Georgetown beats DePaul, snapping 29-game Big East losing skid

WASHINGTON — Georgetown snapped a 29-game losing streak in opposition to Big East opponents with an 81-76 victory over DePaul on Tuesday evening.

The Hoyas (6-15, 1-9) received their first Big East recreation since March 13, 2021 — the convention event closing in opposition to Creighton — ending the longest skid within the historical past of the convention. Their final regular-season Big East win was March 2, 2021, in opposition to Xavier.

With the victory Tuesday, Georgetown additionally ended a 10-game losing streak this season.

Primo Spears scored 21 factors and likewise contributed six assists for the Hoyas. Akok Akok scored 12 factors and added six rebounds and 4 blocks and Brandon Murray recorded 12 factors.

“Coach [Patrick] Ewing saved emphasizing the message simply keep within the struggle, hold believing. Some of the factors that he is made are delight and having delight in sporting the Georgetown jersey,” Akok mentioned. “That’s only a couple issues which can be essential inside our program, so simply sticking within the struggle and hold believing in our teammates and our coaches . I feel that is what led us to a win tonight.”

Spears scored 9 factors within the first half and Georgetown went into the break trailing 37-36. Georgetown used a 10-0 run within the second half to construct a 12-point lead at 75-63 with 1:39 remaining.

The Hoyas misplaced all 19 of their regular-season Big East video games final season whereas going 6-25 total, together with a 21-game losing streak. They additionally misplaced their closing regular-season Big East recreation in 2020-21, earlier than happening a shocking four-game run at Madison Square Garden in New York to say the convention event title. That allowed the crew to make its lone NCAA event look throughout the embattled Ewing’s tenure.

DePaul closed as a 1.5-point street favourite, simply the third time within the final 15 seasons that it has been a street favourite in Big East play (final occasion: final season at Georgetown).

“We have an important group of men within the locker room that do not surrender. From the tip of the bench to the entrance of it with our chief to the proper of me,” Spears mentioned. “I feel that with the group of men that we’ve within the locker room it is simpler than what it appears wish to you guys as a result of our locker room is so stable.”

Georgetown subsequent performs Sunday in opposition to St. John’s.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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