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Tre Day! Georgetown Beats Marquette 95-85 in Overtime

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With recap guru OverTheHilltop in attendance at the victory in Milwaukee, here's Georgetown's Sports Information Director Mex Carey with the happy recap!


Six Players in Double Figures as Georgetown Beats Marquette, 95-85, in Overtime

WASHINGTON  - Freshman guard Tre Campbell (Washington, D.C./St. John's College HS) hit a 3-pointer with 56 seconds left in overtime and Georgetown hit all six free throw attempts in the final 39 seconds as the Hoyas beat Marquette, 95-85, in overtime at Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon.

It was the fourth-straight win, and the sixth in the last seven games, for Georgetown, who improves to 14-5 overall and 6-2 in BIG EAST play.  Marquette falls to 10-9 overall and 2-5 in the BIG EAST.

Junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill)scored 19 points and had five assists to lead six players in double figures for the Hoyas.  Senior center Joshua Smith (Kent, Wash./Kentwood/UCLA) recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while freshman forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.])matched his career-high with 17 points.  Campbell finished with 14 points and four rebounds, while senior forward Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) had 13 points and five rebounds, hitting 11-of-12 free throws, and senior guard Aaron Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla./QEA [N.C.]) added 11 points and two assists.

The game went to overtime tied at 81-all and a free throw from Hopkins gave GU an 82-81 lead, but Duane Wilson hit a 3-pointer to give Marquette an 84-82 lead.  Smith-Rivera was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and hit two of three free throws to tie the game for the 14th, and final time, at 84-all.

Hopkins hit two free throws with 2:24 left to give GU an 86-84 lead.  Wilson scored the last point for MU with a free throw, making it 86-85, and Campbell took a feed from Smith-Rivera and calmly sank a trey from the corner, pushing the lead to 89-85.  Smith-Rivera, Copeland and Campbell each hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds as GU won for the first time in Milwaukee since the 2007-08 season.

The Hoyas had led late in the second half, but Marquette tied the game at 74-all and it was neck-and-neck over the final three minutes.  Georgetown trailed 76-74 after a dunk from Luke Fischer with 2:24 to play, but Smith hit a free throw with 2:16 left and then added two with 1:22 to play to give GU a 77-76 lead.  A jumper from Copeland with 45 seconds left pushed the Hoya lead to 79-76, but Marquette tied the game on a 3-pointer from Wilson with 24 second left.

Smith was fouled in the post with five seconds left and hit two free throws to give GU an 81-79 lead, but Matt Carlino hit a jumper with 0.9 seconds, sending the game to overtime.

Georgetown took its biggest lead of the game on the first possession of the second half when freshman forward Paul White (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) hit a 3-pointer, giving GU a 48-39 lead.  Marquette responded with a 10-2 spurt and pulled to within one point, 50-49, after a free throw from Luke Fischer.

The Hoyas pulled away once again, using a 12-5 spurt over a span of 4:09 and took a 62-54 lead after a 3-pointer and a layup from Copeland with 11:34 to play in the game.  The Golden Eagles used a 12-2 run and tied the game on a 3-pointer from Sandy Cohen III and took a 66-64 lead on free throws from Matt Carlino.

Trailing 71-69 after free throws from Fischer, a layup from Smith followed by a conventional three-point play from Bowen gave the Hoyas a 74-71 lead.  The Hoyas missed a chance to extend the lead with free throws and a 3-pointer from Marquette's Duane Wilson tied the game at 74-all with 3:22 left to play.

In a high-scoring opening 20 minutes, the Hoyas connected on 58.1 percent of their field goals (18-of-31) and took a 45-39 lead into the break after a running jumper from Campbell as time expired.

The game was tied four times and the lead changed hands eight times, with Marquette's last lead at 16-14 after a basket from Fischer with 12:24 on the clock.  The Hoyas responded with an 8-0 run and took a 22-16 lead on a jumper from Copeland at the 10:20 mark.  One of Smith-Rivera's five first half 3-pointers gave the Hoyas their biggest lead, 25-18, with 9:18 left.

Marquette tied the game at 35-all on a jumper from Sandy Cohen III with 2:53 to play in the half, but the Hoyas out-scored the Golden Eagles, 10-4, over the remainder and took the six-point lead on Campbell's basket.  Smith-Rivera hit a pair of 3-pointers during the run.

Georgetown is back home on Tuesday, Jan. 27, hosting Xavier in a BIG EAST Conference game at Verizon Center.  Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.  The game will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, with Joe Davis and Bill Raftery calling the action.  The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard locally on ESPN 980 AM.

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