No. 11 Butler came into the Verizon Center on Jan. 7 and knocked off Georgetown in a overtime thriller. The Hoyas returned the favor on Saturday night, beating the Bulldogs 85-81, and snapping their 14 game win streak at home.
Georgetown (12-10, 3-6 Big East) was led by Rodney Pryor, L.J. Peak, and Jessie Govan once again as the trio combined to score 62 points. Pryor finished with 20 points, four rebounds and went 3-6 from behind the arc.
Peak was doing what he has been doing all season, finishing with 22 points and six assists. Govan scored 20 points off the bench, and hit a clutch three-pointer with 1:03 left in the game, which helped the Hoyas pull off the upset. Govan was 8-9 from the floor and a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc.
Georgetown’s offense was on point for the entire game, shooting 63.8 percent from the floor and an impressive 72 percent in the second half. The Hoyas was 50 percent from the three-point line.
The Bulldogs (18-4, 7-3) received a good outing from forward Kelan Martin, who finished the game with 22 points and four rebounds. Andrew Chrabascz added 16 points in Butler’s 58.9 percent shooting effort.
Both teams were trading baskets until the middle of the second half when the Hoyas went on a 9-2 run to take a 72-65 lead. Butler came back to tie, but Georgetown managed to hold on for the win.
- Georgetown is set to take on a struggling DePaul team, who is 1-7 in the Big East, on Tuesday at 9 p.m. It will be the Hoyas last road game before heading back to the Verizon Center to play Seton Hall.
- Butler, who is expected to go down in the rankings, will play No. 16 Creighton on Tuesday before going on a two game road trip.