Big East Basketball Wrap-Up: No. 10/12 Georgetown Defeats DePaul, 83-75

ROSEMONT, IL - JANUARY 17: Henry Sims #14 of the Georgetown Hoyas dunks the ball against the DePaul Blue Demons at Allstate Arena on January 17, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The only Big East basketball game on Tuesday was the No. 10/12 Georgetown Hoyas vs. the DePaul Blue Demons. The Hoyas won, 83-75.

Georgetown had to play without Markel Starks. Jason Clark stepped up with a career-high 31 points in the win. He was 5-7 on his three-point shots. DePaul got manhandled on the boards but caused 18 Hoya turnovers. DePaul hung around with the ranked Hoyas but just were not able to erase a big lead by Georgetown. The closest DePaul got was within two points of the lead with 14:02 to play. Every time DePaul made a little run to cut into the lead, the Hoyas had a response. The win was the 11th straight over DePaul.

Henry Sims had 16 points and Hollis Thompson had 14 points in the win for Georgetown. DePaul was led by 19 points from Cleveland Melvin, 17 points from Moses Morgan and 16 points from Brandon Young.

For more postgame Georgetown coverage, visit Casual Hoya. For more postgame DePaul coverage, visit the SB Nation Chicago storystream.

There are four games involving Big East teams tonight: Cincinnati at No. 11 UConn (7 p.m., TV: ESPN2); St. John's at South Florida (7 p.m., TV: ESPN3); Seton Hall at Villanova (7 p.m., TV: ESPNU); Marshall at West Virginia (7:30 p.m., TV: ESPN3).

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