If there’s one takeaway from Patrick Ewing’s first season as head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, it’s that the Hoyas absolutely love overtime games. They have to, right? Their 90-86 overtime loss to Marquette on Monday night was Georgetown’s fifth overtime game of the season.
Unfortunately for the Hoyas, they’re now 1-4 in such games this year, this time thanks to Andrew Rowsey’s nine overtime points. Georgetown, as a whole, had eight points in the extra period.
Rowsey’s entire night was particularly impressive, as the senior guard tied teammate Sam Hauser with 28 points. Rowsey also dished out a game-high 10 assists. Where Rowsey hit four threes, but got his points from the other parts of the court, Hauser made a living from beyond the arc. He hit seven of eight shots from long range, tying a career-high. Markus Howard made his presence felt, as well. Howard had 16 points and four threes of his own as the sophomore guard continues to battle back from a hip injury.
Marquette knocked down 18 threes, which ties a school record set earlier this season. But it wasn’t all fun and games for the Golden Eagles.
To Georgetown’s credit, as has been the case numerous times this year, the Hoyas were competitive in the losing effort. The teams traded the lead 10 times throughout the 45 minute contest. Georgetown took a 46-40 lead into the half before trading back and forth throughout the period. With three seconds to play and Marquette winning by two, Jonathan Mulmore took it the length of the court to tie the game.
Here’s the last play in regular time: pic.twitter.com/MeJ4a5EwUN— Hoyas247 (@Hoyas247) February 27, 2018
While it ultimately didn’t matter, it was nice to see the senior make a big play and tie his career-high on Georgetown’s senior night. Jessie Govan was also excellent, yet again. He finished the night with 25 points and nine rebounds. Jahvon Blair had 16, and Marcus Derrickson had 15.
Marquette will wrap up the regular season Saturday against Creighton, while Georgetown will head to Philadelphia to face Villanova on Saturday.