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LINKS: Youth Energizes Georgetown over Providence

LeBlanc’s 17 points and 11 rebounds led the team, Pickett’s 4-of-4 threes provided cushion down the stretch...

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The Georgetown Hoyas (15-8, 5-5) beat the Providence Friars (13-10, 3-7) on Wednesday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, completing the sweep for the Hoyas after losing 8 straight before this season. With both teams starting slow shooting, the game came down to Georgetown’s diversity of offensive weapons with all five starters scoring double figures, and Kaleb Johnson scoring 9 points in 12 minutes.

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LeBlanc’s double-double sparks Georgetown win | Washington Post

Freshman Josh LeBlanc had 17 points with 11 rebounds and Georgetown defeated Providence 76-67 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series...

Georgetown dominated the boards with a 50-33 rebounding advantage and outshot the Friars 44 percent to 37 percent. Georgetown made 7 of 18 3-pointers compared to Providence’s 4 of 22.

Men’s Basketball Overwhelms Providence in Comfortable Away Win | The Georgetown Voice

Pickett played one of his best games this season, going 4-for-4 from behind the arc, racking up 12 points, double his season average. McClung also had a good overall game in the wake of his four-point performance at Villanova. The rookie put up 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals. Perhaps the biggest factor in the win was freshman forward Josh LeBlanc. He collected 17 points—his second highest scoring total after his 22-point performance in the blowout win over Howard (10-13, 4-4 MEAC) earlier this season—to go along with 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Friars Fall to Georgetown, 76-67 | Friar Basketball

Particularly impressive for the Hoyas were a pair of freshmen — guard Mac McClung (13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) and springy forward Josh LeBlanc (17 points, 11 rebounds). As was the case with DePaul’s athletic forward Paul Reed this past Saturday, LeBlanc gave Providence all sorts of issues with his athleticism and energy. Georgetown punished Providence on the glass, 50-33.

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The Hoyas kids gave coach Patrick Ewing a little bit of everything. While second-leading scorer James Akinjo (10 points) was held in check most of the night, his backcourt mate stepped up. Mac McClung, a YouTube dunking sensation, threw one slam down, totaled 13 points, dished for five assists and grabbed six rebounds.

Josh LeBlanc, a third freshman, was the most active frontcourt player in the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

“The freshmen are growing and getting better each time they step on the floor,” said Ewing. “James, he did a lot of the little things to help. Josh, he was a monster on the glass.”

Friars fall to Hoyas, 76-67, as Diallo surpasses 1,000 career points | WPRI

[Video] Despite 22 points from junior Alpha Diallo, who surpassed the 1,000 career mark on Wednesday night, the Providence Friars dropped to 3-7 in Big East play with a 76-67 loss at home to the Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown adds to PC’s misery Hoyas finish season sweep of Friars | Woonsocket Call

When Georgetown’s Jamorko Pickett banked in a three with 12 minutes left, PC trailed 50-43. In no time flat, the deficit be­came a dozen (57-45) with nine minutes left. There appeared to be life after Diallo scored coming out of a timeout and Reeved buried a three that brought PC to within seven (57-50), but then the teams began trading baskets. That’s never a good thing for the team that’s doing the chasing as PC’s quest to narrow the gap continued to come up empty.

Friars Lose: Georgetown 76, Providence 67 | – Providence College Basketball

Among a stretch where Providence didn’t make a field goal for more than 5 minutes, Georgetown got up by 12. Diallo scored out of the under-8 media timeout and Reeves got on the board with about 7:30 to go to bring some life into the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, but the Hoyas didn’t let that last long. Just as Providence’s offense started to wake up their defense didn’t lock up. The teams largely traded baskets over the final several minutes and Providence never got closer than 7 over the final 8 minutes of the second half. The Friars went more than 3 minutes between field goals from 4:26 until 1:01.

Brooms Out: Improved Defense Helps Hoyas Complete Sweep of Friars | Thompson’s Towel

All 5 starting players for Georgetown reached double figures in scoring as the Hoyas shot 44.1% from the field. Star center Jessie Govan rebounded nicely from his goose egg against Villanova by adding 13 points, 7 rebounds, two steals, and one block.

Georgetown opened the game incredibly aggressive on the defensive end of the court. Jamorko Pickett continued his confident play early in this contest, hitting two quick three-point shots and attacking the hole off the dribble. More importantly, Pickett frustrated Alpha Diallo...

McClung scores 13 in Georgetown’s win over Providence | Sports |

McClung was 5-for-12 from the field and 2-for-3 from the foul line, while committing two turnovers. His dunk with 1:14 remaining in the first half put the Hoyas ahead to stay.

The six rebounds were a season-high for the 6-foot-2 freshman guard, while the five assists matched his top total thus far.

PC Friars Get Beat By Georgetown—Yet Again—76-67 | GoLocalProv

The first half of the Providence College Friars game with the Georgetown Hoyas at the Dunk was an old school “rock fight.”

The Friars shot just 30 percent from the field and 1-9 from behind the 3-point line.

Georgetown (15-8) vs. Providence
Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi Basi
Mac McClung 34 5 12 .417 1 4 .250 2 3 .667 2 4 6 5 2 0 2 0 13
James Akinjo 34 1 11 .091 0 3 .000 8 10 .800 1 3 4 8 1 0 1 4 10
Jessie Govan 33 6 13 .462 1 3 .333 0 0 1 6 7 1 2 1 2 1 13
Josh LeBlanc 30 5 8 .625 1 1 1.000 6 6 1.000 3 8 11 0 1 2 2 4 17
Jamorko Pickett 22 4 6 .667 4 4 1.000 0 2 .000 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 3 12
Kaleb Johnson 12 4 4 1.000 0 0 1 2 .500 3 1 4 0 0 0 3 2 9
Jagan Mosely 12 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Greg Malinowski 10 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 1 1 0
Trey Mourning 9 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 2
Jahvon Blair 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
School Totals 200 26 59 .441 7 18 .389 17 23 .739 13 31 44 15 7 4 16 20 76
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/7/2019.

Georgetown vs. Providence final score: Hoyas earn season sweep, defeat Friars 76-67 | Big East Coast Bias

Providence’s woeful effort from 3-point land certainly played a part. The Hoyas held them to 4-for-22 from deep, and conversely shot 7-for-18 from the perimeter. Naturally, the difference in the game was nine points, and there was a three-shot difference in 3-pointers. Not to say that it made the WHOLE difference, but they certainly could’ve seen a swing if they had knocked down a couple more treys.

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GU didn’t wobble down the stretch on Wednesday against the Providence Friars. It slightly enlarged its lead heading into the final two minutes and won comfortably, 76-67. Georgetown led by seven points with just over six minutes left. Past weeks and past years might have suggested that such a lead was supremely tenuous. On Wednesday, Georgetown locked down Providence’s ragged offense and pushed its advantage to 12 with 1:55 left. This comes a few weeks after the Hoyas survived a late-game road test at St. John’s, a team which stole a road win in D.C. earlier in January.