Georgetown Gets Another Tough First Half, Pulls Away in Second for Victory Over North Texas, 75-63

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Hoyas Center Marcus Derrickson scores 2 of His 17 Game High Points in the second half against North Texas

Over the years there have been quite a few match-ups for the Georgetown Hoyas that have had the tale of two halves of basketball, tonight was one of those against North Texas.

Perhaps this was one of the lesser known teams the Hoyas have faced in their season of tune-up games, but their 7-5 record coming into the game tonight was all they could handle in the first half.

The Hoyas gave North Texas all they could handle the second half that involved a healthy dose of Marcus Derrickson, 17 points and Jesse Govan, 12 points and 14 rebounds as the Hoyas improved to 9-1 on the season with one more tune-up game on Saturday against 0-11 Alabama A&M.

Ryan Woolridge scored 20 points and Shane Temara had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Mean Green (7-6), who snapped a three-game win streak.

“We came out more aggressive on the ball and closed down their open shots,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing. ” I didn’t like some of what we did offensively in the first half and made some adjustments to get Marcus and Jesse a few more touches on the ball and the size helped us as you can see in the box score by both players.”

 

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