Marquette Falls to Georgetown in OT, 95-85

Duane Wilson's 26 points are his second-highest total this season.
Jan. 24, 2015

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MILWAUKEE - Matt Carlino's basket with 0.9 seconds remaining pushed Saturday's game to overtime, but Marquette fell to Georgetown 95-85 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Officials reviewed the shot, which was eventually ruled a 2-point basket, and sent the game to overtime in which the Golden Eagles (10-9, 2-5 BIG EAST) were outscored 14-4. Carlino and Duane Wilson each notched a game-high 26 points in the loss and MU shot 13-of-25 from 3-point range.

Duane Wilson connected on all five of his 3-pointers in the second half and finished with a career-best six makes from deep.

Georgetown (14-5, 6-2 BIG EAST) had six players score in double digits, while center Joshua Smith posted a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Both teams shot exceedingly well in the first half of play, with Marquette shooting a season-best 62.5 percent (15-of-24) from the floor and Georgetown 58.1 percent (18-of-31). The Hoyas took a 45-39 lead into the break as Tre Campbell’s runner fell with time expiring to end the half.

Carlino helped the Golden Eagles race out to an early 12-10 edge to open the game by connecting on his first four attempts from 3-point range. He ended the first half with 16 points, while Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera nailed five of his six first half attempts from deep.

After a Paul White 3-pointer to push Georgetown out to a 48-39 lead to begin the second half, a 9-0 Marquette run sparked by a pair of treys from Duane Wilson tied things at 48 with 17:48 to play.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in their second of three-straight home contests at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against Seton Hall.

Game Notes:

•Matt Carlino opened Saturday’s game shooting 4-for-4 from three-point range to give Marquette a 12-10 lead at the 15:35 mark. Coming into the contest, he ranked second in the BIG EAST with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game. He ended the game with five triples.

•The Golden Eagles shot 75 percent from the field in the game’s first nine minutes, but Georgetown took advantage of five Marquette turnovers in that time span to secure an 18-16 advantage.

•Georgetown freshman Isaac Copeland (17 points) scored in double figures for the third consecutive game. When the Hoyas hosted Marquette in early January, Copeland didn't score in his seven minutes of action.

•Carlino started 2-2 from the free throw line Saturday afternoon, extending his streak of consecutive made free throws to 20, dating back to the DePaul game on Dec. 31.

•Carlino’s 16 first-half points were the most by a Marquette player this season.

•Saturday’s contest marked the fourth time this season that every Golden Eagle to see action registered at least one point.

•With Saturday’s win, Georgetown is now 11-0 in 2014-15 when leading at halftime. 

•Marquette opened the game assisting on all six of its first baskets, but closed the first half with assists on only two of its final nine baskets.  

•The Golden Eagles shot 62.5 percent from the field in the first half, their best mark this season. Their 50.0 percent clip from three at the half was also tied for the best of the year (NJIT, Nov. 24).

•Following a Georgetown three early in the second half, MU mounted a 9-0 run to tie the game at 48 at the 17:12 mark after consecutive threes from Duane Wilson

•Counting Saturday’s win, Georgetown holds a narrow 10-9 lead in the all-time series.   

•Mikael Hopkins shot only 25-for-46 (54.3 percent) on free throws this season prior to Saturday, but finished hte game 11-for-12 from the charity stripe.

•After scoring only four points in the first half, Duane Wilson poured in 12 points in the first 10:07 of the second half, shooting 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-3 from three. 

•The Golden Eagles went on a 12-2 run spanning just over two minutes midway through the second half to give them a 66-64 lead with 8:41 remaining in the game. It was their first lead since the 12:24 mark in the first half, when they led 16-14.

•Marquette shot 13-for-25 (52.0 percent) from three against the Hoyas, which was their best rate from deep this season. Their 13 made triples were also the most in a game this year.

•Saturday’s game was only the second time MU scored more than 60 points in BIG EAST play this year. The other was a 75-66 win over Providence on Jan. 3.

•Saturday’s contest was the first time this season that two Marquette players topped 20 points, as both Duane Wilson (26 points) and Carlino (26 points) reached the milestone. 

•Carlino registered his fourth 20-point game this season and third straight. He has also made at least five 3-pointers in each of his last three games.

•Duane Wilson went a perfect 5-for-5 from three point range in the second half. His five triples are the most in the second half by any Marquette player this season.

•Saturday marked the first time that Marquette played in an overtime game this season, but it was the fourth overtime contest for Georgetown. The Hoyas are 3-1 in those games.


 

 

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