Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
When Darrell Walker came into Capital One Arena today, it was if he knew his Little Rock team had a chance to win here today against the Hoyas, however, one player, Mac McClung had other ideas for his team, that would include overtime
McClung, who has struggled to find his offensive prowess in a few games this season, certainly delighted the crowd today taking his team to a 102-94 victory behind his 38 points.
Little Rock took an 89-88 lead in overtime when McClung’s jumper started a 12-2 run. He had a back-breaking 4-point play with under a minute left to double the lead to eight. The Hoyas were 11 of 11 from the line in overtime.
Georgetown was 33 of 45 from the line, Little Rock 32 of 40 as the teams combined for 67 fouls and five technicals with six players fouling out and six finishing with four fouls.
“This team has a lot of guys who just want to go out there and compete as hard as they can game after game. I think when Jesse fouled out of the game, the guys wanted to win this one for him,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
This is the first game we have really seen the explosive McClung make things happen for the Hoyas. He really looked as if he is coming into playing this level and to have James Akinjo running in the backcourt with him.