NCAAB Game Recap - Villanova at Georgetown
Sat Mar 7, 2020 12:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(14) Villanova (24-7)

39

31

70

Georgetown (15-16)

30

39

69

No. 14 Villanova holds on to beat Georgetown 70-69
Sat Mar 7, 2020 5:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) For Villanova coach Jay Wright, the lack of seniors this season hasn’t been a problem. His Wildcats keep rolling as they head into the most important time of year.

No. 14 Villanova clinched at least second place in the Big East Conference on Saturday when Jermaine Samuels had a 3-point play with 5.6 seconds left and the Wildcats survived a late scare to defeat Georgetown 70-69. They finished with a three-way share of the regular-season title when Creighton defeated Seton Hall later in the day.

Samuels was fouled on a drive by Georgetown’s Jamorko Pickett and Qudus Wahab blocked the shot. After a video review, the basket counted and Samuels made the subsequent free throw to put the Wildcats up by one.

Samuels, who had missed all four of his 3-pointers in the second half, knew he had to take it to the basket with time running down.

“I was shooting 3s down the stretch and they weren’t going in” he said. “I decided to make a strong move to end the game and try and be aggressive.”

Georgetown's Terrell Allen got up a shot at the buzzer, but it clanged off the backboard as Villanova ended the game on a 5-0 run.

Saddiq Bey led Villanova (24-7, 13-5 Big East) with 18 points. Samuels finished with 13, as did Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

“We have always had older guys,” Wright said about the Wildcats' outlook going into the conference tournament. “That will be the challenge for this group, not having as many of those guys. That’s the challenge. Let’s go take it on and see how we do.”

Pickett led Georgetown (15-16, 5-13) with 20 points as the Hoyas lost their sixth straight game and fell under .500 for the first time in coach Patrick Ewing’s three season in charge. Terrell Allen had 17 points while Jagan Mosely added 13 points.

Villanova opened up on a 14-0 run and led by as many as 17 points before taking a 39-30 lead into halftime. The Wildcats shot 60% from the field and made 8 of 12 shots from beyond the arc.

“We just couldn’t make any shots,” Ewing said. "We were missing layups. If we made it, who knows what the outcome would have been.”

Georgetown opened the second half on an 11-0 run and took its first lead of the game at 41-39 on a putback dunk by Wahab with 17:25 left.

Georgetown was again without its top two scorers in Omer Yurtseven (left ankle) and Mac McClung (right foot). The Hoyas are 1-5 this season when neither play.

BIG PICTURE

Villanova: Despite the lack of a scholarship senior, Villanova finishes no lower than second in the league for the seventh straight season. Wright and the Wildcats will try to improve their NCAA Tournament seeding in next week’s conference tournament in New York. Villanova has made the last seven tournaments, winning it all in 2016 and '18.

Georgetown: Finished 5-13 in the league for the third time in the last four seasons. The Hoyas last had a winning conference record in 2015. Georgetown likely needs a few wins in New York for NIT considerations.

GUTSY SHOT

With Villanova down 66-62 late, Bey drilled a 3-pointer from near the Wildcats bench to close the gap to a point with 1:21 left. Last season as a freshman Bey connected on 37 % but was hitting 45% coming into Saturday.

“He’s always had guts,” Wright said about Bey. “He might not have been as good a shooter but he would not have feared taking it.”

GOALTENDING OR NOT

Samuels said he didn’t see the goaltending by Wahab but had a feeling something was wrong: “The way I shot it I felt like it was going to go in, so if the ball came off that way, I felt like it had to be something.”

IRONMEN

In what has become the norm around Georgetown, two players went the entire 40 minutes while two others combined to miss just 13 seconds.

Allen and Jahvon Blair didn’t get a breather while Picked sat the final six seconds after fouling out. Mosely missed seven seconds late on an apparent injury but quickly recovered.

UP NEXT

Villanova: Will play in the Big East quarterfinals on Thursday. The Wildcats have won the last three conference tournaments.

Georgetown: The Hoyas are locked into the No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 seed St. John’s on Wednesday night. Georgetown last won a conference tournament game in 2016.

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Leaders

Villanova PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Swider 0 0 1 0 0 0
B. Slater 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Muresan 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pickett 20 0 2 5 1 0

Team Comparison

Vill GTown
Points For 70 69
Field Goals 23/49-47% 27/59-46%
Three Pointers 10/25-40% 9/20-45%
Free Throws 14/18-78% 6/10-60%
Offensive Rebounds 3 8
Defensive Rebounds 27 23
Rebounds 31 35
Blocks 2 1
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 14 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Vill Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 GTown 66 @ Vill 80 J. Mosely 4 J. Moore 3
Sat Mar 7 Vill 70 @ GTown 69 D. Cosby-Roundtree 4 T. Ighoefe 3

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 13,168
Game Time: