth
    UTEP vs. Lamar on neutral court

    Sunday

    Vanderbilt at North Carolina
    Marquette at Nebraska
    LSU at Tulane
    Ohio State at Miami (Ohio)
    Kent State at Michigan
    Siena at Colgate
    Campbell at Coastal Carolina
    American at Richmond
    Valparaiso at Northwestern
    St. Bonaventure at Buffalo
    Long Beach State at San Diego
    Stony Brook at Central Connecticut State
    Nicholls State at South Alabama
    Tennessee Tech vs. Arkansas-Little Rock at neutral site
    Stetson vs. Georgia Southern in Jacksonville

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.