Nov. 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Georgetown University men's basketball team is back in action on Tuesday night, Dec. 1, hosting the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.
The game will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, with Justin Kutcher calling the play-by-play, and former Georgetown basketball great Ron Thompson serving as the color analyst. Fans locally can tune in to the radio call of Rich Chvotkin on CBS Sports Radio 1580 AM.
The Hoyas beat Bryant University, 77-47, on Saturday in their return home after playing the previous three games either on the road or at neutral sites. It was the second win in the last three games for the Hoyas, who improve to 2-3 overall.
Sophomore guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney) scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Georgetown used a big second half to pull away from Bryant. Peak scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the first half, while shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and hitting 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Sophomore forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) added 13 points, tied a career high with five assists and had four rebounds, while freshman forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) had his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) added 10 points and five rebounds.
Copeland is one of four Georgetown players scoring in double figures, leading the team with 14.6 points per game. He is also tied for the team lead in rebounding with 5.4 rebounds per game and is second on the team in field goal percentage, connecting on 54.0 percent of his shots (27-of-50), including 45.5 percent from 3-point land (10-of-22).
Smith-Rivera is second on the team in scoring with 12.8 points, leads the team with 4.2 assists per game and is grabbing 3.4 rebounds per game.
Peak is third on the team with 122 points per game and is tied for third on the team in rebounding with 3.6 boards per game and Hayes is averaging 10.2 points and tied for the team lead with 5.4 rebounds per game.
The Hoyas have received healthy contributions from their bench as well, with that group averaging 20.4 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Junior forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic), who scored 14 points in a win over Wisconsin, is averaging 7.4 points and 2.0 rebounds.
Georgetown's freshman class -- forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]), center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) and forward Kaleb Johnson (South Hills, Va./Carlisle School) -- have combined to average 16.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
The meeting with UMES is the seventh all-time between the schools, with Georgetown leading the head-to-head series, 6-0. The last meeting between the teams was a 75-51 Georgetown win during the 2000-01 season.
UMES enters the game with a 1-4 overall record following a 70-57 win over St. Francis (Pa.) this past weekend. The Hawks had lost to Kansas State, Missouri, Wofford and Fairfield before winning their last game. Senior guard Devin Martin leads the team with 14.4 points per game, while senior forward Dominique Elliott is averaging 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds and junior forward Bakari Copeland is averaging 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds.