College Hoyas

Mac McClung drops 38 points in Hoyas’ OT win over Little Rock

Hoyas' freshman Mac McClung has career day in win over the Trojans.

Georgetown freshman guard Mac McClung used a career performance to lead the Hoyas past Little 102-94 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.

McClung tallied 38 points and shot 4-9 from the three-point line to help Georgetown earn its ninth victory of the season. McClung’s previous career-high was 18 points.

Freshman James Akinjo also had a career outing, registering 25 points, seven assists and three steals. Jessie Govan and Kaleb Johnson each had 12 points.

Little Rock held its own against the Georgetown, taking a one point lead into halftime. The Trojans lead by as many as four points in the second half before Georgetown went on a run and took a 74-68 lead.

The Hoyas were up 84-81 in the final seconds of the game until Little Rock’s Ryan Pippin drilled a 30-foot three pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

McClung and Akinjo came through in the extra session making clutch shots and converting their free throws. McClung was fouled, while draining a three-pointer to put the Hoyas up 98-90 in the final minutes of overtime.

Georgetown shot 40 percent from the floor and went 33-45 at the free throw line. McClung converted 14 free throws on 16 attempts.

Little Rock’s Nikola Maric and Markquis Nowell combined to scored 51 points. Maric had a team-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Nowell notched 24 points.

This was the first game Georgetown scored 100 or more since last season against Mount St. Mary’s.

Georgetown’s next game will be after the holiday when the team faces Howard at home on Dec. 29.

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