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Luke Fischer scores career-high 23 points as Golden Eagles beat Georgetown 88-87

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MILWAUKEE — Luke Fischer scored a career-high 23 points, including the go-ahead free throws with less than two seconds left, and Marquette edged Georgetown 88-87 Tuesday night, March 1st.

Georgetown trailed much of the game, but made a 14-6 run late in the second half and Isaac Copeland’s 3-pointer with 3:53 put the Hoyas up one, 78-77.

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s jumper with eight seconds left put Georgetown up 87-86, but his foul with 1.2 seconds to go put Fischer on the line and he made both. Copeland’s last-second heave from three-quarters court hit the back rim.

Fischer was 9 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from the line for Marquette (19-11, 8-9 Big East). Jajuan Johnson and Haanif Cheatham had 15 apiece, Traci Carter had 11 and Henry Ellenson scored 10 points with 11 rebounds before leaving the game with an apparent left ankle injury.

Copeland led Georgetown (14-16, 7-10) with a career-high 32 points. Smith-Rivera finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.