The Coppin State Eagles gave the Georgetown Hoyas fits early on in their clash on Tuesday night. But the Hoyas remained steady and didn’t waver, and would soon cruise to an 80-48 victory. The win propped them up to an even 2-2 on the year and thus snapped a brief two-game losing streak they were mired in.
Coppin State didn’t make things easy early on as they and Georgetown traded blows in the first half. The Eagles were in command of the game up until around the 7:38 mark. It was then that Chudier Bile hit a jumper that spurred a run for the Hoyas. Georgetown went on a 23-5 run to end the half, aided by Bile especially. The former Northwestern State product scored 10 of the 23 points on this run, serving as a catalyst to spur them to a win.
Georgetown drove Coppin State further down the chute in the second half. They never let the Eagles get closer than 21 and held a lead as large as 34 points. It was a dominant showing for the Hoyas, and one they certainly needed after two tough outings against Navy and West Virginia.
Jahvon Blair and Jamorko Pickett led the team in scoring with 22 and 19 points respectively. Blair and Pickett combined to shoot 14-for-21 and 6-for-11 from 3-point land. They also shot 7-for-8 from the free throw line, with Blair going 6-for-7. Pickett also was a monster on the boards with 18 rebounds on the night. In total, Georgetown had 53 rebounds to Coppin State’s 29. Talk about winning the rebounding margin.
Georgetown is currently scheduled to play Villanova on Friday.