|Georgetown||Govan: 27||Derrickson: 9||Pickett: 3|
|Providence||Lindsey: 17||Diallo: 12||Cartwright: 9|
- Providence welcomed Georgetown to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Tuesday night for the 71st matchup between the Friars and Hoyas all-time. Georgetown entered this game with a 44-26 series lead, though the Friars led, 17-14, in games played in Providence. Providence started off cold and Georgetown took advantage, leading by as many as 10 in the first half. The Friars would storm back to take a 1-point lead before Jessie Govan, who finished the first half with 19 points, sank a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give the Hoyas a 42-40 lead at the half. The second half was tight with neither team displaying Hall of Fame-level offense. Providence trailed, 56-53, at the 9 minute mark with just 3 made field goals on 15 attempts while Georgetown was 6/12 but had missed all 5 second half free throw attempts to that point. The game continued, back and forth, until a string of points by Govan put Georgetown up by 3 at the 4:10 mark. Missed free throws down the stretch appeared like they would stymie any chance of Providence avoiding the home loss but the Friars managed to escape behind four made free throws in the final 30 seconds by Alpha Diallo and Kyron Cartwright, respectively. Georgetown didn’t make a field goal in the game’s final 4 minutes to allow the Friars to steal the game. Providence closed the game on a 9-0 run.
- Providence was led by Jalen Lindsey with 17 points on 4/9 from the field, all 3-pointers, and 5/5 at the free throw line.
- Georgetown was led by Jessie Govan with 27 points on 11/18 from the field. Govan added 7 rebounds.
- Providence improves to 16-8 on the season and their record in Big East play is now 7-4.
- The Friars stay home to face Depaul on Saturday on Alumni and Family Weekend in Providence. That game tips at 4:30pm on FSN. Check the site later in the week for a list of regional channel that will air the game.
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