Georgetown Travels to New York City to Face the Red Storm

Jan. 8, 2018

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown men's basketball team heads back out on the road when it faces St. John's on Tuesday evening in BIG EAST play. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The Hoyas, who are coming off a conference loss to Creighton, now stand at 11-4 overall with a 1-3 record in the BIG EAST.

Tuesday's game will be aired live on FS1 with Brian Custer handling the play-by-play and Bill Raftery providing color analysis. The game can be heard locally on WNEW 99.1 FM with Rich Chvotkin handling the call.

The Last Meeting
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March 8, 2017
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Georgetown Falls to St. John's
It was a chance to experience a basketball time warp. St. John's and Georgetown were playing in the Big East Tournament, something that has happened seven times since the postseason tournament started in 1980. Their regular season matchups were keepers with names like Thompson, Ewing and Mullin. There was the ''sweater game.'' On Wednesday night, for a few minutes Madison Square Garden was suddenly in the 1980s. A scrum under the basket was on the verge of turning ugly. Players were pushing and coaches were yelling. St. John's coach Chris Mullin, yes that Chris Mullin, and Georgetown assistant coach Patrick Ewing Jr., the son of that Patrick Ewing, were assessed technical fouls before order was restored. Oh, the good old days.

Against Creighton on Saturday, sophomore guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) led the Hoyas with 11 points and also dished out a team-high four assists. Junior forward Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School) had a career-high 10 rebounds as Georgetown out-rebounded the Bluejays 41-37.

In Georgetown's 90-81 victory over DePaul on Tuesday, Patrick Ewing's first BIG EAST victory, junior center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) and junior forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H..]) combined for 49 points to lead the Hoyas. Govan led all players with 25 points, while adding a game-high 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double on the year and a team-best five assists. Derrickson poured in 24 points of his own to go with seven boards and three assists. Freshman guard Jahvon Blair (Brampton, Ont./Athlete Institute Prep) added 15 points to round out those in double figures. Senior guard Jonathon Mulmore (New Orleans, La./Redemption Christian [Texas]/Allegany) added four assists and three steals while Johnson chipped in three assists and three steals.

The Red Storm are 10-6 overall and 0-4 in the BIG EAST, losing their last contest on Saturday against DePaul, 91-74. Bashir Ahmed led St. John's with a team-high 21 points, while Shamorie Ponds finished with 15 points and six assists. Ponds leads the Red Storm in scoring with an average 19.2 ppg, while Justin Simon is first in rebounding with 7.6 rpg.

Ewing will be making his first appearance back to the Garden, his NBA home for 15 years, to face St. John's and long-time BIG EAST rival Chris Mullin. This is the 109th meeting between the Hoyas and the Red Storm. St. Johns leads the all-time series 57-51 and have won each of the past two meetings.

Following Tuesday's game, the Hoyas will remain on the road to play BIG EAST-opponent Seton Hall on Saturday, Jan. 13 at noon. The game will be aired live on FS1 and can be heard locally on 106.7 WJFK-FM.

For tickets, visit WeAreGeorgetown.com/tickets or call 202.687.4692.

 

 

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