WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men’s basketball team will play its final regular season game away from home on Tuesday, Feb. 28, visiting long-time BIG EAST Conference rival Seton Hall. Tipoff at the Prudential Center is slated for 6:30 p.m.
The game will be shown live on FS1, with Brian Custer calling the play-by-play and Bill Raftery serving as the color analyst. Fans locally can tune into the radio broadcast of Rich Chvotkin on 106.7 FM The Fan.
The Hoyas are coming off a tough 86-80 loss at St. John’s on Saturday. The team trailed by seven points with just over a minute remaining and pulled to within one point before SJU held on for the win. Graduate student guard Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) led four players in double figures with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists, while junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) added 20 points and three assists. Sophomore center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) scored 13 points and had three rebounds, while sophomore forward Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./Carlisle) scored 11 points and had five rebounds in his first start of the season.
The game with Seton Hall on Tuesday will be the 103rd meeting all-time between the schools, with Georgetown holding a 57-45 advantage in the series. This will be the second meeting of the season between the teams as the Pirates came back to beat GU, 68-66, in overtime on Feb. 4. Seton Hall has won the last three games in the series and five of the last seven meetings overall. Georgetown has a 9-7 record against Seton Hall under Head Coach John Thompson III. The Hoyas are 22-27 in games played at Seton Hall all-time, including a 3-4 mark under JT3.
In the first meeting this season, Peak scored 18 points, had seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Hoyas, while Pryor added 13 points and five rebounds and junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central/Louisville) had seven points and 11 rebounds to go with a career-high five blocked shots.
Pryor, who has scored in double figures 27 times this season, including 14 games with at least 20 points, leads Georgetown in scoring, and ranks third in the BIG EAST, with 18.2 points per game. He leads the team with 5.1 rebounds and ranks 18th in the conference in that category. Pryor has hit a team-high 75 3-point field goals, which ranks tied for third in the BIG EAST. He has scored in double figures in 13-straight games and in the last 12 games, is averaging 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Overall this season, Peak is second on the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game, leads the team with 3.6 assists and is fifth with 4.0 rebounds. Peak ranks among the BIG EAST leaders in scoring (9th, 16.6), assists (6th, 3.6), free throw percentage (9th, 80.9%), assist/turnover ratio (12th, 1.4), steals (T15th, 1.1) and minutes played (2nd, 33.7 mpg). He has scored in double figures in 12 of the last 13 games, averaging 17.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists in that span.
Govan, who has scored in double figures 16 times this season, is third on the team in scoring with 10.6 points and is second on the team with 5.0 rebounds, which ranks 21st in the league. He has scored in double figures in seven of the last nine games, averaging 14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 53.0 percent from the floor.
Derrickson is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.2 points and fifth with 4.0 rebounds per game. Agau, who has three games with double-figure rebounds this season, is averaging 4.7 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Junior guard Jonathan Mulmore (New Orleans, La./Redemption Christian/Allegany CC [Md.]), who has started the last nine games, is averaging 3.7 points and 1.9 assists.
Seton Hall enters Saturday’s game with an 18-10 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the BIG EAST following an 82-79 win at DePaul on Saturday. The Pirates have won their last two games and five of the last seven overall. Junior guard Khadeem Carrington is one of four players scoring in double figures, leading the team with 17.4 points per game. Junior forward Angel Delgado is second with 15.7 points and leads the BIG EAST with 13.0 rebounds per game, while junior forward Desi Rodriguez is third on the team with 15.6 points per game and freshman guard Myles Powell is averaging 10.7 points and has hit a team-best 58 3-point field goals. The Pirates rank eighth in the league in scoring offense (74.2 ppg) and fourth in the league in scoring defense (71.1 ppg)