Jan. 30, 2017
Chicago. Ill. - The Georgetown University men's basketball team plays the second game of a two-game road swing on Tuesday night, Jan. 31, visiting DePaul. Tipoff at Allstate Arena is slated for 9 p.m. (ET).
The game will be shown live on FS1, with Tim Brando calling the play-by-play and Steve Lavin 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 are coming off an 85-81 win at then-No. 11 Butler this past Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It was the second-straight win over a nationally-ranked team for the Blue & Gray, who beat then-No. 16 Creighton, 71-51, last Wednesday. GU enters Tuesday's game with a 12-10 overall record and a 3-6 mark in the BIG EAST Conference.
The game on Tuesday will be the 36th all-time meeting between Georgetown and DePaul, with the Hoyas leading the head-to-head series, 28-7. The Blue & Gray won three games against the Blue Demons last year, two in the regular season and a win in the BIG EAST Tournament. GU has won five-straight games in the series and 19 of the last 20. The Hoyas have a 12-3 record on the road against DePaul.
Junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. Peak led the Hoyas in their wins last week, averaging 21.0 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from 3-point land. He scored 20 points and had five assists in the win over Creighton and followed that up with a game-high 22 points, six assists and three boards in the win at Butler. Peak's 20 points in the Creighton win moved him past the 1,000-point mark for his career and he became the 46th player in Georgetown history to eclipse that mark.
Peak is second on the team in scoring (16.3 ppg), leads the team in assists (3.4 apg) and is fifth on the team in rebounding (4.0 rpg). Peak ranks among the BIG EAST leaders in scoring (11th, 16.3), assists (9th, 3.4), free throw percentage (6th, 82.4%), assist/turnover ratio (9th, 1.3), and minutes played (4th, 33.5 mpg).
Graduate student Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) leads the team, and is third in the BIG EAST, with 18.0 points per game. He is third on the team with 4.8 rebounds, fifth with 1.4 assists per game and has hit a team-best 55 3-point field goals. He is third in the league in 3-point field goals made, averaging 2.5 per game.
Sophomore center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy), who has scored in double figures 11 times this season, is fourth on the team in scoring with 9.7 points and leads the team with 5.1 rebounds. He tied a season high with 20 points in the win over Butler on Saturday. Senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) is fifth on the team with 4.7 points and is second with 4.9 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]), who missed four games earlier in the season, is fourth on the team with 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Derrickson, who has scored in double figures six times in the last 11 games, is averaging 11.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in that span, while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor and 45.3 percent from 3-point land.
Junior guard Jonathan Mulmore (New Orleans, La./Redemption Christian/Allegany CC [Md.]), who has started the last two games, is averaging 4.0 points and 1.8 assists overall. In the last three games, he is averaging 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
The Hoyas have had strong contributions from the bench in last three games, averaging 26.7 points, 15.3 rebounds and 9.7 assists.
DePaul enters Tuesday night's game with an 8-13 overall record, including a 1-7 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Blue Demons have lost their last four games, first road contests at Marquette and St. John's, at home to Butler and then at Creighton this past Saturday. Sophomore guard Eli Cain leads the team in scoring with 16.7 points per game and has hit a team-high 41 3-point field goals, while senior guard Billy Garrett is second on the team with 15.1 points and leads the team with 3.2 assists. Junior forward Tre'Darius McCallum is third on the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game and leads the team with 7.2 rebounds, which ranks second in the BIG EAST. The Blue Demons rank 10th in the BIG EAST in scoring offense (69.9 ppg) and eighth in the league in scoring defense (72.6 ppg).