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The Georgetown Hoyas (8-3) will host the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-7) on Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital. This will be the Hoyas’ penultimate nonconference game and the third in a stretch of four home competitions prior to Big East play.
Georgetown defeated the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Tuesday evening, 83-73. James Akinjo led the way with 17 points on 50 percent shooting. His freshman backcourt partner Mac McClung added 14 points. Greg Malinowski tied his Georgetown-best 11 points while Josh LeBlanc added 10 of his own. Jessie Govan, who had recorded double-digit scoring in 19 contests running, managed eight points on 3-of-9 shooting to go along with five rebounds. While Georgetown shot a cool 46 percent from deep, the team also recorded 15 turnovers to Appalachian State’s 12.
Govan continues to lead Georgetown in several key categories including scoring (18.5 ppg), three-point percentage (.485), and rebounds (7.7 rpg). James Akinjo leads the Hoyas in assists (4.5 apg) and is second in scoring (13.6 ppg). Josh LeBlanc has provided key minutes off the bench, scoring 9.2 points, grabbing 7.7 rebounds, and blocking 1.2 shots per game.
Meanwhile, Little Rock fell to Memphis on Wednesday evening, 99-89. Rayjon Tucker scored 29 points, leading a Trojans team that featured five double-figure scorers. Tucker is the Trojans’ leading scorer (21.3 ppg) and rebounder (6.3 rpg).
Darrell Walker coaches Little Rock. Walker and Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing were teammates on the New York Knicks during the latter’s rookie season in 1985-86.
After Saturday’s contest, the Hoyas will enjoy a week-long break during the holiday before hosting Howard in their final nonconference game.