The Georgetown Hoyas and Louisville Cardinals both entered Monday's game coming off of emotional upset victories. There was definitely a letdown in the style of play, but there was no letdown in the win column for the Hoyas.
One game after being scoreless for the first time since his freshman year, Chris Wright scored 24 points to lead the Hoyas to a 62-59 victory over the Cardinals.
Austin Freeman had 13 points and Julian Vaughn added 10 for the Hoyas. Terrence Jennings had 18 points to lead the Cardinals, while Preston Knowles and Peyton Siva, Louisville's two top leading scorers, combined for only 16 points.
After a sloppy first half that saw both teams combine for only 16 field goals, things picked up in the second half. Georgetown ended up shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Georgetown had an eight-point lead early in the half before Louisville came back to take the lead at 55-53. The Hoyas would tie the game on a Chris Wright layup and would take the lead for good on a Hollis Thompson three-pointer.
The Hoyas are now only 2.5 games behind first place Pittsburgh in the Big East. Yet, Georgetown will have to wait until February 5 to continue their winning ways when they host Providence.