Feb. 5, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will wrap up a two-game road swing on Saturday, Feb. 6, visiting long-time BIG EAST Conference rival Seton Hall at the Prudential Center. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m.
The game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network, with Andrew Catalon calling the play-by-play, and Steve Lappas serving as the color analyst. The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard locally on 106.7 FM WJFK The Fan.
The Hoyas are coming off an 87-76 loss at Butler on Tuesday night in Indianapolis. Georgetown trailed by 16 points late in the game before embarking on a 21-11 over 3:34 and pulled to within six points, 80-74, with just over a minute left, but could not get any closer.
Sophomore guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored a season-high 22 points to lead Georgetown, while senior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill) added 21 points and seven assists and senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) added 12 points and five rebounds. Sophomore forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.C.]) chipped in 11 points and three rebounds.
Georgetown enters Saturday's game at Seton Hall with a 13-10 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the BIG EAST Conference, tied for third place.
Earlier this week, Smith-Rivera earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the fifth-straight week after averaging 18.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a win over Creighton and a loss to Providence. One of the team's co-captains, he leads Georgetown in scoring with 16.6 points per game and in assists with 4.5 per game. DSR has hit a team-best 57 3-point field goals. He ranks third in the BIG EAST in scoring, fifth in assists and third in 3-pointers made. In 10 BIG EAST Conference games, he is second in the league with 19.0 points per game and second with 5.4 assists.
Smith-Rivera ranks seventh all-time in scoring at Georgetown with 1,768 points and he needs 14 points to pass David Wingate ('86) for sixth place on the all-time list. He has scored more points than any player under John Thompson III at Georgetown.
Peak has scored in double figures in each of the last five games, averaging 15.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in that span while shooting 57.4 percent from the floor (27-of-47) and 46.2 percent from 3-point land (6-of-13). Overall this season, he is second on the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game and is shooting 47.9 percent from the floor. Since moving to the bench at the start of conference play, Peak is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Hayes is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg) and field goal percentage, connecting on 55.2 percent of his shots (85-of-154). In the last two games, he is averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
The game with Seton Hall on Saturday will be the 100th meeting all-time between the schools, with Georgetown holding a 56-43 advantage in the series. The Hoyas won both games last year and have won five of the last eight meetings between the teams.