Marquette falls to Georgetown 86-84

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 09: Markus Howard #0 of the Marquette Golden Eagles shoots against Josh LeBlanc #23 of the Georgetown Hoyas at Fiserv Forum on March 09, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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.

BIG PICTURE

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.

UP NEXT

Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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