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GAME THREAD: DePaul Blue Demons at Georgetown Hoyas

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Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown take on the Blue Demons of DePaul in a MUST WIN matinee affair at Kente One Arena!

Preview from GU Hoyas:

Hoyas Set For DePaul Saturday at Capital One Arena

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men’s basketball team hosts DePaul on Saturday afternoon for the first meeting of the season between the two squads. Tipoff at Capital One Arena is scheduled for noon. The Blue & Gray comes in at 13-10 overall on the year and 3-7 in the BIG EAST.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION● Saturday’s game will be broadcast on MASN2 with Scott Graham calling the play-by-play and Tarik Turner providing analysis.● The game can be heard locally on The Team 980 with Rich Chvotkin in his 46th season on the call.● Links to the live stats will be available at GUHoyas.com.

LAST TIME OUT● Despite pulling within four points with 4:16 left to play, Georgetown could not complete the comeback in a 78-71 setback to No. 12/13 Seton Hall on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena.● Omer Yurtseven led the Hoyas with his third-straight double-double, and 13th of the season, as he finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. It is his fourth 15-rebound effort of the year and second in as many games.● Jahvon Blair finished with 18 points while playing the entire 40 minutes for the second-consecutive game.● Terrell Allen rounded out those in double figures with 11 points while chipping in four assists.● Jagan Mosely led the offense with six assists while adding nine points.● Jamorko Pickett grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with nine points.● The Hoyas grabbed 17 offensive rebounds on the night and held a 29-9 advantage in second-chance points.

ABOUT THE HOYASMac McClung leads the Blue & Gray in scoring at 16.4 ppg, which ranks fourth in the BIG EAST. Omer Yurtseven is right behind him with 16.3 ppg and is averaging a double-double with a team-high 10.2 rpg.● The Hoyas lead the BIG EAST, and rank 27th nationally, with 15.7 assists per game. The squad has five games with at least 20 assists, most recently doing so against St. John’s (2/2/20).● Blair is among Georgetown’s career top 25 in 3-pointers made as his 120 career 3-pointers is tied with Brandon Bowman for 17th all-time. Mosely has 317 career assists, which is 16th on GU’s career list and just two behind Jeff Green (319).

SCOUTING DEPAUL● DePaul enters Saturday with a 13-10 record and a 1-9 mark in BIG EAST play having lost the past five games.● The Blue Demons average 72.9 ppg while allowing opponents to score 68.7 ppg. ● Charlie Moore leads DePaul in scoring at 16.0 ppg while Paul Reed is right behind him at 15.7 ppg.● Moore leads the BIG EAST with 6.7 apg, while Reed is second in the conference with 10.8 rpg.

ABOUT THE MATCHUP● Saturday will be the 42nd all-time meeting between GU and DePaul, with the Hoyas holding a 31-10 series advantage. ● Last year, the two teams split the season series with each winning on their home court. ● In GU’s 82-73 win at Capital One Arena, Jessie Govan finished with 26 points while Mac McClung added 15.● McClung added 13 points in the matchup in Chicago. ● Patrick Ewing is 2-2 against DePaul as GU’s head coach and went 2-1 against the Blue Demons as a player.

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