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.
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).