Georgetown Vs. Seton Hall: Austin Freeman Scores 28 As Hoyas Rally For 80-75 Win

Georgetown looked dead in the water against Seton Hall, but led by Austin Freeman, they closed on a 13-2 run to defeat the Pirates 80-75.

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Georgetown Vs. Seton Hall: Austin Freeman Stars As Georgetown Rallies For 80-75 Win

It looked like the No. 23 Georgetown Hoyas were dead in the water during the second half of their game against Seton Hall, but somehow, they mustered up enough to rally for a key road win in Big East play. Led by 28 points from Austin Freeman, the Hoyas found a way to defeat the Pirates 80-75. Georgetown now moves to 14-5 and 3-4 in the Big East, while Seton Hall falls to 8-11 and 2-5 in the conference.

It was a weird ending, though. After two free throws by Freeman gave Georgetown a 76-73 lead, Seton Hall missed two shots near the rim. The rebound caromed out to center court, and eventually found its way to Jordan Theodore in the corner. Theodore and nailed the shot, but he had a foot on the three-point line and it was ruled a two-pointer. After two Chris Wright free throws, the Hoyas elected to foul instead of surrender a three-pointer, and sealed it when Keon Lawrence missed the first free throw.

Early on, it looked like an easy win. The Hoyas took a 43-33 lead on a Hollis Thompson three-pointer less than a minute into the second half, but it went completely downhill from there. Seton Hall erupted on a 19-2 run, as Georgetown missed 10 of 11 shots, committed five turnovers and missed two free throws. Julian Vaughn was particularly awful, missing several point-blank layup and having his shot stuffed three times. Meanwhile, Jeremy Hazell caught fire, scoring 11 of Seton Hall's points in the stretch. 

The Hoyas finally stopped the bleeding with a three-point play by Wright, two free throws by Hollis Thompson and another layup by Wright, but Seton Hall kicked the lead back up to seven at the under-eight minute timeout. The Hoyas hung around, but couldn't stop Seton Hall defensively and continued to trail through to the four-minute timeout.

Georgetown eventually cut the lead to 73-71 with two minutes to play, and tied the game at 73 after Vaughn stepped in for a left-handed layup with 1:20 to play. After a missed three-pointer by Hazell, Wright raced down and drew a foul, giving Georgetown a 74-73 lead by hitting one of two free throws. 

Jeff Robinson led Seton Hall with 21 points. Theodore added 17, Herb Pope had 16 and Hazell had 15. Wright had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists to aid Freeman for the Hoyas.


Georgetown Vs. Seton Hall: Austin Freeman Starring As Hoyas Lead 38-31 At Halftime

The Georgetown Hoyas are playing well offensively and they're playing pretty good defense against Seton Hall, and yet, they appear to be in a dogfight.  They lead the Pirates by just seven points at halftime, despite completely outplaying them statistically.

Luckily, Austin Freeman has broke out of his shooting slump. He has hit all six of his field goal attempts and has 16 points already, with three made three-pointers, including two really deep ones to close the half. Seton Hall's defenders haven't paid enough attention to him, and he's making them pay. Overall, the Hoyas are shooting a blistering 59 percent from the field.

Seton Hall is hanging around despite shooting just 34 percent from the field. They've managed to get to the line eight times, and they also have seven offensive rebounds. Jeff Robinson and Jordan Theodore both have nine points to lead the way.


Georgetown Vs. Seton Hall: Hoyas Look For Second Straight Road Win

The Georgetown Hoyas got back on track with a road win at lowly Rutgers over the weekend. Now, they'll look to get a second road win against another poor Big East team from New Jersey when they take on Seton Hall tonight. 

The Pirates are struggling, at just 8-10 on the season. They are currently tied with the Hoyas at 2-4 in the Big East, and are coming off a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. However, they have been competitive at home, defeating South Florida and Alabama while also nearly knocking off highly-ranked Syracuse. To find out more about the Pirates, check out Casual Hoya's conversation with SB Nation's Seton Hall blog South Orange Juice. 

The game will be televised on MASN at 7 p.m. and is also available on ESPN3 and ESPN980. This should be a more competitive game than the one against Rutgers, so there's reason for Hoyas fans to be concerned. Still, a loss would be very disappointing. 

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