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Georgetown Grabs Third Straight Win, Defeats Richmond 90-82

Jessie Govan tallied a season-high 29 points while Mac McClung added a career-high 16.

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The Georgetown Hoyas (6-1, Big East) notched their third-straight victory on Wednesday evening, defeating the Richmond Spiders (2-5, Atlantic 10), 90-82.

Jessie Govan got going early, scoring four points in the game’s opening two-and-a-half minutes. James Akinjo, Mac McClung and Trey Mourning added buckets before the first media timeout as the Georgetown offense rolled early. Greg Malinowski added five points off the bench on his first two offensive possessions midway through half.

But the Spiders stayed within striking distance thanks to balanced scoring from their starters. Nathan Cayo and Jake Wojcik scored 12 and nine points in the half, respectively. Govan did most of his damage in the final ten minutes, scoring 12 points, four of which came from the charity stripe. At the half, Georgetown led, 40-35.

Grant Golden started the half hot for Richmond, hitting a three-pointer and runner in the first minute. The teams exchanged three-pointers before an 8-2 Richmond run tied the game with 14:17 remaining. McClung went on a personal 5-0 run to put Georgetown back in front, and Govan added a layup shortly after to extend the lead to double digits, 68-58. From there, the Hoyas maintained a steady grip on the game, leading by as many as 12 and as few as five points in the final nine minutes.

Jessie Govan scored 29 points on an efficient 11-of-15 shooting. Mac McClung scored a career-high 16 points, while James Akinjo and Greg Malinowski also reached double-digit scoring.

Georgetown committed just eight turnovers for the second-consecutive game. They entered the game averaging 15 per game. Jamorko Pickett’s struggles continued, as the sophomore attempted just two shots, scoring three points. Jahvon Blair did not play (coach’s decision).

The Hoyas will host Liberty (6-1, Atlantic Sun) next Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET.