Steve Taylor Jr., who had combined for three points in the
previous 10 games while battling complications from off-season knee
surgery, finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for Marquette
(11-8, 3-3). Freshman guard John Dawson scored seven of his 12
points in overtime and Jake Thomas (12) and Jamil Wilson (10) also
scored in double figures for the Golden Eagles, who overcame a
seven-point deficit in the final 3:07 of regulation.
Markel Starks scored a career-high 28 points, including four
3-pointers, and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 24 points and five
rebounds for Georgetown (11-7, 3-4). It was the third straight loss
for the Hoyas and second straight at the Verizon Center, where
Georgetown had a 16-game home winning streak snapped Saturday
against Seton Hall.
Both schools entered the contest near the top of the Big East in
several defensive categories and the physical first half reflected
that. The two teams combined for just 31 percent shooting with the
Golden Eagles using a late 12-3 run highlighted by 3-pointers by
Thomas and Dawson to take a 28-27 halftime lead.
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The game remained tight early in the second half until the
Hoyas, behind eight points by Starks, went on a 16-6 run to take
a 51-44 lead. But Marquette rallied to send the game into
overtime on a 3-pointer by Todd Mayo with six seconds left in
regulation, and the Golden Eagles scored the first seven points
in the extra period en route to just their second win in six
games all-time at Georgetown.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgetown starting F Jabril Trawick missed his
fourth straight game with a broken jaw suffered in a Jan. 8 loss
at Providence and head coach John Thompson III said before the
game Trawick will be sidelined for "weeks." ... Gardner, who
finished with four rebounds, needs three more boards to become
the eighth active Big East player with 1,000 career points and
500 rebounds. ... C Joshua Smith, a transfer from UCLA who is
Georgetown's third leading scorer (11.5), missed his fifth
straight game while dealing with what the school called "an
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