D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and the Georgetown Hoyas only played one game this past week. What a game it was for the team and their star guard.
Game-changing scenarios can be subtle. Not in Georgetown's 91-87 overtime win over Indiana. That's because there is little subtle about Hoyas center Joshua Smith.
Like most college basketball rematches these days, especially those with a two-year gap in between, fans likely need a scorecard to know the opposing players.
What happened: Georgetown went from routing Charlotte in the second half to battling the visiting 49ers into the final minutes.
Coaches at all levels and in all sports preach to players about staying ready. Remain focused even when sitting on the bench because opportunity could come suddenly.