Following an unsuccessful 1-2 stay in the Maui Invitational, Georgetown returned to the win column on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Howard Bison 85-72.
The Hoyas built up a big lead in the first half before seeing it slip down to 10 points at halftime. Howard would pull to within six in the later stages of the contest, but Georgetown would eventually pull away and win by 13 points. The victory puts the Hoyas at 3-4 through their first seven games of the season and snaps a two-game losing streak both in general and at their home venues as well.
Rodney Pryor stepped up again on Sunday afternoon in the victory. The Robert Morris transfer scored a game-high 26 points on just 12 shots as he went 5-for-8 from the 3-point line and 9-for-12 from the field in general. Pryor was also 3-for-3 from the free throw line and chipped in five boards, an assist, a block and three steals in the victory. Akoy Agau, L.J. Peak and Tre Campbell joined Pryor in double figures with 14, 14, and 12 points respectively.
The Hoyas got Marcus Derrickson back for the first time this season and the sophomore forward played pretty well. Despite trouble from an efficiency standpoint, Derrickson scored eight points on the day and pulled down five boards as well as getting credit for an assist.
Going forward, the Hoyas will look to Derrickson as a scoring option off the bench as he was a hearty contributor to last year’s team that’s been missed so far in their six previous contests.
The next time we’ll see Georgetown will be Wednesday when they take on Coppin State.