Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
If the Hoyas are going to make a statement for the final weeks of the regular season, they are certainly trying to bounce back from a roller coaster ride in the Big East, which had more downs than ups at the beginning of the season, but it appears that JTIII has figured a way to get the troops rallied and possibly save a chance at the NCAA Tournament if they can go deep in the Big East Tournament.
Jessie Govan scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead three Georgetown players with 20-plus-points and the Hoyas beat Marquette 80-62 on Saturday.
Rodney Pryor added 20 points and 10 rebounds and L.J. Peak scored 20 to top 1,000 career points for Georgetown (14-12, 5-8 Big East).
“We just found a lot of things that worked today and Jessie and Rodney stepped up big as they have in other games this season,” said Thompson.
Marquette (15-10, 6-7) entered ranked third in the nation averaging 42.4 percent from 3-point range but was held to 3 of 14. The Golden Eagles average 10.3 makes.
Georgetown is off for a week before returning to BIG EAST Conference action on Sunday, Feb. 18, visiting Creighton in Omaha, Neb. Tipoff at Century Link Center is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be shown live on FS1 and can be heard locally on 106.7 FM The Fan.