After trailing for most of the game, the Georgetown Hoyas were able to come back and beat Marquette 69-60 thanks to a strong second half.
The game didn't look pretty in the first half, with Marquette taking an early lead. But more costly, an apparent ankle injury to guard Austin Freeman looked to crush the Hoyas hopes of making a comeback. He walked into the locker room gingerly and did not return for the rest of the first half. The severity of the injury was not known at the time it happened.
But he looked quite healthy in the second half. After jogging back onto the court at the start of the second half, Freeman helped spark a run that put the Hoyas ahead for good. He scored 8 points in the second half and 17 points for the entire game, but it was obvious that his presence alone lifted Georgetown's spirits.
To go along with Freeman, fellow senior guard Chris Wright scored a team high 20 points thanks largely to hitting 5 three point shots during the contest.
This game was a gritty effort from the Hoyas against a Marquette team that started the game with great intensity. Georgetown had to match that intensity, and overcome some adversity to come back and win their eight straight Big East game. They are now 9-4 in the Big East, in third place behind Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.
The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Hoyas, either. They will now travel to face 9th ranked UConn on Wednesday for another huge conference game.