National Basketball Association
DePaul 101, Georgetown 69
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois
# Ron Groover, # Brian Dorsey, # Bill Covington Jr.
Max Strus scored 30 points and Paul Reed had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead host DePaul to 101-69 rout of visiting Georgetown on Wednesday night in Chicago.
Eli Cain added 24 points for DePaul (15-13, 7-10 Big East), Femi Olujobi chipped in 13 and Devin Gage dished 10 assists. Strus added nine rebounds while shooting 8 of 15 from 3-point range, marking the 11th time this season he has made at least five treys in a game.
Still battling to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble, Georgetown (18-12, 8-9 Big East) stumbled out of the gate as the Blue Demons took control. A Jagan Mosely 3-pointer brought Georgetown to within 7-5 at the 18:51 mark of the first half before DePaul responded with a 12-0 run over the next 3:49.
Georgetown came within 14 points with 11:28 to play in the game, but DePaul again had the answer, scoring 26 of the next 28 points. Mac McClung and James Akinjo scored 13 apiece for the Hoyas, who trailed by as many as 38 down the stretch.
DePaul used torrid first-half shooting to take a 54-31 lead into the break, and led by as many as 27 points along the way. The Blue Demons shot 17 of 35 (48.6 percent) from the field.
Strus drilled five treys in the first 20 minutes en route to 17 first-half points. The junior guard picked up where he left off from Sunday's home victory against St. John's, when he scored a career-high 43 points to become the first Blue Demon to eclipse 40 points since 2006.
The Blue Demons went 12-6 at Wintrust Arena this season to secure their first winning home record since 2014-15. Georgetown leads the all-time series between the schools, 31-10.
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Top Game Performances
James Akinjo 13
Max Strus 30
James Akinjo 7
Devin Gage 10
Josh LeBlanc 8
Paul Reed 10
Mac McClung 6
||Free Throws Made
Femi Olujobi 6
Jamorko Pickett 2
Eli Cain 3
Josh LeBlanc 4
Paul Reed 4
Team Stats Summary