Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
New York, NY–
For the second time in a week the Georgetown Hoyas looked as if they could knock off a top ranked opponent, this week in 5th ranked Duke, but they battled back in the final minute, but a final second shot from long range to win the game by Reggie Cameron fell short the the Blue Devils escaped with a 86-84 victory to win the 2k Classic in New York.
Grayson Allen carried No. 5 Duke in the second half and like the Hoyas couldn’t find a way to stop Maryland’s Melo Trimble, they had the same problem in the second half with Allen. He also scored a career-high 32 points
Derryck Thornton had 14 points and Matt Jones scored 11 for the Blue Devils (4-1), who trailed by five at halftime.
”It feels better to play better,” Allen said. ”That’s the simple answer. For me it was about making adjustments and I made those adjustments with the help of the coaches, film and feedback and it definitely does feel better to play better.”
Isaac Copeland scored 21 points for Georgetown (1-3), but was scoreless in the second half until hitting two late 3-pointers. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and freshman Kaleb Johnson added 14 points apiece.