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Georgetown knocks off No. 17 Villanova 85-73

WASHINGTON (AP) Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova added another bit of history to the teams' rivalry.

Ewing, whose collegiate career ended in a stunning loss to the Wildcats in the 1985 national championship game, earned his biggest coaching victory to date against Villanova.

Jessie Govan had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Mac McClung scored 21 points and Georgetown beat No. 17 Villanova 85-73 on Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats.

Georgetown (16-10, 6-7 Big East) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2017, and Ewing earned his first win against a Top-25 foe in eight tries.

''My son brought that to my attention by the way,'' Ewing said of the fact that he had yet to take out a ranked team, something he accomplished with regularity as a player.

James Akinjo had 10 points and nine assists as the Hoyas ended a two-game slide and beat Villanova at home for the first time since 2015.

''We have to build on this, it can't be just a one game thing,'' Ewing said. ''We have five more games to go and our dreams and our goals are to make the NCAA Tournament.''

Georgetown has missed the last three postseasons.

Villanova (20-7, 11-3) lost consecutive conference games for the first time since realignment in 2013 - a span of 104 games.

Phil Booth had 26 points, and Eric Paschall added 16 as Villanova lost for the third time in four conference games after starting 10-0 in Big East play. Colin Gillespie scored 13 points after having a career-high 30 in the teams' first meeting.

The Hoyas took a 42-32 lead into halftime after shooting 7 of 18 from 3-point distance. McClung scored 17 of his 21 points in the first period and it was his hot start that carried Georgetown early. In the teams' first meeting, he had a poor performance, going 2 for 11 from the field and finishing with four points, well below his average of 13.

''We knew he was much better than how he played against us the first time,'' Villanova coach Jay Wright said.

''That allowed him to get it going, and you know, a guy like that, he's a born scorer once he gets it going. It's hard to stop.''

Villanova cut the Hoyas' lead to 50-43 after Booth hit a 3-pointer, but Georgetown responded with an 8-0 run as a 3 by Govan pushed the lead to 58-43 with 13:13 left. The Wildcats never got closer than nine the rest of the way.

Georgetown shot 51 percent from the field and held Villanova to just 38 percent. The Hoyas' bench outscored the Wildcats' subs 22-9. Kaleb Johnson led the way for Georgetown with eight points.

BIG PICTURE

Villanova: After winning the first four regular-season championships in the reconfigured Big East, the Wildcats are now in danger of finishing second for a second straight season after moving one game behind Marquette in the loss column.

Georgetown: The Hoyas have already surpassed last season's win total of 15 games with five games remaining before the conference tournament. Georgetown finished 5-13 in league play in each of the last two seasons.

STEPPING UP

Govan, Georgetown's leading scorer, was held scoreless in the first meeting back on Feb. 3, but responded with his league-leading eighth double-double of the season in earning his first win over Villanova.

''Last time we played they held me scoreless, so I definitely came in with a little chip on my shoulder,'' Govan said. ''I wanted to bounce back from that game.''

UP NEXT

Villanova: Completes a three-game trip at Xavier on Sunday.

Georgetown: At Creighton on Saturday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Villanova  
19:50   Saddiq Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:48   Defensive rebound by Mac McClung  
19:42   Personal foul on Phil Booth  
19:31 +2 Josh LeBlanc made finger-roll layup, assist by James Akinjo 0-2
19:12 +3 Eric Paschall made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Collin Gillespie 3-2
18:43   James Akinjo missed jump shot  
18:41   Offensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
18:39 +2 Jessie Govan made dunk 3-4
18:20   Collin Gillespie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:18   Defensive rebound by James Akinjo  
18:17   Personal foul on Jermaine Samuels  
17:58   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:58   Defensive rebound by Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree  
17:32 +3 Phil Booth made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Paschall 6-4
17:12 +3 Mac McClung made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Akinjo 6-7
16:40   Collin Gillespie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:38   Defensive rebound by Josh LeBlanc  
16:31   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:29   Defensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
16:17 +2 Phil Booth made turnaround jump shot, assist by Saddiq Bey 8-7
15:52   Lost ball turnover on Mac McClung  
15:23   Joe Cremo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:21   Defensive rebound by Georgetown  
15:09 +2 Josh LeBlanc made dunk, assist by Jessie Govan 8-9
14:43   Saddiq Bey missed turnaround jump shot  
14:41   Defensive rebound by Josh LeBlanc  
14:25 +3 James Akinjo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mac McClung 8-12
14:02   Offensive foul on Jermaine Samuels  
14:02   Turnover on Jermaine Samuels  
13:41 +3 Mac McClung made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Akinjo 8-15
13:16 +2 Eric Paschall made driving dunk 10-15
13:17   Shooting foul on Jessie Govan  
13:17 +1 Eric Paschall made free throw 11-15
12:57 +2 Jessie Govan made hook shot, assist by Josh LeBlanc 11-17
12:35 +3 Saddiq Bey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Cremo 14-17
12:19   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:17   Defensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
12:12   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:10   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
12:02   Joe Cremo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:00   Defensive rebound by Jamorko Pickett  
11:51   Jessie Govan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:49   Defensive rebound by Phil Booth  
11:38   Phil Booth missed jump shot  
11:36   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
11:36   Personal foul on Josh LeBlanc  
11:17   Shooting foul on Trey Mourning  
11:17 +1 Eric Paschall made 1st of 2 free throws 15-17
11:17   Eric Paschall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:17   Defensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
11:09   Jagan Mosely missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:07   Offensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
11:06 +2 Kaleb Johnson made dunk 15-19
10:38 +2 Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree made alley-oop shot, assist by Phil Booth 17-19
10:15   James Akinjo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:13   Defensive rebound by Jahvon Quinerly  
10:02   Bad pass turnover on Eric Paschall, stolen by Jamorko Pickett  
9:55 +2 Kaleb Johnson made layup, assist by James Akinjo 17-21
9:23   Phil Booth missed jump shot, blocked by Jagan Mosely  
9:22   Offensive rebound by Villanova  
9:22   Shot clock violation turnover on Villanova  
8:57 +2 Trey Mourning made jump shot, assist by Greg Malinowski 17-23
8:39   Personal foul on Greg Malinowski  
8:37 +2 Phil Booth made jump shot, assist by Saddiq Bey 19-23
8:18   Personal foul on Saddiq Bey  
8:06 +3 Mac McClung made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jagan Mosely 19-26
7:40 +3 Phil Booth made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Paschall 22-26
7:13   Lost ball turnover on Mac McClung, stolen by Collin Gillespie  
6:52   Bad pass turnover on Collin Gillespie, stolen by Jahvon Blair  
6:45 +3 Mac McClung made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jagan Mosely 22-29
6:19   Bad pass turnover on Phil Booth, stolen by Kaleb Johnson  
6:19   Lost ball turnover on Kaleb Johnson  
6:13 +2 Phil Booth made floating jump shot 24-29
6:13   Shooting foul on Jagan Mosely  
6:13 +1 Phil Booth made free throw 25-29
5:53   Jessie Govan missed hook shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Phil Booth  
5:40   Eric Paschall missed running Jump Shot  
5:38   Defensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
5:35 +2 Mac McClung made jump shot 25-31
5:35   Shooting foul on Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree  
5:35 +1 Mac McClung made free throw 25-32
5:22   Shooting foul on Josh LeBlanc  
5:23 +1 Eric Paschall made 1st of 2 free throws 26-32
5:23   Eric Paschall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:23   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
5:12   Mac McClung missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:10   Offensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
4:46   Jumpball received by Georgetown  
4:40   Mac McClung missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:38   Offensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
4:37   Shooting foul on Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree  
4:37 +1 Jessie Govan made 1st of 2 free throws 26-33
4:37 +1 Jessie Govan made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-34
4:18   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:16   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
4:02   Bad pass turnover on Mac McClung, stolen by Collin Gillespie  
3:52   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:50   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
3:45   Offensive foul on James Akinjo  
3:45   Turnover on James Akinjo  
3:23 +2 Phil Booth made driving layup 28-34
3:01   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:59   Defensive rebound by Jermaine Samuels  
2:50   Joe Cremo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Mac McClung  
2:48   Personal foul on Jermaine Samuels  
2:48 +1 Mac McClung made 1st of 2 free throws 28-35
2:48 +1 Mac McClung made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-36
2:35   Saddiq Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:33   Defensive rebound by James Akinjo  
2:19 +3 James Akinjo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mac McClung 28-39
1:56   Collin Gillespie missed running Jump Shot  
1:54   Defensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
1:45   Lost ball turnover on Jessie Govan  
1:16   Joe Cremo missed floating jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
1:07 +3 Jamorko Pickett made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Akinjo 28-42
49.0   Phil Booth missed jump shot  
47.0   Defensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
36.0   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
34.0   Offensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
31.0   Jessie Govan missed dunk, blocked by Eric Paschall  
29.0   Defensive rebound by Phil Booth  
21.0 +2 Saddiq Bey made alley-oop shot, assist by Phil Booth 30-42
7.0   Bad pass turnover on James Akinjo, stolen by Saddiq Bey  
4.0   Shooting foul on Mac McClung  
4.0 +1 Collin Gillespie made 1st of 2 free throws 31-42
4.0 +1 Collin Gillespie made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-42
0.0   Mac McClung missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Offensive rebound by Georgetown  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:40   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:38   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
19:28   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:26   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
19:24   Offensive foul on Josh LeBlanc  
19:24   Turnover on Josh LeBlanc  
19:07   Collin Gillespie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:05   Defensive rebound by Josh LeBlanc  
18:55   Mac McClung missed reverse layup  
18:53   Defensive rebound by Eric Paschall  
18:46 +2 Eric Paschall made driving layup 34-42
18:33   James Akinjo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:31   Defensive rebound by Phil Booth  
18:27   Offensive foul on Phil Booth  
18:27   Turnover on Phil Booth  
18:14   Jamorko Pickett missed floating jump shot  
18:12   Offensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
18:06 +2 Jessie Govan made dunk 34-44
17:49   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:47   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
17:42   Personal foul on Jessie Govan  
17:38   Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree missed layup  
17:36   Defensive rebound by Georgetown  
17:29   Jamorko Pickett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:27   Defensive rebound by Phil Booth  
17:22 +2 Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree made dunk, assist by Phil Booth 36-44
16:53   Lost ball turnover on Mac McClung, stolen by Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree  
16:47 +2 Saddiq Bey made dunk, assist by Eric Paschall 38-44
16:30   James Akinjo missed jump shot  
16:27   Offensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
16:28 +2 Jessie Govan made dunk 38-46
16:29   Shooting foul on Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree  
16:29 +1 Jessie Govan made free throw 38-47
16:12 +2 Collin Gillespie made reverse layup 40-47
15:48 +2 Jessie Govan made layup, assist by James Akinjo 40-49
15:48   Shooting foul on Eric Paschall  
15:48 +1 Jessie Govan made free throw 40-50
15:34 +3 Phil Booth made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jermaine Samuels 43-50
15:10   Shooting foul on Saddiq Bey  
15:10 +1 Jamorko Pickett made 1st of 2 free throws 43-51
15:10   Jamorko Pickett missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:10   Defensive rebound by Jermaine Samuels  
14:48   Saddiq Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:46   Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan  
14:45   Personal foul on Saddiq Bey  
14:31 +2 Mac McClung made floating jump shot, assist by James Akinjo 43-53
14:05   Personal foul on Kaleb Johnson  
13:56   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:54   Defensive rebound by James Akinjo  
13:44 +2 James Akinjo made floating jump shot 43-55
13:19   Bad pass turnover on Collin Gillespie, stolen by James Akinjo  
13:13 +3 Jessie Govan made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Akinjo 43-58
12:56   Personal foul on Kaleb Johnson  
12:47   Saddiq Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:45   Defensive rebound by Mac McClung  
12:32   Mac McClung missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:30   Offensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
12:16   Personal foul on Phil Booth  
12:14   Jessie Govan missed jump shot  
12:12   Defensive rebound by Eric Paschall  
12:03 +3 Eric Paschall made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Saddiq Bey 46-58
11:42 +2 Jagan Mosely made layup, assist by James Akinjo 46-60
11:20 +3 Jahvon Quinerly made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Saddiq Bey 49-60
11:02   James Akinjo missed layup  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Villanova  
10:51   Shooting foul on Trey Mourning  
10:51 +1 Eric Paschall made 1st of 2 free throws 50-60
10:51 +1 Eric Paschall made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-60
10:40 +3 Trey Mourning made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jahvon Blair 51-63
10:20   Phil Booth missed jump shot  
10:18   Defensive rebound by Trey Mourning  
10:09   Trey Mourning missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:07   Defensive rebound by Eric Paschall  
10:00   Joe Cremo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:58   Offensive rebound by Jermaine Samuels  
9:50   Phil Booth missed finger-roll layup  
9:48   Defensive rebound by Trey Mourning  
9:22   Josh LeBlanc missed jump shot  
9:20   Defensive rebound by Jermaine Samuels  
9:13   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:11   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
9:07   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Trey Mourning  
9:05   Personal foul on Jermaine Samuels  
9:05   Trey Mourning missed free throw  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
8:46 +2 Saddiq Bey made turnaround jump shot 53-63
8:20 +3 Greg Malinowski made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jahvon Blair 53-66
8:01   Personal foul on Trey Mourning  
7:53   Personal foul on Josh LeBlanc  
7:53   Eric Paschall missed free throw  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson  
7:36   Kaleb Johnson missed hook shot  
7:34   Offensive rebound by Trey Mourning  
6:58   Greg Malinowski missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:55   Defensive rebound by Villanova  
6:36   Saddiq Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:34   Defensive rebound by Jahvon Blair  
6:23 +3 Jahvon Blair made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Greg Malinowski 53-69
5:57   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:55   Offensive rebound by Saddiq Bey  
5:49   Shooting foul on Greg Malinowski  
5:49   Eric Paschall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:49 +1 Eric Paschall made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-69
5:32 +2 Kaleb Johnson made layup, assist by Jessie Govan 54-71
5:11   Lost ball turnover on Phil Booth, stolen by James Akinjo  
5:05   Shooting foul on Jermaine Samuels  
5:05 +1 Mac McClung made 1st of 2 free throws 54-72
5:05 +1 Mac McClung made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-73
4:54 +2 Phil Booth made jump shot 56-73
4:42   Jumpball received by Georgetown  
4:22   James Akinjo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Jahvon Quinerly  
4:11   Phil Booth missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Mac McClung  
4:00   Personal foul on Collin Gillespie  
4:01 +1 Kaleb Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 56-74
4:01 +1 Kaleb Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-75
3:49   Eric Paschall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Mac McClung  
3:27   Mac McClung missed jump shot, blocked by Saddiq Bey  
3:25   Defensive rebound by Collin Gillespie  
3:21   Shooting foul on Jessie Govan  
3:21