Georgetown Comes Oh So Close to First Big East Victory, Falls to DePaul Late, 68-65

DePaul Knocked off Georgetown for the Second Time this Season, 68-65

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

There are quite a few games that stick out as should have won, but tonight, this game against DePaul perhaps may just be exactly the game that sticks out for the remainder of the season that just got away.

When you have five, count them, five different chances in the final seconds to send the game to overtime as the Hoyas did from multiple places on the floor, something needs to happen. Some of the shots were outright poor and some inside the paint could have fallen, but DePaul battled inside and ended Hoyas chances at the first Big East victory and only the 4th for the Blue Demons on the season.

Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 25 points and made a layup and two free throws. Yor Anei pitched in with 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Blue Demons (13-14, 4-13 Big East Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Nick Ongenda added 11 points.

Georgetown was led by Aminu Mohammed who had 18 points and nine rebounds. Mohammed has been only Hoyas player that has been able to keep the games close over the past two weeks. There is no doubt after the Big East tournament, that Mohammed will test the NBA waters.

Donald Carey added 15 points. Jalin Billingsley had 10 points and three blocks.

Tonight, marked the 17th straight loss by the Hoyas, another dismal record that continues to question as to whether Patrick Ewing Jr. will make it much longer after the completion of the Big East Tournament which starts on March 9th at MSG in New York.

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