Men's Hoops Cruises Past Marist, 73-63
Kevin Braswell leads Hoyas with 24 points in victory.
WASHINGTON (AP) (Dec. 12, 1999) -- Kevin Braswell scored 15 of his season-high 24 points in the second half as Georgetown held off stubborn Marist 73-63 on Sunday.
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, who had 15 points and nine rebounds in his first start of the season, gave the Hoyas (5-3) the lead for good with a field goal to make the score 50-49 with 8:27 to play in the game.
The basket came after Marist (5-4) had taken its first lead since the opening minute on a three-pointer by Sean Kennedy (12 points, career-high 12 assists) to make it 49-48 with 8:43 left in the game.
Georgetown's overplaying defense on Marist entry passes created 13 turnovers in the first half, and the visitors made a season-high 21 miscues overall. But the Red Foxes stayed in the game with the aid of 19 Hoya turnovers - but just six in the second half.
Marist's Tom Kenney had 17 points in his second straight game.
After Kennedy cut the Georgetown lead to 58-56 with a three-pointer with 4:27 to go, Anthony Perry (17 points) hit a three-pointer to give the Hoyas a 61-56 advantage with 4:05 left.
Marist got no closer than four points the rest of the way. The Red Foxes made just seven of 14 free throws, while the Hoyas were 24 of 33.