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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.