Originally posted on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 1/6/12
#9 Georgetown 73, #20 Marquette 70This game looked to be as good as over. Marquette led by 17 points with 13 minutes to go. But while Jason Clark led all players with 26 points for the game, it was Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims that dominated as Georgetown made a huge comeback. They finally took the lead after a 9-0 run where Sims or Thompson scored every single point. Sims was unstoppable in the paint, finishing 5-for-6 from the field. Hollis Thompson finished 6-for-7, including a pair of big threes in the final 3:30. Shooting defense has been a key all season for Marquette. They are 0-3 when allowing an eFG% greater than 55%. They're 12-0 when holding opponents to an eFG% under 55%.This was a game that meant a lot for the Big East standings. Syracuse has been the favorite all season long, and they remain the favorite, but both of these teams came into this game hoping to put pressure on the Orange. Georgetown is now off to a quick 3-0 conference record, including this w...
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