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Hoyas Can’t Break Losing Streak to Providence, Falter in Second Half to a 73-69 Loss

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

There have been quite a few things that have gone right for the Hoyas this season, but the second half of the past two games certainly has not been one of them.

With several chances to put the Friars away in the second half, and knock off that 7 game losing steak to PC, they just could not keep their momentum alive and dropped another home game, 73-69.

Jessie Govan became another legend at Georgetown today, surpassing 1000 points in his career and the 42 Hoyas player to notch the mark. He was a force inside and out for Georgetown, problem was, he was the Hoyas only double figure scorer with 27 points.

Many thought the momentum was going to change for the Hoyas when Head Coach Patrick Ewing was handed a technical foul. It did for about two field goals worth for the Hoyas and eventually would get them as close as 70-69 on a Marcus Derrickson bucket with 1:11 remaining in the game.

Alpha Diallo  took control for the Friars under a minute, sort of like has done all season and today with 14 points by hitting driving layup for a three-point lead. Bullock, who also made five 3-pointers, then sank two key free throws with 12.6 seconds left to lock things up.

Jalen Lindsey knocked down four 3-pointers and led PC with 17 points, while Jackson was again a force off of the bench with 16 points, six rebounds, and eight free throw attempts.

“We made a few mistakes in the second half, ” said Ewing.  “These guys did not quit when Providence went on a 11-0 run. We have to finish out these two final games and head into the tournament and hope we can make something happen.”

Georgetown finished out the season at home on Monday against Marquette and then wraps up the regular season at Villanova on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Depending on the way the conference play finishes out, they most likely will play on Wednesday night in first round of Big East play the following week.


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