WASHINGTON - Despite coming within six points with two minutes remaining in the game, Georgetown came up short and recorded its first road loss after Marquette defeated the Hoyas on Saturday, 74-65. With the loss, Georgetown slips to 10-3 on the year and stands at 0-2 in BIG EAST play. Marquette improves to 10-4 and 1-1 in the BIG EAST.
The Hoyas were led by junior forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) who had 20 points and eight rebounds. Seventeen of his points came in the second half. Junior center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) finished with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Georgetown's only lead came when Govan hit two free throws to start the game. Marquette's Jamal Cain connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to help Marquette increase the lead to 11 points (25-14) with 5:31 remaining in the half. Marquette held onto the lead and went into halftime with a 34-27 advantage. It was the first time this season that the Blue & Gray trailed at the half. The Hoyas committed 14 turnovers in the first half, with Marquette capitalizing with 14 points.
Junior forward Kaleb Johnson's (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School) and Derrickson opened the second half with a basket each to bring the score within three points (34-31), but Marquette maintained the lead and went up by as many as 16 points (65-49) with 6:35 remaining after back-to-back 3-pointers by Andrew Rowsey and a trey by Marcus Howard. Georgetown cut the deficit to 69-63 when freshman guard Jamorko Pickett (Washington, D.C./Massanutten Military Prep [Va.]) hit one from beyond the arc, but Rowsey scored five-consecutive points to seal the win for Marquette, 74-65.
Georgetown recorded 25 turnovers in the game, but outrebounded Marquette, 38-29, grabbing 29 defensive boards to the Golden Eagles' 19.
For the game, the Hoyas shot 43.8 percent from the floor and hit 81.8 percent of their free throws, connecting on 18-of-22 from the charity stripe.
For the game, Marquette shot 38.6 percent from the floor. The Golden Eagles were led by Rowsey, who finished with a game-high 35 points, including six 3-pointers. Howard contributed 13 points, three assists and two steals.
Georgetown completes its two-game road swing at DePaul next Tuesday with a scheduled tip at 9:15 p.m. ET at Wintrust Arena. The game will be shown live on FS1 with Jeff Levering calling the play-by-play and Stephen Bardo providing color analysis.
The game can be heard locally on WNEW 99.1 FM with Rich Chvotkin handling the call.