In the only Big East basketball game on Sunday, the No. 11 Georgetown Hoyas defeated the St. John's Red Storm, 69-49, at Madison Square Garden. The win followed two consecutive losses for the Hoyas. St. John's is now only 1-4 at Madison Square Garden this season.
Georgetown led 25-19 at the break. Neither team shot well. Georgetown was determined to play better in the second half. Thompson answered the bell. After shooting 0-4 from behind the arc in the first half, he hit 4-5 from three-point range in the second. With 14:31 to play, the Hoyas had a 37-25 lead. Despite finishing the game 0-10 from three-point range, St. John's clawed back to within three points with 6:36 to play. Hollis Thompson hit a three-pointer for Georgetown on the next possession which started a 18-4 Hoyas run to end the game.
Hollis Thompson led the Hoyas with 20 points (5-9 from behind the arc). Jason Clark and Otto Porter also reached double figures in scoring for Georgetown. Porter reached a double-double with 10 rebounds to go with 13 points. St. John's was led by a game-high 21 points from Maurice Harkless, who also had 10 rebounds. Sir`Dominic Pointer was the other Red Storm to hit double figures in scoring.
For more postgame Georgetown coverage, visit Casual Hoya or the SB Nation Washington DC storystream. For more postgame coverage of St. John's, visit Rumble In The Garden or the SB Nation New York storystream.
There are three Big East conference basketball games on Monday: No. 15 Louisville at No. 24 Marquette (3:30 p.m., ESPN); Pitt at No. 1 Syracuse (7:30 p.m., TV: ESPN); Notre Dame at Rutgers (9 p.m., TV: ESPNU).