March 24, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. - Georgetown senior guard Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep) scored a team-high 27 points, but it was not enough as the Hoyas fell to Florida State, 101-90, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on Monday night.
Sophomore guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill) scored 22 points as four Hoyas scored in double figures, with junior forward Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) adding 14 points and senior guard Aaron Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla./QEA [N.C.]) chipped in 10 points and three rebounds.
Georgetown finishes the 2013-14 season with an 18-15 overall record, while Florida State improves to 21-13.
The Blue & Gray trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half, but pulled to within nine points, 97-88, on a Smith-Rivera three-pointer and then to 98-90 on a driving layup from Starks with just over a minute left to play.
The Hoyas had trailed by 13 points at the break, 48-35, but cut the lead to eight points after a 7-2 spurt over the opening 2:11 of the second half, pulling to within 50-42 on a three-pointer from Smith-Rivera. An 8-2 run from Florida State, however, pushed the gap back up to 14 points, 58-44, on a layup from Jarquez Smith.
The Blue & Gray pulled to within 11 points three times, the latter two on a jumper from Starks (64-53, 12:13) and then on a layup from Smith-Rivera (67-56, 11:09), but a 9-3 FSU run was capped by two free throws after a team technical foul, giving the Seminoles a 76-59 lead.
A three-pointer from Smith-Rivera cut the Florida State lead to 79-68 with 7:34 to play in the game, but the hosts again extended their margin, this time to 86-69 on an Aaron Thomas layup.
Georgetown went into the half trailing by 13 points, 48-35, as Florida State used a 12-2 run over the final 1:54 of the half, connecting on three of their eight first half three-point field goals.
The Hoyas had jumped out to an early lead, 11-5, after a three-pointer from Smith-Rivera, and still led by four points, 13-9, after a steal and dunk from Bowen. Florida State used a 10-1 run to take a 19-14 lead on a layup from Brandon Montay as GU went 4:32 without a field goal.
A 7-0 GU spurt, with freshman forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic) hitting a three and sophomore center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) a jumper, gave the Hoyas a 21-19 lead. FSU responded with a 9-2 run and went up 28-23 on a three-pointer from Thomas but the Hoyas cut the lead to one point, 28-27, on free throws from Hayes with 5:29 to play.
Smith-Rivera's three cut the lead to 36-33 with 2:23 to play in the half before the Seminoles used the late run to take the 13-point advantage.
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