Jessie Govan

Men's Basketball

Georgetown Continues Homestand Against Richmond

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men's basketball team welcomes the University of Richmond Spiders on Wednesday evening. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena. A link to live stats is available at GUHoyas.com.
 
The game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network with Tom McCarthy providing the play-by-play and Steve Lappas handling the analysis. The contest can also be heard locally on WOL 1450 AM with Rich Chvotkin in his 45th season on the call.
 
This past weekend the Hoyas, led by the efforts of Trey Mourning (Miami, Fla. / Ransom Everglades), defeated Campbell University 93-85 to improve their record to 5-1 on the season. Mourning's career-high 27 led four Hoyas in double figures as freshman James Akinjo (Oakland, Calif. / Salesian College Preparatory) added 17, senior Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y. / Wings Academy) chipped in 13 and freshman Josh LeBlanc (Baton Rouge, La. / Madison Prep Academy) tallied 11. Mourning grabbed a team-best and career-high 12 off the glass as the Blue & Gray outrebounded the Camels, 41-32. Akinjo paced the offense with four assists as the team totaled 22 helpers. GU hit 49.3 percent from the field on 33-of-67 shooting.
 
To add to an already impressive week, Mourning was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Monday after registering his first career double-double on a pair of career-best efforts.
 
Through six games, the Blue & Gray has established a defense that ranks second in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage defense allowing opponents to shoot just 41.6 percent from the field. The Hoyas also lead the conference in blocked shots with 31, averaging 5.2 per contest. On the offensive side, Georgetown leads the BIG EAST in assists primarily driven by the performance of Akinjo, who is averaging 5.3 apg.
 
Richmond (2-4) is coming off a loss against Hampton University last Sunday night. Sophomore forward Nathan Cayo led the Spiders with 23 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Grant Golden pitched in 22 points along with five boards in the contest. Golden leads the Spiders as he averages 20.0 ppg while Jacob Gilyard chips in 16.6 ppg.
 
Wednesday night's game marks the 10th all-time meeting between Georgetown and Richmond. The Hoyas control the series with a 7-2 record. The two teams faced off last season in Virginia, where the Blue & Gray came away with an 82-76 victory. Sophomore Jamorko Pickett (Washington, D.C./Massanutten Military Academy [Va.]) contributed 12 points and senior Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School) provided 11. Govan also chipped in 14 points. Overall, Georgetown has a 130-124 record against Atlantic 10 schools.


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For tickets, please visit WeAreGeorgetown.com or contact the Georgetown Athletic Ticket Office at 202.687.HOYA (4692) or hoyatickets@georgetown.edu.
 
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Please note that several road closures for the National Christmas Tree Lighting have been announced throughout the area near Capital One Arena and fans should plan accordingly. A full list of closures can be found here.
 
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