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.