February 8, 2016

Marquette upsets ranked Georgetown

In an extremely close game, the Marquette Golden Eagles upset the 15th ranked Georgetown Hoyas 49-48 Saturday night.

Hoyas’ Greg Whittington had three free throws to shoot with 2.3 seconds remaining in the game, and Georgetown was trailing 46-49.  The pressure was on Whittington to make all three shots and send the game into overtime.

After Whittington sunk the first two, Marquette head coach Buzz Williams called a timeout, and Whittington missed the third free throw after the resulting timeout.

Whittington was originally fouled by Golden Eagle Trent Lockett on a three-point attempt, creating the opportunity for Whittington to play hero for the Hoyas.

The Golden Eagles were led in scoring by Vander Blue and Davante Gardner who each had 12 points.  Trent Lockett had nine points and Jamil Wilson had eight points on the night.  Lockett led the team in rebounding with 10, and Wilson had six rebounds for the game.

Georgetown was led in scoring by Markel Starks who had 18 points, and was one of three Hoyas who hit the double-digit mark in scoring.  Otto Porter and Greg Whittington each had 13 points in the loss.  Whittington also led the team in rebounds with eight, and Porter ended up with six rebounds.

Marquette (11-3, 2-0 Big East) has won their last four consecutive games, including home wins against Big East rivals Connecticut and Georgetown.

The Golden Eagles will next travel to take on Pittsburgh this Saturday.

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