WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: Jason Clark #21 of the Georgetown Hoyas drives to the basket during a college basketball game against the Memphis Tigers on December 22, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Memphis Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Sweep Memphis At Home In Final Non-conference Game

Led by the duo of Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson, the Georgetown Hoyas won their eighth straight game with 70-59 win over Memphis.

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Memphis Vs. Georgetown: Taking Stock Of The Hoyas Before Conference Play

The Hoyas have taken care of business in non-conference play. Can they keep it up against the Big East?


Memphis Vs. Georgetown: In Final Non-conference Game, Hoyas Roll At Home For Eighth Straight Win

The Georgetown Hoyas completed an atypical season sweep of the Memphis Tigers on Thursday night at Verizon Center. Unlike their overtime win that came down to the wire in Maui, the Hoyas enjoyed a comfortable lead for much of the second half. The Tigers, who were ranked eighth in the country at the time of their meeting last month, have stumbled through non-conference play and the Hoyas jumped on them at the start of the second half.

The Hoyas built their lead to 20 points but a 13-1 run by Memphis made it interesting at the under eight timeout. The Tigers have too much talent to get run off the floor, and their athleticism in full court pressure helped keep the Hoya lead close in the final ten minutes of the game.

As they have been much of this season, Georgetown was lead by the scoring duo of Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson, who finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Thompson added nine rebounds as he continues a stellar junior season. Point guard Markel Starks chipped in with 14, including a crucial three pointer as Memphis threatened in the second half. Henry Sims added 12 and 9 on the interior.

The Hoyas will now enjoy the holiday weekend, before Big East conference play starts next week at number four ranked Louisville.

For more on the Hoyas, please visit Casual Hoya, SB Nation's Georgetown blog.


Memphis Vs. Georgetown Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

Thursday evening, the No. 16 Georgetown Hoyas (9-1) host the Memphis Tigers (6-4), aiming to defeat Memphis for the second time this season and fourth consecutive time overall.

On Nov. 22, the Hoyas upset the then-No. 8 Tigers, 91-88, in overtime at the Maui Invitational Tournament. Jason Clark scored a game-high 27 for Georgetown, while Henry Sims tallied 24 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Clark hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining in overtime, and Antonio Barton missed his tying three-point attempt at the buzzer, giving the Hoyas an impressive win.

Georgetown has won each of its last seven games. Memphis, meanwhile, has lost two of its last three, including a stunning 76-72 loss to the Murray State Racers on Dec. 11. Donte Pool scored 20 points and made six three-pointers, helping the Racers pull off the upset of the No. 21 Tigers.

Here's everything you need to know about Thursday's matchup between Georgetown and Memphis:

Game Date/Time: Thursday, December 22; 7:00pm ET

Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

TV Schedule
ESPN2, ESPN3.com

Radio Schedule
Georgetown: ESPN 980 AM
Tigers: WREC 600 AM

For more on the Hoyas, please visit Casual Hoya, SB Nation's Georgetown blog.


Memphis Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Go For Unusual Season Sweep

In an odd twist of scheduling, the Georgetown Hoyas will face the Memphis Tigers for the second time this Season on Thursday night.

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