Coming off disappointing results against Butler and Seton Hall, the Georgetown Hoyas entered Monday night's contest with the St. John's Red storm riding a three-game losing streak. At 13-11 and 6-5 in the BIG EAST, the Hoyas needed a victory in the worst of ways to get off the schneid with a matchup against Providence looming later in the week.
To their delight, that's exactly what would transpire. Led by the play of Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak, Georgetown \got back in the win column with a 92-67 victory over rival St. John's in Washington D.C. The Hoyas opened up a big lead at the onset of the game and never looked back, never relinquishing the lead for the entirety of the contest.
Peak performed marvelously off the bench, scoring 20 points with a 9-of-14 mark from the field. The sophomore forward snagged six rebounds and dished our four assists as well as a steal to boot. Meanwhile, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Isaac Copeland were both brilliant as well. DSR dropped 24 points, a game-high, and was 3-of-6 from the 3-point line and 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
Copeland, a sophomore forward, was efficient to say the least. The Raleigh, North Carolina native scored 23 points with a field goal percentage of 72.7 percent on the night, 8-of-11 from the field. Copeland grabbed eight boards, picked up a block and a steal too.
St. John's, still looking for win number one in BIG EAST play will have to continue their pursuit for the win column. The Red Storm shot 44.2 percent from the field but just 23.5 percent from 3-point land. They were outrebounded 40-27 and 10-5 on the offensive glass. The Johnnies will march on ... against Villanova this Saturday, as things will not get any easier.