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Friday / January 18.
  • 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.