Georgetown levied a beatdown on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas trucked the Dawgs 78-63 in one of their more impressive victories of the year. The onslaught saw Georgetown lead by as many as 25 points at one point, as they tore up the visiting Dawgs from nearly end to end.
After Bryce Nze dunked one in to cut the deficit to 13-9, the Hoyas went off and running. The home squad went on a 16-3 run over the next 6+ minutes. They’d finish the half on a 25-13 run, giving them a hearty 16-point lead heading into the break. They would then push things forward to start off the second half, going on a 16-7 run up to the 11:39 mark. Thus, to that point, they’d reeled off a 41-20 run from that moment of Nze’s dunk.
Six Hoyas who saw the floor scored at least nine points, five of them hitting double figures. Chudier Bile and Jahvon Blair each dropped 17 points, while Jamorko Pickett scored 13. Qudus Wahab scored 12, and Donald Carey gave them 10 off the bench. Lastly, Dante Harris fell just shy of double figures, scoring nine on the afternoon.
Bile added six boards, two assists, blocks and one steal. He also hit all seven of his free throws on the day. Blair and Pickett each had seven boards apiece, while Wahab had nine. Blair led with six assists, but had a ghastly nine turnovers. Luckily, the Hoyas’ 23 turnovers on the whole didn’t come back to bite them in this one.
Butler had three 12-point efforts in the loss from Bo Hodges, Bryce Golden and Chuck Harris. Their next leading scorer was Christian David, who had nine points and Jair Bolden had seven. Apart from that however, they had some trouble scoring. They also faced difficulty shooting, finishing with marks of 39 percent from the floor. Their 37.5 mark from 3-point land isn’t a bad mark by any means. However, it was bested by the Hoyas, who hit exactly 50 percent of their 22 attempts.
Georgetown improved to 6-10 with the win, and have now won three of their last five games. Butler’s inconsistencies remain meanwhile, as the Dawgs lost after winning two in a row over DePaul and red-hot St. John’s. The Dawgs are now 2-4 in their last six games after the loss on Saturday as well.
Georgetown is now scheduled to face Seton Hall next Saturday. Butler, meanwhile, will play Marquette come Wednesday.