NCAAB Game Recap - Georgetown at Duke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:25 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Duke 81, Georgetown 73

Nov 22, 2019, 7:25 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgetown (4-2)

33

40

73

(1) Duke (6-0)

33

48

81

Krzyzewski gets milestone, Duke tops tough Georgetown in NYC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Patrick Ewing had already yanked off his tie, and soon he needed to be restrained by the Georgetown coaching staff to keep from getting tossed. Ewing was hot, the Hoyas were unraveling and the crowd at Madison Square Garden was absolutely howling over the chaos on the court.

Keeping its cool in the other huddle, top-ranked Duke was waiting to pounce.

"It was kind of crazy out there for a little bit," Duke guard Tre Jones said.

The Blue Devils are used to playing big games at the Garden, while the improving Hoyas are still finding their way.

Mike Krzyzewski set the record for wins coaching a No. 1 team as top-ranked Duke got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Vernon Carey Jr. to beat Georgetown 81-73 on Friday night.

The Blue Devils (6-0) beat Cal and the Hoyas on consecutive nights to win the 2K Empire Classic and give Krzyzewski another slice of history. Krzyzewski is 218-34 when the Blue Devils hold the top spot, a mark they hit this week in The Associated Press poll. Hall of Famer John Wooden went 217-11 while UCLA was No. 1 during his run there.

When Jones and Carey were asked to describe what it's like to play for Krzyzewski, the Hall of Fame coach interjected, "great."

The Blue Devils looked it in long stretches against a Hoyas (4-2) team that made them grind for it in front of a lively crowd at the Garden.

Carey, a five-star recruit who inherited Zion Williamson's No. 1 jersey, has become the focal point of Duke's offense, and he had a breakthrough in New York. Carey dunked, screamed, chest-bumped and controlled the game for the Blue Devils to help keep them undefeated.

Cassius Stanley, who led the Blue Devils with 21 points, made a pair of 3s to stretch the game open and shake off Georgetown, which was looking to knock off two straight Top 25 teams. The Hoyas, picked to finish sixth in the Big East preseason poll, knocked off No. 22 Texas a night earlier and went basket-for-basket with Duke in the first half.

Omer Yurtseven led the Hoyas with 21 points.

It was a mixed homecoming for Ewing, the Knicks great whose No. 33 hangs in the rafters.

The Hoyas were positioned to pull off an upset until the game started to get away from them in the middle of the second half. Ewing tossed the tie and lost his cool moments later, stomping his feet and getting hit with a technical for an outburst over a perceived missed call. Georgetown assistant Louis Orr, another former Knick, restrained Ewing from going on the court and possibly getting tossed. Ewing barked at Orr to get out of his way.

On his way to the locker room, Ewing could be heard yelling, "You can blame the officials. They (screwed) me."

He was more subdued in his postgame press conference.

"I thought a couple of calls didn't go our way that I thought should have gone our way," Ewing said.

The game matched "Dream Team" assistant coach Krzyzewski against 1992 Olympian Ewing for the first time in college.

"Patrick and I are not good friends, we are great friends," Krzyzewski said.

The Garden belonged to Ewing, the crowd going wild from the moment he walked out for warmups to his introduction during starting lineups. Perhaps motivated by nostalgia or Big East boosterism, the Hoyas had the fans on their side and the game in control. Mac McClung, James Akinjo and Galen Alexander hit early 3s to push the Hoyas to an 11-point lead. This was no staid Princeton offense the Hoyas were running to stymie Duke. They pushed, they scored in transition, they outrebounded the top team in the nation and an upset appeared quite possible.

"The way we started the game was tough to come back from, especially with the atmosphere out there," Jones said.

The Blue Devils hung tight, and Joe Baker hit a 3 that pulled them within three. Carey pulled them even with a thunderous two-handed jam and gave them a lead on a tip-in. Carey threw his head back and screamed, the Hoyas went 6 minutes without a field goal and the teams went to halftime tied 33-all.

BIG PICTURE

Georgetown: The Hoyas put college hoops on notice that they will not be an easy out this season, and perhaps their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2015 is within reach. Ewing certainly opened some eyes in his return to the Garden.

"I think at the end of the year, there's going to be a lot of teams afraid to play us," Ewing said.

Duke: The Blue Devils will retain their No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll.

UP NEXT

Georgetown: The Hoyas have a short break and play UNC Greensboro on Nov. 30 at Capital One Arena.

Duke: The Blue Devils return home Tuesday to play Stephen F. Austin.

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Leaders

Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Allen 0 0 0 3 0 0
J. Mosely 0 0 4 5 0 0
Duke PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. DeLaurier 0 0 0 3 3 0
A. O'Connell 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

GTown Duke
Points For 73 81
Field Goals 28/55-51% 27/65-42%
Three Pointers 6/16-38% 6/13-46%
Free Throws 11/18-61% 21/29-72%
Offensive Rebounds 7 19
Defensive Rebounds 22 24
Rebounds 32 52
Blocks 12 4
Steals 9 8
Turnovers 24 21
Personal Fouls 30 21
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Duke Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 GTown 73 @ Duke 81 M. Gardner 2 J. White 5

Game Information

Stadium: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Attendance: 13,777
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