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.
Georgetown Slips Past DePaul
We Are DePaul Top Stories
On Campus: Weekend of September 24thA number of the nation's top prospects will take official and unofficial visits this weekend. Who is headed where? Scout breaks down the key visits of the weekend.
Scout HoopsFriday at 5:07 AM
DePaul Learns Big East ScheduleCHICAGO – The Big East conference unveiled the 2016-17 conference schedule today as well as TV assignments for FOX and CBS coverage with the Blue Demons opening on the road at…
We Are DePaul09/13/2016
Hoops Recruiting Inside ScoopWhat's the latest on the top recruits in the country? Scout's basketball recruiting team -- Evan Daniels, Brian Snow and Josh Gershon -- break down the latest.
Updated 2018 Top 100The 2018 player rankings have been extended from a top 75 to a top 100. Marvin Bagley, a 6-foot-10 power forward, held on to the No. 1 spot, while Zion Williamson and Romeo…
Myke Henry Wins 3x3 National Title & MVPDePaul alumnus Myke Henry won the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 Men’s national tournament championship this morning and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
We Are DePaul08/28/2016