Now that's how you ring in your 22nd birthday. While us mere mortals tend to accomplish nothing the day after our 22nd birthday, Jason Clark dropped a career high 31 points to lead Georgetown to a 83-75 WIN over DePaul tonight. The senior guard scored 31 points on an Austin Freeman-esque 14 shots, while acting as the primary ballhandler with Markel Starks unable to go tonight for yet to be discovered reasons. Clark's partner-in-crime, Henry Sims, scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds before fouling out with 3 minutes to go. Hollis Thompson scored 14 points as well, as Georgetown's top 3 scorers contributed 61 of 83 points.
With this victory, the Hoyas now move to 15-3 overall and 5-2 in Big East play with a game at the Verizon Center against Rutgers on Saturday. After losing games to West Virginia and Cincinnati, the Hoyas have regained their composure, winning consecutive road games in the rugged Big East.
More thoughts after The Jump.
With Starks out tonight, Georgetown's freshmen were counted on even more than usual. Otto Porter only scored 4 points, but grabbed a RIDICULOUS 15 rebounds to go along with two steals and two blocks. Greg Whittington played well again, with 5 points and 4 rebounds. Most impressively, Jabril Trawick handled DePaul's full court press very well, also scoring 9 crucial points and committing only 2 turnovers.
Nate Lubick played excellently as well. The sophomore banger filled up the stat sheet with 4 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and a steal. In addition, Lubick was the subject of nearly 100 different white person basketball cliches in 27 minutes of action.
The Hoyas outrebounded DePaul 43-18, in the single most dominant performance on the glass this season. Georgetown shot 54% from three and 53% from the field as well. Not as impressive, the Hoyas managed to shoot a measly 57% from the free throw line. I am going to call that an anomaly and assume it won't happen again this year, because I'd rather not think about gauging my eyeballs out again for a while.
We'll find out more about Starks and why he didn't play tonight during the post game press conference, but from the looks of it, he looked more under the weather than concussed, which were the two prevailing theories. That's what 0 years of Medical School will teach you, folks.
Rutgers is NEXT.