The Georgetown Hoyas lost their second game in a row on Monday night, falling 68-64 to the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Bearcats went on a 15-5 run over the final five minutes of the game to hand the Hoyas their first home loss of the season.
Down two with thirty seconds left, John Thompson III called timeout to set up a play. But what resulted was the 17th turnover of the night for the Hoyas, as Otto Porter's foot went out of bounds as he tried to drive the baseline. Georgetown was forced to immediately foul but Dion Dixon would ice the game on two separate occasions, hitting four straight free throws to keep it a two-possession game over the final seven seconds.
The Bearcats spent much of the second half switching between zone and man-to-man defense, as the Hoyas tried to take advantage of opportunities from behind the arc and were efficient from three-point range. Hollis Thompson led Georgetown going a perfect four for four from downtown, but was held scoreless in the second half as Cincinnati clamped down on defense. Jason Clark matched Thompson with 14 points and was perfect from the field until a last second heave as time expired. The turnovers really hampered Georgetown.
Sean Kilpatrick was huge for Cincinnati, picking up a struggling Cashmere Wright. Kilpatrick took 16 shots and finished with a career-high 27 points.
Georgetown now has nearly a week off before traveling to Madison Square Garden to face St. John's on Sunday afternoon.
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