St. John's Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Blow Away Red Storm 77-52

Georgetown had no problem with St. John's this time around in a Big East blowout. For more, visit Casual Hoya.

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St. John's Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Blow Away Red Storm 77-52

Outside the Verizon Center, a snowstorm covered the D.C. streets with several inches of snow. Inside the Verizon Center, the Red Storm was anything but threatening.

Paced by Jason Clark's 16 points, the Georgetown Hoyas exacted revenge on St. John's for last month's loss in a 77-52 blowout.

Hollis Thompson had 15 points off of the bench, while Austin Freeman had 14 points. Chris Wright and Julian Vaughn each had nine. St. John's was led by Justin Burrell's 12 points off of the bench.

After a back-and-forth start, the Hoyas used a 10-0 run at the end of the first half to take a 13-point halftime lead. The second half was anything but close as Georgetown pulled away and never looked back.

Georgetown had a great night from the floor, shooting 52 percent from the field, including nine three-pointers. The Hoyas even shot well from the free throw line, going 16-23.

The win puts the Hoyas back at .500 in Big East play at 4-4, three games back of first place Pittsburgh. Georgetown will have a big test ahead of them January 29 against the No. 8 Villanova Wildcats in Philadelphia.

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St. John's Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Surge Late In Half, Lead 40-27 At Halftime

Playing their first game in eight days, the Georgetown Hoyas played like they are ready to put their old slumping ways behind them. The Hoyas closed the first half on a 10-0 run and lead St. John's 40-27 at halftime in front of a sparse crowd thanks to the snowstorm in Washington D.C.

The Hoyas led just 30-27 with 4:59 remaining in the first half, but scored 10 straight points from there. Chris Wright started the run with a three-pointer, and also ended it with a floater with 31 seconds remaining, when his coach wanted him to pull it out for one shot. The run was punctuated by a dunk from Hollis Thompson with 1:18 remaining. During the stretch, the Hoyas' defense also stepped up, holding St. John's to 0-6 from the field during that stretch.

Georgetown has gotten a balanced attack, with five different players scoring at least six points. Austin Freeman leads the way with nine points, while Jason Clark has eight on 3-3 shooting. Justin Brownlee leads St. John's with six points.

The Hoyas are looking to avenge a 61-58 loss to St. John's on January 3.

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St. John's Vs. Georgetown: Game Will Happen As Planned Despite Snow Forecasts

The Georgetown Hoyas will look for revenge tonight against a St. John's team that defeated them in New York back on January 3. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., and it will occur despite a forecast that calls for 5-8 inches of snow in the Nation's capital. 

Georgetown sent out the following release just now, via ESPN 980:

The Georgetown men's basketball game against BIG EAST Conference rival St. John's will be played as scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The game tips off at Verizon Center at 7 p.m. Coverage at 655p on ESPN980 and ESPN980.com. The Georgetown University Athletics Department strongly encourages fans to use WMATA (Metro) and use every precaution to keep safe.    

Assuming the game is indeed played, the Hoyas will hope to stop a St. John's team that beat them 61-58 in a tightly-contested game at Madison Square Garden three weeks ago. The Hoyas followed that up with consecutive home losses to West Virginia and Pittsburgh before winning two straight on the road over Rutgers and Seton Hall. This is Georgetown's first game in eight days.

Since that win, the Red Storm have struggled, dropping four of their last five. They have played elite competition, though, with the losses coming to Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Louisville and Cincinnati, all Top 25 teams. They are now 11-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

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