The Georgetown Hoyas traveled to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve their standings in the Big East, but instead were beaten down by Marquette to the tune of 83-69. The Hoyas trailed by a good margin at halftime and just couldn't get the offense going to catch back up as the Eagles pulled away to cruise to the victory. The Hoyas struggled to slow down Jae Crowder, who picked up 26 points and 14 rebounds for an easy double-double on the day.
For Georgetown, forwards Hollis Thompson and Otto Porter were both able to put down 19 points, but outside of that the Hoyas weren't able to get much more offensive production missing on way too many three-point attempts. Jason Clark also picked up 11 points, but Georgetown barely got any production out of their bench in the game.
The Marquette Golden Eagles hold the early advantage in their Saturday afternoon battle with the Georgetown Hoyas for second place in the Big East conference, leading 39-29 at halftime in Milwaukee.
The normally stout Georgetown defense has allowed Marquette to shoot 46.2 percent in the first half. Jae Crowder has led the way for the Golden Eagles, scoring 11 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the half.
Hollis Thompson has been the star so far for the Hoyas, scoring 10 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out two assists. Henry Sims has chipped in five points and six rebounds for John Thompson III's club.
The Hoyas made just 10 of 30 shots in the first half and, even worse, just six of 13 free throw attempts.
The No. 11 Georgetown Hoyas (22-6, 12-5 Big East) wrap up their regular season conference schedule with a trip to No. 8 Marquette on Saturday (24-6, 13-4), with second place in the conference on the line.