NCAAB Game Recap - Georgetown at Oklahoma State
Wed Dec 4, 2019 8:00 PM EST

ND
51
MD
72
F
UVA
40
Purd
69
F
OhSt
74
UNC
49
F
TXSo
62
Gonz
101
F
LoyMa
64
Colora
76
F
FlaAM
43
Tenn
72
F
E WA
80
Wash
90
F
Penn
69
Vill
80
F
UtSt
71
SJSU
59
F
IUPUI
51
MorSt
56
F
SacHr
89
UMassL
86
F
Leh
69
StFPA
77
F
SCar
84
UMass
80
F
Boston
63
GrgWas
64
F
W IL
86
Evans
90
F
VMI
58
Duques
71
F
Colg
82
Bingha
74
F
E IL
69
IPFW
74
F
RobM
70
YSU
81
F
WIGB
71
Xav
84
F
JMU
71
Radf
94
F
(N/A)
51
Ohio
90
F
Maine
63
NE
78
F
Longw
41
NCAT
52
F
(N/A)
37
UNH
91
F
KennSt
54
UNCG
72
F
Tows
76
Morg
59
F
Akr
85
Marsh
73
F
NCC
59
UGA
95
F
Canis
59
FlAtl
62
F
FlGlf
53
FlInt
71
F
LoyMD
84
DelSt
76
F
ETSU
96
Citad
84
F
Iona
62
UConn
80
F
(N/A)
79
CoCar
114
F
Toled
80
Clev
65
F
(N/A)
55
Brown
82
F
Nebras
56
GaTec
73
F
Yale
61
Albany
52
F
Princ
76
Drex
82
F
NJIT
65
Army
75
F
PaulQ
69
Gram
79
F
ArkPB
39
Tuls
72
F
GTown
81
OkSt
74
F
UMKC
61
IaSt
79
F
BYU
95
Utah
102
F(OT)
UCDav
85
NoAZ
66
F
Norf
59
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
63
ULMo
86
F
TxSt
60
Hou
68
F
N AL
63
Troy
71
F
TxTch
60
DeP
65
F(OT)
Tul
61
SoMis
56
F
NNMU
47
N CO
92
F
Jacksn
56
Marq
75
F
Web
72
UtVal
67
F
AF
86
Wyo
77
F
Bois
78
NM
80
F
SDSU
79
ColSt
57
F
ChiSt
89
SIU-E
81
F
Wisc
54
NCSU
69
F
Wake
54
PSU
76
F
UCRiv
67
CBap
79
F
CSNor
71
Portl
64
F
CS-Ful
59
Pacif
62
F
SCla
67
Nev
98
F
WaSt
78
Ida
65
F
UNLV
81
Fres
80
F(2OT)
Cal
64
USF
76
F

Dec 4, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgetown (5-3)

36

45

81

Oklahoma State (7-1)

32

42

74

McClung leads short-handed Georgetown over Oklahoma State
Thu Dec 5, 2019 12:04 AM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) With Georgetown missing two of its top five scorers, the Hoyas needed someone to step up and Mac McClung answered the call.

McClung scored a season-high 33 points to help the Hoyas hand Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, 81-74 on Wednesday night.

After Georgetown announced that James Akinjo and Josh LeBlanc were transferring, the Hoyas (5-3) put forth a spirited effort following two consecutive losses. McClung connected on 12 of 21 shots, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and nine rebounds.

"Hell of a game, he stepped up," Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing said of McClung. "When you lose two guys like Josh LeBlanc and James Akinjo, it's hard to replace. Last year, they were part of the heart and soul of our team. But I thought that my guys showed that we have a lot of character and have a lot of talent on our team. Mac stepped up and played, to me, one of his best games as a Hoya."

Terrell Allen started at guard in place of Akinjo and had a season-high 15 points and five assists in 33 minutes.

Oklahoma State's Lindy Waters also had a career night, scoring 29 points, along with six rebounds and six assists for the Cowboys (7-1), who were also missing a key player. Leading scorer Isaac Likekele, who averages 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.9 steals per game, sat out due to illness. Cam McGriff added 20 points and six rebounds for the Cowboys.

"I thought our kids played hard," Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. "All credit goes to Georgetown. They outplayed us, they made timely baskets, they kicked us on the glass, and it's something that we need to figure out how to get better at before we move forward."

Waters, who sank three 3-pointers for nine points in the game's opening three minutes and 22 seconds, downplayed Likekele's absence as a reason for the defeat.

"He's obviously a great player, a great piece of our team. He controls the floor a lot, he's a big guard so he can help us with rebounding and pushing in transition, but we can't sit here and make excuses about it," Waters said. "We have to find a way to win, because at any moment, someone might get hurt or get sick."

After Yurtseven's rebound dunk made it 40-32 Georgetown 1:42 into the second half, the Cowboys surged back, outscoring the Hoyas 21-8 over the next six-plus minutes to take their first lead since the first four minutes of the contest.

Georgetown grabbed the lead back after McClung connected on three straight 3-pointers, going up 61-55 with 8:27 to play. McGriff's two free throws with 1:28 remaining brought Oklahoma State to within 71-67 but the Cowboys could get no closer, with Allen scoring seven points in the final minute, including four free throws.

"I think the key to the win is that we picked it up defensively - everyone, not just one person," Ewing said.

No reason has been given for Akinjo, who ranked second on the Hoyas with 13.4 points per game, leaving the Hoyas. LeBlanc, who averaged 7.2 points per game (fifth on the squad), and two other players, Myron Gardner and Galen Alexander, have had restraining orders requested against them amid allegations they harassed a female student and stole several items from her home. Temporary restraining orders filed by a different student against LeBlanc and Alexander have been granted.

No criminal charges have been filed and Georgetown officials have said Akinjo was not involved in either case.

Both Gardner and Alexander played against Oklahoma State. Alexander scored five points and had seven rebounds in 13 minutes, while Gardner had zero points and four rebounds in 10 minutes.

BIG PICTURE

Georgetown: Despite the distractions, the Hoyas put forth a strong effort right from the start. They used a 14-3 run over a five-minute span early in the opening half to build a comfortable lead, going ahead 23-15 on Jahvon Blair's 3-pointer with 11:56 left. From that point, Georgetown maintained a lead of at least five points until a 3-pointer by Oklahoma State's McGriff with nine seconds left sent the Hoyas into halftime with a 36-32 advantage.

Oklahoma State: Coming off a dominant 78-37 triumph over Ole Miss in the NIT Season Tip-off Championship game last Friday night in Brooklyn, the Cowboys appeared to miss Likekele. It was the first time in 34 games, dating back to early last season, that the same five Oklahoma State players (McGriff, Yor Anei, Likekele, Thomas Dziagwa and Waters) did not start together. Freshman Chris Harris Jr. started at guard in Likekele's place and had a career-high 10 points and three rebounds in 23 minutes.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

The Hoyas won the rebounding battle 43-29, including a dominant 25-7 advantage in the second half alone. Oklahoma State had the edge 22-18 in the opening half, but with the help of 10 second half offensive boards, Georgetown controlled the glass down the stretch. "I thought in the second half, we did a much better job of boxing out and securing rebounds," Ewing said.

UP NEXT

Georgetown: The Hoyas continue their southwestern road trip with a visit to Dallas to take on SMU on Saturday.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys remain home to face Wichita State on Sunday afternoon.

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Leaders

Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Gardner 0 0 1 4 0 0
Q. Wahab 0 0 0 1 1 0
Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Roessink 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Anderson III 0 0 2 1 1 0

Team Comparison

GTown OkSt
Points For 81 74
Field Goals 29/64-45% 25/62-40%
Three Pointers 9/22-41% 12/32-38%
Free Throws 14/14-100% 12/16-75%
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Defensive Rebounds 30 20
Rebounds 47 33
Blocks 7 5
Steals 3 7
Turnovers 16 12
Personal Fouls 14 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 4 GTown 81 @ OkSt 74 J. Pickett 2 K. Boone 2

Game Information

Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 9,188
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