Hoyas beat Huge East foe in first since March 2021

WASHINGTON — Georgetown snapped a 29-game dropping streak towards Huge East opponents with an 81-76 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night time.

Georgetown (6-15, 1-9) received its first Huge East recreation since March 13, 2021 — the convention match remaining towards Creighton — ending the longest skid within the historical past of the convention. The Hoyas’ final regular-season Huge East win was March 2, 2021, towards Xavier.

With their victory Tuesday, the Hoyas additionally ended a 10-game dropping streak this season.

Primo Spears scored 21 factors and in addition contributed six assists for the Hoyas. Akok Akok scored 12 factors and added six rebounds and 4 blocks and Brandon Murray recorded 12 factors.

“Coach [Patrick] Ewing stored emphasizing the message simply keep within the battle, hold believing. A few of the factors that he is made are satisfaction and having satisfaction in carrying the Georgetown jersey,” Akok mentioned. “That is only a couple issues which might be essential inside our program, so simply sticking within the battle and hold believing in our teammates and our coaches. I feel that is what led us to a win tonight.”

Spears scored 9 factors within the first half and Georgetown went into the break trailing 37-36. Georgetown used a 10-0 run within the second half to construct a 12-point lead at 75-63 with 1:39 remaining.

The Hoyas misplaced all 19 of their regular-season Huge East video games final season whereas going 6-25 general, together with a 21-game dropping streak. Additionally they misplaced their remaining regular-season Huge East recreation in 2020-21, earlier than happening a stunning four-game run at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York to say the convention match title. That allowed the group to make its lone NCAA match look throughout embattled Ewing’s tenure.

DePaul closed as a 1.5-point highway favourite, simply the third time within the final 15 seasons that DePaul has been a highway favourite in Huge East play (final occasion: final season at Georgetown).

“Now we have a fantastic group of fellows within the locker room that do not hand over. From the top of the bench to the entrance of it with our chief to the precise of me,” Spears mentioned. “I feel that with the group of fellows that we’ve got within the locker room it is simpler than what it seems wish to you guys as a result of our locker room is so stable.”

Georgetown subsequent performs Sunday towards St. John’s.

ESPN Stats & Data and The Related Press contributed to this report.

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