WASHINGTON - The Georgetown men's basketball team owns a 5-0 record going into Sunday evening's game against Coppin State University at Capital One Arena. The game is set for 6:30 p.m. and is the second half of a doubleheader in conjunction with the BB&T Classic. The Classic, a D.C.-based event has been held annually since 1995 and raises funds for the Children's Charities Funds.
The game will be shown live on FS1 with Brian Custer handling the play-by-play and Tarik Turner providing color analysis. It can be heard locally on 106.7 WJFK-FM with Rich Chvotkin handling the call.
The Hoyas remained undefeated after a 76-55 victory over the University of Maine on Tuesday night. The junior trio of Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School), Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) and Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) were GU's top three scorers. Johnson led the way with 18 points while Govan and Derrickson chipped in 16 and 12, respectively. Freshman Jahvon Blair (Brampton, Ont./Athlete Institute Prep) provided 11 points while senior Jonathan Mulmore (New Orleans, La./Redemption Christian [Texas]/Allegany) finished with 10 points, his third double-digit performance in as many games. Govan led the way with eight rebounds while Mulmore's five assists were a squad best.
Hitting 51.1 percent of its shots, Georgetown is currently second in the BIG EAST Conference in field goal percentage. The Hoyas lead the league in rebounds (41.4), assists (19.0) and free throw percentage (78.8%). With a +11.8 rebound margin, the Hoyas lead the BIG EAST and rank 10th in the nation. The Hoyas rank eighth in the country and top the BIG EAST in 3-point field goal percentage defense, allowing their opponents a stingy 24.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Govan leads the BIG EAST with 11.4 rebounds per game, the lone player to average in double figures, and Derrickson ranks fifth in the league with 7.2 per game. Govan is also fifth in the league with scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game. When shooting from the beyond the arc, Mulmore is red hot as he leads the BIG EAST in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 83.3 percent, while Govan ties for second (.600) and Johnson ranks fifth (.571).
The Coppin State Eagles are looking for their first win on Sunday, coming into the game with a 0-7 record. They lost to Ohio University on Friday evening, 80-37. The Eagles are led by Dejaun Clayton and Adam Traore, who average 10.2 and 8.0 points per game, respectively. Traore leads the team in rebound with 6.0 rpg.
This will be the second meeting between Georgetown and Coppin State. The Hoyas won 96- 44 in the 2016-17 season. Georgetown has an all-time record of 57-0 against schools from the MEAC.
Following Sunday's game, the Hoyas will return to action against Howard University Thursday, December 7 with an 8:30 p.m. tipoff at Capital One Arena.
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