Dec. 11, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will be back on the hardwood on Saturday, Dec. 12, hosting UNC Wilmington at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.
The game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network, with Ben Holden calling the play-by-play, and Alaa Abdelnaaby serving as the color analyst. Fans locally can tune in to hear the radio call of Rich Chvotkin on 106.7 FM The Fan.
The game against UNC Wilmington serves as the annual BB&T Classic, with proceeds from the game going to benefit the Children's Charity Foundation.
The Hoyas, who beat Brown 74-57 on Monday night, have won four-straight games, and five of the last six overall, to improve to 5-3 this season.
Senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after helping lead the Hoyas to a pair of wins, first against the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (68-49) and then against No. 14 Syracuse (79-72). Hayes averaged 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds, while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor (11-of-19) and 71.4 percent from the free throw line (10-of-14) during the wins. He had 11 points and nine rebounds in the win over UMES and then followed that up with a 21-point, nine-rebound effort as Georgetown beat Syracuse, 79-72.
Senior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill) is one of four players scoring in double figures for the Hoyas, leading the team with 14.6 points per game. He also tops the team with 4.0 assists per game and is grabbing 3.0 rebounds per game.
He is joined in double figures by sophomore forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.]), who is scoring 12.0 points per game and is third on the team with 4.9 rebounds per game. Copeland, who is also averaging 2.5 assists per game, is shooting 51.5 percent from the floor (35-of-68), including 45.5 percent from three-point land (15-of-33).
Hayes, who recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Brown, is third on the team in scoring with 11.9 points per game and leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game. Hayes has connected on 58.5 percent of his shots from the floor (38-of-65). Sophomore guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) is fourth on the team in scoring with 10.3 points per game, and is grabbing 3.0 rebounds per game.
The Hoyas have received healthy contributions from their bench as well, with that group averaging 19.6 points, 13.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Junior forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic) is averaging 6.9 points and 2.5 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) -- has combined to average 15.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
The meeting with UNC Wilmington will be the first between the schools. Georgetown has an all-time record of 26-6 against teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.