WHERE: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TIME: 8:45 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
ONLINE: Fox Sports GO
SERIES HISTORY: First meeting between the two teams.
The Georgetown Hoyas (4-0, Big East) are off to their best start since the 2014-15 season, and will look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday night when they host the Maine Black Bears (1-5, America East).
The Hoyas are fresh off a gritty road victory against the Richmond Spiders (1-5, Atlantic 10). Marcus Derrickson led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds for Georgetown, while Jonathan Mulmore poured in a career-high 15 points and matched his career-high in assists with eight. Hot shooting saved the Hoyas in a sloppy game, as the team shot over 50 percent from both the field and behind the arc, as well as 84 percent from the charity stripe, to make up for the season-high tying 18 turnovers.
Defensively, the Hoyas forced Richmond into a dismal 7-27 night from deep. But, they surrendered a career-high 28 points to De’Monte Buckingham, who drove through the lane consistently with ease. However, in their only road nonconference game of the season, the Hoyas showed their ability to fight through adversity after having dominated lesser competition in their first three games of the season.
As for the Black Bears, they enter the game on the heels of their first win of the season, a 78-72 road win over Quinnipiac (1-5, Metro Atlantic) on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Calixte leads the charge for Maine, averaging 14.7 points per game, but is the only Black Bear to average double figures. The team struggles to shoot the ball, making only 37 percent of all field goals, including just 30 percent from deep.
While this is the first meeting between the two teams, Georgetown is 4-0 all-time against America East schools, with the last win coming against UMBC in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Tuesday’s game kicks off a seven-game home stand for the Hoyas, who will host a bevy of weak opponents before hosting arch-rival Syracuse (6-0, ACC) on Dec. 16.