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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Live Game Thread Recap: Georgetown 78, DePaul 72

                                                             Photo Courtesy: USATSI


Greetings from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., as DePaul hosts Georgetown in a BIG EAST showdown.


Tonight's Starters:




Josh Smith uses his size to convert the layup and the first points of the game for .


LJ Peak taking advantage of sloppy ball possession by DePaul with a two-handed jam.

The referees are letting both teams play early on.

Billy Garrett, Jr. with a little kiss on that floater.

Both teams are letting it fly here in Chi-Town as DePaul leads Georgetown 19-13 with 13:21 left in the first half.

With a DePaul win tonight, it can regain sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST.

Darrick Wood clears everyone out as he drained the three for DePaul, only for Smith-Riviera to counter on the other end for GU.

Tre Campbell makes it back-to-back three's for the Hoyas from the baseline.

Georgetown is playing with a purpose and playing at an up-tempo pace as it leads DePaul 26-24 with 7:38 left in the first half.

Eight lead changes thus far in this exciting first half between Georgetown and DePaul.

Cold blooded as LJ Peak drains a 20-foot jumper to close the half as Georgetown leads DePaul 44-39 at the half.

Trawick with a cheap shot on Crockett outside of play and officials are looking to see whether or not it is a flagrant.

Regular Foul assessed to Georgetown's Jabril Trawick, his third.

Mikael Hopkins has been assessed a technical foul for Georgetown.

Billy Garrett, Jr. makes both foul shots. 47 all with 13:47 left.

Aaron Bowen with a pretty spin move, makes the shot and draws the foul.

DePaul mixing things up this half as it is penetrating more albeit probably because Joshua Smith has been on the bench, so expect him back.

The pace has slowed down from the first half and favors Georgetown more as the continues to move forward.

G'Town has scored the last seven as it leads 64-57.

Smith-Rivera read the passing lane and was rewarded with the steal and layup. G'Town leads 68-60 with 4:26 left.

G'Town with its largest lead of the game on Smith-Rivera's layup at 70-60 with 3:34 left.

DePaul's starting to run out of possessions down 71-62 with 2:37 left.


Garrett, Jr. with a fade-away jumper to cut it to 72-64. DePaul has not attacked as much in the last seven minutes and has settled too much.

Garrett, Jr. with a fade-away jumper to cut it to 72-64. DePaul has not attacked as much in the last seven minutes and has settled too much.

Huge miss from the foul line by Simpson as DePaul trails 72-68 with 34.7 left.

Simpson cans a three from the wing to cut it to 76-72 with 16.1 seconds left.

Final: 78, 72

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