Jessie Govan

Men's Basketball

Georgetown Set to Play Illinois in Gavitt Tipoff Games

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men's basketball team will play its first road game of the season as it travels to Champaign, Illinois for a tilt against the University of Illinois as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday evening. Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Center. A link to live stats is available at
The game can be seen live on FS1 with Justin Kutcher calling the play-by-play and Steve Bardo serving as the color analyst. The game can be heard locally on The Team 980 radio station with Rich Chvotkin on the call.
The Hoyas (2-0) are coming off an 85-78 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday as four players finished the game in double figures. Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y. / Wings Academy) led all GU scorers with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. James Akinjo (Oakland, Calif. / Salesian College Preparatory) tallied 13 points to go with a team-best seven assists. Jamorko Pickett (Washington, D.C. / Massanutten Military Academy [Va.]) and Trey Mourning (Miami, Fla. / Ransom Everglades) each chipped in 12 points, which was a career high for Mourning. Govan had team highs of eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals in 32 minutes of action.
In the first set of weekly men's basketball awards on Monday, Govan was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll. In a 2-0 week, he led the Hoyas in scoring both games as he averaged 19.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2.6 apg. It is his seventh career nod to the honor roll.
Illinois (1-0) is coming off a victory against the University of Evansville in its season opener last Thursday night. Senior Aaron Jordan had a game-high 19 points and freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu added 18. Junior Andres Feliz had 16 points while Kipper Nichols chipped in 13 points. Freshman center Giorgi Bezhanishvili grabbed 10 rebounds in the contest.
Tuesday's game marks the sixth all-time meeting between Georgetown and Illinois, with the Fighting Illini currently holding the series lead at 4-1. The two teams last played during the 2005-06 season, where the Blue & Gray fell 58-48 on the road despite 21 points from Jeff Green. Overall, Georgetown has an 89-92 record against Big Ten schools.
Following Tuesday's game, the Hoyas will head to Montego Bay, Jamaica for a slate of games as part of the Jamaica Classic starting with a matchup against Loyola Marymount on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.  
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