Marquette falls to Georgetown 86-84
MILWAUKEE — James Akinjo scored 25 points, Mac McClung added 23 and Georgetown beat No. 16 Marquette 86-84 on Saturday, the Golden Eagles’ fourth straight loss to close the regular season.
Jamorko Pickett and Jessie Govan each added 10 points for the Hoyas (18-13, 9-9 Big East)
Markus Howard led Marquette (23-8, 12-6) with 28 points, and Joey Hauser added 16. The Golden Eagles missed a chance to tie Villanova for the conference title. The Wildcats lost to Seton Hall.
Pickett hit a 3-pointer from the top to put Georgetown up 82-77, and Joey Hauser countered with a 3 from the left corner to make it 82-80 with 46 seconds left. Govan hit the first of two free throws to put the Hoyas up 83-80. Howard was fouled on the ensuing possession, but only hit the second free throw to make it 83-81 with 11 seconds remaining.
Akinjo’s two free throws made it 85-81, and Howard hit a 3-pointer from the top to cut the lead to 85-84 with 3.5 seconds left.
Picket hit the first of two free throws with 2 seconds left, and time expired during the rebound scramble.
Howard had 28 points and Joey Hauser added 16 for Marquette (23-8, 12-6 Big East). The Golden Eagles missed a chance to tie for the league title with Villanova, which lost to Seton Hall.
Georgetown: The Hoyas enter the conference tournament looking for consistency. Georgetown hasn’t won more than two consecutive games since early December.
Marquette: The Golden Eagles need to take care of the ball after being hurt my turnovers during their skid.
Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.