WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 31: Vincent Council #32 of the Providence Friars tries to a pass by by Henry Sims #14 during a college basketball game on December 31, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC The Hoyas wpn 49-40.. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Georgetown Vs. Providence: Hoyas Complete Season Sweep Of Friars With 63-53 Victory

The Georgetown Hoyas went in to the Dunkin Donuts Center Saturday night, and emerged with a 63-53 win over the Providence Friars.

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Georgetown Vs. Providence: Hoyas Defense Keys 63-53 Win Over Friars

In a game that was eerily familiar to their first meeting earlier this season, the Georgetown Hoyas were once again able to shut down the offense of the Providence Friars en route to a 63-53 score Saturday evening at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark led the scoring for Georgetown with 13 points each, but the story of this game was the suffocating Hoya defense. The Friars shot a woeful 25.9% from the field, making just 14 of their 54 attempts. Providence also struggled from the field in the first meeting between these teams on December 31st, converting only 25.5% of their field goals as Georgetown won 49-40. The Friars trailed at the half by a score of 31-20, and made a 12-5 run at the start of the second half to cut the deficit to 36-32. Georgetown responded with a 13-3 run of their own to regain control, as Thomson made some key baskets and the Hoyas increased their intensity on the defensive end.

The Hoyas have now won four of their last five games and improved their record to 20-5 overall and 10-4 in the Big East. They will look to continue their recent run of solid play when they visit Seton Hall on Tuesday night.

For more on Georgetown basketball, check out the SB Nation blog Casual Hoya. And for all your Saturday college hoops news, be sure to keep up with SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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Georgetown Vs. Providence: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Stream And More

The No. 10-ranked Georgetown Hoyas will be looking for a season sweep of the Providence Friars, who host the Hoyas for a Big East Conference men's basketball contest at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Hoyas (19-5, 9-4 Big East) defeated the Friars (13-14, 2-12) earlier in the season, 49-40, on Dec. 31.

Georgetown is also trying to keep pace in the Big East standings, which features them in fourth-place tie with the South Florida Bulls. The Hoyas do own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bulls and would earn

For the fans who'd like to catch the game, here's the game time and TV and radio information:

Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI

Game Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV Schedule: MASN

Georgetown radio ESPN 980 AM

Betting odds: Georgetown is 7 1/2-point favorites.

For more on Georgetown basketball, check out the SB Nation blog Casual Hoya.

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