DePaul falls to Georgetown

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 25 points, including 6 of 8 free throws in the final minute, and Georgetown surged in the second half to beat DePaul 78-72 on Tuesday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

The Hoyas (11-5, 3-2 Big East Conference) also got 11 points from Jabril Trawick and made 26 of 32 free throws.

Myke Henry led DePaul (9-9, 3-2) with 17, Billy Garrett Jr. had 16, Jamee Crockett 12, and Aaron Simpson 11.

Georgetown led 44-39 at halftime, but DePaul used a 14-5 second-half run to pull ahead 49-47.

The Hoyas, after the 12th lead change and 12th tie, made seven straight free throws and Smith-Rivera added a layup and jumper to lead 70-60 with 3:42 left. Simpson pulled the Blue Demons within 72-68 with a long 3 with 17 seconds left, but Smith-Rivera iced it.

Georgetown only made one field goal in the final four minutes, but went 8 of 12 from the line.

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GEORGETOWN (11-5)

Peak 3-8 2-2 8, Hopkins 1-1 5-6 7, Smith-Rivera 6-14 10-13 25,  Smith 3-4 2-2 8, Trawick 4-5 2-3 11, Campbell 1-2 0-0 3,  Copeland 2-3 3-3 8, White 0-3 2-2 2, Bowen 3-6 0-1 6. Totals 23-46 26-32 78.

DEPAUL (9-9)

Henry 7-13 2-2 17, Garrett Jr. 4-12 7-8 16, Robinson 1-2 0-0 3,  Simpson 5-6 0-1 11, Crockett 3-9 4-5 12, Wood 2-5 0-0 5,  Hamilton IV 1-4 0-0 3, Stimage 0-2 0-0 0, McDonald 2-4 0-1 5. Totals 25-57 13-17 72.

Halftime—Georgetown 44-39. 3-Point Goals—Georgetown 6-15  (Smith-Rivera 3-6, Trawick 1-2, Campbell 1-2, Copeland 1-2, White 0-1,  Peak 0-2), DePaul 9-22 (Crockett 2-5, Robinson 1-1, Hamilton IV 1-1,  Wood 1-1, Simpson 1-2, Henry 1-2, McDonald 1-3, Garrett Jr. 1-6, Stimage  0-1). Fouled Out—Henry, Hopkins, McDonald. Rebounds—Georgetown 32  (Smith-Rivera 8), DePaul 28 (Henry 7). Assists—Georgetown 10  (Smith-Rivera 4), DePaul 10 (Garrett Jr. 5). Total Fouls—Georgetown 21,  DePaul 23. Technical—Bowen. A—6,263.

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