Govan has 25 points, 12 boards as Georgetown beats DePaul
CHICAGO (AP) Jessie Govan scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and Marcus Derrickson added 24 points as Georgetown fought off DePaul 90-81 to get its first Big East win of the season on Tuesday night.
Govan had nine of his 17 second-half points in the final 4:45, including four free throws in the final seconds to seal the win. He made 8-of-12 field-goal attempts and was 9 of 12 from the line.
Derrickson was 6 of 15 from the field, but made all 10 of his free-throw attempts. Jahvon Blair added 15 points for Georgetown (11-3, 1-2), which started the season 10-1. The Hoyas opened conference play with losses to Butler and Marquette.
The Blue Demons made four more field goals than Georgetown, but the Hoyas outscored DePaul 31-14 from the free-throw line.
The Hoyas were up 54-44 when Max Strus, who finished with 19 points, scored seven straight DePaul points to start a 16-7 run, capped by Marin Maric's dunk, as the Blue Demons closed to 61-60 with 9:44 left. The Hoyas answered by scoring 11 points in a row to pull ahead 72-60.
Maric and Tre'Darius McCallum had 18 points apiece for DePaul (7-8, 0-3).
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