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.
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