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Akinjo sparks late rally, leads Georgetown over Xavier 80-73

WASHINGTON (AP) James Akinjo scored 10 of his 23 points during a rally with just under five minutes to play to spark Georgetown past Xavier 80-73 on Thursday night.

Akinjo hit a 3-pointer with 4:56 remaining to give the Hoyas a 67-66 lead as they closed on a 16-7 surge. Akinjo made two 3s and four free throws during the stretch. Trey Mourning added a 3-pointer, and Jamorko Pickett scored on a putback that made it 75-70 with 38 seconds to go before Akinjo sealed it at the line.

Akinjo was 6-of-10 shooting, made four 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws. Josh LeBlanc added 17 points for Georgetown (14-7, 4-4 Big East Conference), which travels to No. 14 Villanova on Sunday.

Naji Marshall scored 16 points to lead Xavier (11-11, 3-6), which has lost four straight. Paul Scruggs added 15 points and Quentin Goodin had 14. The trio each made three of Xavier's 12 3-pointers. The Musketeers play at Creighton on Sunday.

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Key Players
N. Marshall
J. Akinjo
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
13.4 Pts. Per Game 13.4
5.4 Ast. Per Game 5.4
2.7 Reb. Per Game 2.7
40.0 Field Goal % 36.9
23.9 Three Point % 39.6
72.0 Free Throw % 82.6
  Defensive rebound by Paul Scruggs 4.0
  Mac McClung missed 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 Mac McClung made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on Paul Scruggs 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Mac McClung 8.0
  Mac McClung missed free throw 8.0
  Personal foul on Quentin Goodin 8.0
+ 3 Naji Marshall made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quentin Goodin 9.0
+ 1 James Akinjo made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 James Akinjo made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Paul Scruggs 15.0
Team Stats
Points 73 80
Field Goals 27-58 (46.6%) 28-56 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 12-25 (48.0%) 8-20 (40.0%)
Free Throws 7-11 (63.6%) 16-21 (76.2%)
Total Rebounds 37 26
Offensive 11 5
Defensive 24 20
Team 2 1
Assists 16 17
Steals 3 10
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 14 6
Fouls 18 10
Technicals 1 0
16 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
23 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Xavier 11-11 363773
home team logo Georgetown 14-7 285280
Team Stats
away team logo Xavier 11-11 72.2 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Georgetown 14-7 79.5 PPG 42.8 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
13
N. Marshall F 14.7 PPG 7.2 RPG 3.4 APG 39.4 FG%
3
J. Akinjo G 13.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 5.2 APG 36.5 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Marshall F 16 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
J. Akinjo G 23 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
46.6 FG% 50.0
48.0 3PT FG% 40.0
63.6 FT% 76.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 16 5 2 6/13 3/4 1/2 3 38 0 0 3 0 5
P. Scruggs 15 7 3 6/14 3/6 0/0 4 40 1 0 4 0 7
Z. Hankins 8 6 2 4/7 0/0 0/2 3 27 1 3 1 4 2
K. Castlin 6 3 1 2/3 2/3 0/0 1 20 0 0 4 1 2
T. Jones 6 5 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 2 22 0 1 1 3 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 16 5 2 6/13 3/4 1/2 3 38 0 0 3 0 5
P. Scruggs 15 7 3 6/14 3/6 0/0 4 40 1 0 4 0 7
Z. Hankins 8 6 2 4/7 0/0 0/2 3 27 1 3 1 4 2
K. Castlin 6 3 1 2/3 2/3 0/0 1 20 0 0 4 1 2
T. Jones 6 5 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 2 22 0 1 1 3 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Goodin 14 4 4 4/8 3/6 3/4 3 29 0 0 1 1 3
R. Welage 5 4 1 2/6 1/4 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 2 2
E. Harden 3 1 2 1/2 0/1 1/1 0 8 1 0 0 0 1
K. Kennedy 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Schrand - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hanson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Swetye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Singh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 35 16 27/58 12/25 7/11 18 200 3 4 14 11 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Akinjo 23 5 4 6/10 4/7 7/7 0 36 5 0 2 0 5
J. LeBlanc 17 4 2 8/11 0/0 1/1 3 25 3 2 1 0 4
J. Govan 12 6 0 5/10 1/2 1/2 1 29 1 3 2 0 6
M. McClung 11 4 5 4/12 0/3 3/5 3 28 0 0 0 2 2
K. Johnson 4 1 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 17 1 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Akinjo 23 5 4 6/10 4/7 7/7 0 36 5 0 2 0 5
J. LeBlanc 17 4 2 8/11 0/0 1/1 3 25 3 2 1 0 4
J. Govan 12 6 0 5/10 1/2 1/2 1 29 1 3 2 0 6
M. McClung 11 4 5 4/12 0/3 3/5 3 28 0 0 0 2 2
K. Johnson 4 1 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 17 1 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Mosely 6 0 3 2/3 2/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
T. Mourning 5 1 1 1/2 1/2 2/4 1 14 0 0 0 0 1
J. Pickett 2 2 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 19 0 0 1 1 1
G. Malinowski 0 1 2 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 1 0
J. Blair 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
G. Muresan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Yurtseven - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 25 17 28/56 8/20 16/21 10 200 10 5 6 5 20