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Hoyas Valient Comeback Effort Falls Short Against Seton Hall, 74-70

Ed Cooley Let the Refs Know His Frustrations with Some of the Calls Tonight Against Seton Hall

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

When you dig a hole in college basketball, you better be sure there is way to climb out of it before it closes over top of you. Tonight, that hole was too large and the Hoyas fell into another first half pitfall that eventually led to another disappointing loss to Seton Hall, 74-70.

Jayden Epps paced Georgetown (8-8, 1-4) with 30 points and hit 5 of 13 3-pointers. Supreme Cook added 13 points and Jay Heath contributed 10.

Georgetown started this game down 24-9 with 10:36 remaining in the first half before Epps finally got them into double digits. It was Epps who hit a three-pointer coming out of a time out with 7:46 remaining in the first half that actually made it game that the Hoya faithful wanted to watch.

The Hoyas came out of the locker room lacking the energy they had going into the half and seemed they were not going to find someone else but Epps to score. It took the Hoyas until the 18:06 mark when Supreme Cook flushed a dunk that sort of ignited the next four buckets for the Hoyas and they were able to pull to 47-39 at the TV time out with 15:39 remaining.

It looked as if the Hoyas were finally going to regain a lead for good and pull away after Epps hit another jumper with 3:15 remaining giving the Hoyas a 62-65 lead.

Seton Hall took the lead for good with 1:50 left in the second half on a layup from Richmond to make it a 66-65 game.

Epps was at it one more time with a three pointer with 0:11 remaining making it 72-70 Seton Hall. This is as close as the Hoyas would come, but after digging out of the hole and breathing new life at the end, the result is still another loss.

” We made a couple of mistakes, but there were also questionable calls at the end, which I am sure most of you could see me talk to the refs,” said Hoyas Coach Ed Cooley.

“I thought we were landing the plane. We were in our final approach. Our final approach got reallyyyy bumpy. We landed it, but we landed it where everyone was sitting saying, ‘I don’t want to get on that flight again.'”

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