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Hoyas Drop Final Home Game to Providence, 71-58

Providence Shut the Door on the Hoyas Final Home Game of the Season With a 71-58 Victory

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Tonight marked the end of the 2023-24 home schedule for the Hoyas and while they certainly had a shot to grab a winnable game tonight, the result was much the same as the rest of the season as they fell to Providence, 71-58.

After the game Hoyas Head Coach Ed Cooley praised his former school but also wanted everyone to know his commitment to Georgetown. He was also asked about the loud and boisterous “Let’s Go Friars” Providence fans, who seemed to have accounted for more than half of the attendance tonight at Capital One Arena.

“That’s probably the fourth school that’s done that,” Cooley, who spent the previous 12 seasons at Providence, said of the Friars fans’ late-game chants. “That’s okay. I’m glad they came to the game. But, again, this is the fourth program I’ve been part of, reestablishing and building it. It doesn’t happen overnight. Eventually, that’ll change. Now it’s just not that time.”

The Hoyas had four players score in double figures, with sophomore guard Jayden Epps collecting a team-high 16 points. But he shot 6 for 19 and committed three of his team’s 10 turnovers.

There are quite a few stats that stand out in the loss for the Hoyas tonight, that include the 4 for 10 shooting from 3-point range. Simply put, this will just not win games in the Big East.

Devin Carter collected 20 of his 24 points and eight of his 12 rebounds out of the break for Providence. This marked his 11th double-double of the season.

Georgetown has one more shot to do something nice to end the regular season, knock off St. Johns in the Garden and possibly knock Rick Pitino and his squad off the NCAA bubble for good? Can it happen? Not if the Hoyas play the way they did in the first half tonight against Providence or the way they did against St. Johns in their last game against them at home.

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