Nov. 22, 2016
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LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Wisconsin used an early second half run to break open a close game and Georgetown could not recover, en route to a 73-57 loss to the 16th-ranked Badgers in one of two semifinals at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, held at the Lahaina Civic Center Tuesday afternoon.
Junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored 18 points, had three rebounds and two assists to lead the Hoyas, while graduate student Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) added 14 points and three rebounds.
The Hoyas shot 43.1 percent from the floor (28-of-65), hit 22.7 percent of their 3-pointers (5-of-22) and were 12-of-16 from the free throw line (75.0 percent), but were outrebounded by the Badgers, 50-21. GU had seven assists and committed only 10 turnovers.
Wisconsin led 32-29 at the break, but six-straight points, all from Ethan Happ, pushed the lead to 38-29 and forced Georgetown to call a timeout. A jumper from Peak made it 38-31, but the Badgers pushed their lead up to 12 points, 48-36, on a Khalil Iverson dunk with 12:26 to play in the game.
Georgetown used a 9-5 run and pulled to within eight points, 53-45, on a Peak 3-pointer, but the Blue & Gray would get no closer. Free throws from Peak made it 57-49 with 8:36 left, but a 10-0 run from Wisconsin, capped by a 3-pointer from Vito Brown, pushed the lead to 67-50 with 4:07 left in the game.
The first half was closely contested, with the Badgers going into the break with a 32-29 lead after a running layup from Zak Showalter with three seconds left.
The Hoyas led only once -- on a 3-pointer from Peak at the 18:53 mark -- and Wisconsin took its biggest lead of the opening 20 minutes, 21-14, on a layup from D'Mitrik Trice. Georgetown came right back, with a jumper from Peak, a layup from senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) and free throws from junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central), cutting the lead to 21-10.
A layup from freshman guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) made it 30-29 before the Hoyas went into the half down three.
Georgetown will play the loser of the North Carolina-Oklahoma State game on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Lahaina Civic Center. The game will be shown live on ESPN2, with Dan Shulman calling the play-by-play and Jay Bilas serving as the color analyst. Fans locally can tune to 106.7 FM The Fan for the radio call of Rich Chvotkin