Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
After the loss to Creighton, the Hoyas and Patrick Ewing once again sat back and were scratching their heads as to what it would take to mount some sort of winning streak to possibly help this team into the postseason. Tonight they got a little help with a convincing, 82-73 victory over DePaul.
The Hoyas were again led by Senior Jesse Govan with 26 points, but had another solid all around team effort on top of that scoring as a team, something they have struggled with throughout the season.
Mac McClung added 15 points and James Akinjo 13 for the Hoyas (17-11. 7-8 Big East), who won for only the second time in their past five games.
Max Strus scored 25 points for DePaul (13-13, 5-10), which lost its fourth straight game.
Paul Reed scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded three assists for the Blue Demons. Eli Cain chipped in with 14 points before fouling out.
DePaul never had a chance in this game with the Georgetown defense until under a minute remained when they cut the lead to 78-71 when Devin Gage scored on a lay-up and free throw.
“We played very well as team today and with Jesse’s leadership on the court the other guys just find ways to score. We were able to get DePaul to miss quite a few shots in the paint in the final minute which turned into baskets for us that gave us that margin we needed to win this game,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
Next up for the Hoyas is a much needed victory against Seton Hall on Saturday if they have any postseason hopes to stay alive. Another would be if they go to New York and win the Big East tournament, then the automatic bid would help this team that has shown lots of promise and lots of let down yet again this season.