College Hoyas

DePaul beats Georgetown, 67-65

Billy Garrett's last second free throws ends DePaul's six game losing streak to the Hoyas.

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After a lopsided loss to Creighton three days ago, Georgetown looked to get back on the right track in its home matchup against DePaul. Things didn’t go the way the Hoyas planned as they fell to DePaul, 67-65 on Wednesday night.

DePaul sophomore guard Billy Garrett made clutch free throws with 0.2 seconds left in the game ended the Blue Demons (9-19, 2-13 Big East) dreadful 10 game losing streak.

Garrett was DePaul’s top scorer with 15 points. R.J. Curington scored 14 points, while Tre’Darius McCallum chipped in 13 points.

Georgetown (14-14, 5-10 Big East) jumped out in front early, taking a 18-8 with under 13 minutes left in the first half. The Hoyas were up by as many as 14 points in the half until the Blue Demons stormed back, and took a 39-36 lead at halftime thanks to a three-pointer by Curington.

The Hoyas regain the lead with 14:49 left in the second half when L.J. Peak, who finished with six points and five assists, converted a layup to give Georgetown a 48-47 lead.

Jessie Govan nailed a jumper, which put the Hoyas up 65-61 with 1:24 to go in regulation. Govan finished with a team-high 18 points.

McCallum scored four straight points to tie the game at 65. Govan air balled the potential game winning three-pointer, which led to Garrett’s free throws for DePaul at the other end.

Graduate transfer Rodney Pryor registered 14 points and Marcus Derrickson scored 11 points. The Hoyas won six consecutive games against the Blue Demons prior to the loss.

What’s Next 

  • The Hoyas will hit the road to face St. John’s on Saturday and Seton Hall on Feb. 28. Those are Georgetown’s final away games before taking on No. 2 Villanova to close out the regular season. Georgetown currently sits in ninth place in the Big East standings. 

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