Georgetown Slips Past DePaul

In what was a hotly contested game throughout, the Georgetown Hoyas proved to be the more composed team during the game’s final six minutes and walked away from Allstate Arena with a 78-72 victory on Tuesday night.

It was a bitter pill for DePaul (9-9, 3-2) to swallow.

“It was a very physical Big East game,” said DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. “We turned the ball over three times and took two bad shots in that stretch where they outscored us 10-3. That was a critical stretch.”

DePaul had no answer for Georgetown (11-5, 3-2) guard D’vauntes Smith-Rivera, who led all scorers with 25 points including 10 points from the free throw line.

Jabril Trawick added 11 points for the Hoyas.

DePaul’s Myke Henry returned to the type of performance we had seen from him earlier in the season. Henry led the Demons with 17 points on seven of 13 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds.

“Myke played well,” said Purnell. “He missed some shots he would have normally make during that stretch. I thought that was the Myke Henry we saw earlier in the year.”

Four players finished in double-figures for DePaul. Sophomore guard Billy Garrett, Jr. scored 16 points and dished out five assists. Senior Jamee Crockett contributed with 12 points and Aaron Simpson chipped in with 11 points.

One key difference in this one was trips to the free throw line. The Hoyas went 26 of 32 from the charity stripe for 81.3 percent.

The Blue Demons return to Allstate Arena on Sunday afternoon for a date with the St. John’s Red Storm, who are currently winless in the Big East.

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