WASHINGTON - Bolstered by five players in double figures, the Georgetown men's basketball team coasted to a 102-68 win over Mount St. Mary's at Capital One Arena on Wednesday night. Recording his second double-double in as many games this season, junior Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) led the Hoyas with 20 points and 14 rebounds en route to the 34-point win. The Hoyas, led by Head Coach Patrick Ewing in his first season at the helm, improve to 2-0 on the season while the Mount falls to 0-3.
The Blue & Gray opened the game with the junior trio of Govan, Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) and Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School) combining for GU's first 17 points including back-to-back 3-pointers from Govan.
With 8:20 on the clock, a Johnson layup sparked a streak where the Hoyas would hit nine-consecutive field goals, including back-to-back buckets from both freshman Jamorko Pickett (Washington, D.C./Massanutten Military Academy [Va.]) and sophomore Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony). The streak was capped with a Johnson trey as the Hoyas extended the lead to 52-30 (2:58). A jumper from freshman Jahvon Blair (Brampton, Ont./Athlete Institute Prep) closed the half for the Hoyas as they went into the break leading 54-36.
Georgetown's efficient shooting in the first half propelled the Hoyas to as much as a 23-point lead in the opening frame (54-31, 1:50) with GU shooting 63.3 percent in the stanza with a 58.3 clip from beyond the arc.
The Blue & Gray didn't slow down in the second half, scoring the first eight points behind a tip-in and trey from Govan and a Derrickson 3-pointer (62-36). The Hoyas would continue to dominate the frame and with 6:24 on the clock, freshman Antwan Walker (Washington, D.C./Hargrave Military Academy [Va.]) closed a 17-5 GU run on a dunk to extend GU's lead to 30 (89-59).
Georgetown reached 100 points on a Mosely layup followed by freshman Chris Sodom's (Kaduna, Nigeria/Tennessee Prep) second bucket of his career, a jumper in the paint to close out GU's scoring and the game, 102-68.
For the game, Georgetown shot 57.4 percent from the floor and a 50.0 clip from 3-point land. Dominating the stat sheet, the Hoyas scored 33 fast break points to Mount St. Mary's seven and managed 48 points in the paint to the Mount's 28. A balanced scoring effort, Georgetown received 35 points from the bench.
Govan led the Hoyas with 20 points followed by Blair's 19, 15 from Mosely and 14 apiece from Johnson and Pickett. Govan's 14 rebounds led the squad while Johnson and Pickett chipped in seven each. Blair and Mosely each tallied five assists.
Mount St. Mary's was led by Junior Robinson who tallied 26 points.
Wednesday night's game was the first time the Hoyas have scored 100 or more points and had five players in double figures since Nov. 12, 2016 when the Blue & Gray defeated USC Upstate, 105-60.
The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, Nov. 18 when they host Maryland Eastern Shore at the friendly confines of Capital One Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for noon and the game can be seen live on FSN with Scott Graham and Tarik Turner calling the action.