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Xavier 92, Georgetown 85

(AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

By JEFF WALLNER
Associated Press

CINCINNATI - Zach Freemantle tied a career-high with 30 points and Colby Jones had 20 as No. 8 Xavier handed Georgetown its 29th straight Big East loss, 95-82.

Adam Kunkel scored 14 points to help the Musketeers (16-4, 8-1 Big East) bounce back from a 73-72 loss at DePaul on Wednesday, which snapped an 11-game winning streak.

Primo Spears scored a career-high 37 points and Akok Akok had 14 for the Hoyas (5-15, 0-9 Big East), who have lost 10 straight games. Spears' previous high was 34 against LaSalle on March 5, 2022.

Georgetown went on an 11-0 run in the first half to tie the score 24-24, but the Musketeers responded with a 9-0 run to regain control.

Spears scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Hoyas close. Xavier led 45-39 at halftime.

Freemantle's 3-pointer gave the Musketeers their largest lead of the game, 76-64, with 9:11 left.

Freemantle also scored 30 points vs. UConn on Feb. 13, 2021.

Xavier, which averages 83.5 points, scored 90 or more points for the sixth time this season.

BIG PICTURE:

Georgetown: The Hoyas' program continues to struggle under legendary former player Patrick Ewing, who is 73-99 since becoming head coach in 2017. Ewing's contract runs through this season. Georgetown's last regular-season Big East win came on March 2, 2021, at home against Xavier.

Xavier: The Musketeers lead the nation in assists per game at 20.6, but had only 13 in the loss at DePaul, its second-lowest total of the season behind nine in a loss to Duke on Nov. 25. On Saturday, they dished out a season-high 31 assists.

January 21, 2023


Georgetown
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Akok F 36 6-9 2-2 0-2 2-10 1 3 2 0 3 14
Q. Wahab C 26 4-4 2-2 0-0 0-3 2 3 1 1 3 10
P. Spears G 37 15-31 4-6 3-11 0-3 11 0 1 6 0 37
J. Riley G 34 3-7 1-2 2-3 3-5 2 1 0 3 0 9
B. Mozone G 27 1-5 1-2 1-4 1-2 0 0 1 3 4 4
W. Bristol Jr.   24 1-2 2-3 1-1 1-1 1 0 0 0 4 5
B. Ezewiro   13 1-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 1 1 0 0 3
D. Anglin   4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Wilson   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   202 31-62
(.500)
13-18
(.722)
7-22
(.318)
9-31 19 8 6 13 15 82


Xavier
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
Z. Freemantle F 33 12-19 4-6 2-3 4-11 7 0 0 2 2 30
J. Nunge F 28 3-13 1-2 0-2 3-9 3 1 2 0 1 7
S. Boum G 37 4-7 1-1 1-2 0-1 7 1 1 1 1 10
A. Kunkel G 32 6-9 0-0 2-2 1-4 7 1 1 1 3 14
C. Jones G 28 8-11 1-4 3-5 0-2 3 0 1 2 4 20
D. Claude   21 1-4 2-3 0-0 0-3 1 0 2 1 4 4
J. Hunter   19 4-7 0-1 0-0 3-5 3 0 0 1 0 8
K. Tandy   2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Totals   200 39-71
(.549)
9-17
(.529)
8-14
(.571)
13-38 31 3 7 9 17 95
Officials: Mike Roberts, Lamar Simpson, Tim Clougherty




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