Men's Basketball

Georgetown Hosts Providence at Verizon Center on Monday Night

Jan. 15, 2017

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team closes out a four-game home stand on Monday, Jan. 16, hosting BIG EAST Conference rival Providence at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m.

The game will be shown live on FS1, with Justin Kutcher calling the play-by-play and Tarik Turner serving as the color analyst. Fans locally can tune in to 106.7 FM The Fan for the radio call of Rich Chvotkin.

The Hoyas have won their last two games, including a thrilling 72-69 victory over former league rival UConn on Saturday in their downtown home. GU enters the game with a 10-8 overall record and a 1-4 conference mark.

In the win over UConn, junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists to lead the Hoyas, while graduate student guard Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) added 14 points and four rebounds and sophomore center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central/Louisville) played big minutes off the bench, adding four points and six rebounds, while freshman guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) chipped in seven points and two rebounds and sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) netted eight points, six rebounds and a career-high six assists.

The game with Providence on Monday will be the second in a two-week span with the Friars, who won the first game, 76-70, in Rhode Island. It will be the 70th all-time meeting between the schools, with the Hoyas leading the head-to-head series, 44-25. Providence has won five-straight games in the series, and six of the last seven meetings. Georgetown is 21-8 all-time at home against the Friars.

Pryor leads the team, and is fourth in the BIG EAST, with 18.0 points per game. Pryor is tied for second on the team with 5.1 rebounds and has hit a team-best 48 3-point field goals.

Peak is second on the team in scoring (16.2 ppg), fifth in rebounding (4.3 rpg) and leads the team in assists (3.2 apg). Peak ranks among the BIG EAST leaders in scoring (11th, 16.2), assists (11th, 3.2), free throw percentage (9th, 84.3%), assist/turnover ratio (11th, 1.2), and minutes played (5th, 33.4 mpg).

Derrickson, who missed four games earlier in the season, is fourth on the team with 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The sophomore has played well since returning 11 games ago, averaging 10.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. He has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games, notching 13.9 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 55.0 percent from the floor and 45.9 percent from 3-point land.

Govan is third on the team in scoring with 9.6 points and leads the team with 5.3 rebounds, while senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood), who has scored in double figures three times this year, is sixth on the team with 5.4 points and is tied for second on the team with 5.1 rebounds per game.

Mosely, a starter in all 17 games this season, has scored in double figures in two of the last three games, including a career-high 20 points in an overtime loss to then-No. 18 Butler. He is averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the last three games. Overall this season, he is scoring 5.4 points per game and is second on the team with 2.6 assists.

Providence enters Monday's game with a 12-7 record and a 2-4 mark in the BIG EAST. The Friars are coming off a 65-61 win over Seton Hall on Saturday following losses to Creighton (78-64) and DePaul (64-63) on the road. Junior forward Rodney Bullock leads the team in scoring with 17.5 points per game and in rebounding, grabbing 6.3 boards per game. Junior forward Emmitt Holt is second on the team with 13.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Junior guard Kyron Cartwright is fourth on the team in scoring with 9.8 points and leads the team with 6.9 assists per game. The Friars are scoring 68.9 points per game, while shooting 43.9 percent from the floor and 35.8 percent from 3-point land.

For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com/Georgetown or call 202.687.HOYA (4692).

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