Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
For the Hoyas who could not find a way to defeat Providence since 2014, today looked as if it might be another other that would extend that streak, that was until Mac McClung and James Akinjo decided differently.
McClung who struggled a bit in regulation, heaved up a shot that banked in and forced the first overtime. Akinjo decided that one ovetime period was not going to be enough today to settle this game.
The freshman guard was fortunate enough to not have to force up a desperate heave like McClung. Instead, he received the inbounds pass and dribbled around for about five seconds before shooting a long three of his own at the top of the arc. This time, the Hoyas didn’t have to hope the backboard would give them a fortunate bounce.
Georgetown’s win follows a three-point overtime loss at home against St. John’s a week ago and an 81-75 loss at Xavier in which the Hoyas surrendered a 17-point lead in the first half. On Saturday, the victory required a full team effort — and provided Ewing a buffet of praiseworthy performances.
“I can’t worry about what happened in the past,” Ewing said. “All I know is it was a great win to get, and we had to go into double-overtime to be able to come away with it, and I’m proud of the guys.”