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Georgetown Nips DePaul

The Georgetown Hoyas narrowly escaped Allstate Arena with a 76-73 win over the Blue Demons on Tuesday night.

The Blue Demons had an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Tre’Darius McCallum’s three point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out.

“He shot it, it was a heckuva look, it went in and out and that was the game,” said DePaul coach Dave Leitao.

DePaul (8-14, 1-8) was unable to stop Georgetown’s L.J. Peak, who scored twice down the final stretch including the go-ahead bucket for the Hoyas.  

“The cruelty of it is, when you play well enough to put yourselves in a position to win, you’ve got to make those plays and we didn’t,” said Leitao.

Billy Garrett, Jr. led the way for the Demons with 25 points on eight of 18 shooting.  Garrett also broke DePaul’s all-time record for free throws made with 529. The record was previously held by former Blue Demon center Stephen Howard.

“It’s just an honor to have a record at DePaul University, it’s such a storied basketball history,” said Garrett.  “To have my name on top of a record is humbling. It’s the result of the hard work and everybody who has helped me along the way.”

Eli Cain contributed 19 points on seven of 17 from the field and grabbed six rebounds.

Georgetown (13-10, 4-6) had three players finish in double-figures.

Graduate transfer Rodney Pryor led all scorers with 26 points on eight of 14 shooting. Jesse Govan added 14 points while Peak contributed 13 points in the winning effort for the Hoyas.

Next the Blue Demons will meet the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Allstate Arena.

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