National Basketball Association
Xavier 66, Georgetown 63
When: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
# Jeffrey Anderson, # John Gaffney, # Doug Shows
Naji Marshall hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining, giving Xavier a dramatic 66-63 victory over host Georgetown in a Big East Conference game Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Marshall helped the Musketeers (19-10, 8-8 Big East) recover after blowing a six-point lead in the final 2:39.
After Georgetown's Timothy Ighoefe converted a game-tying putback layup with 17 seconds remaining, Xavier opted not to use a timeout.
Marshall then released a step-back 3-pointer from the top of the key as Jagan Mosely raced over to defend the shot. The game ended when Terrell Allen's 3-point try over Jason Carter fell short with one second remaining.
Marshall led Xavier by scoring 15 of his 20 points after halftime on 7 of 17 shooting and also collected 10 rebounds. Tyrique Jones added 16 of his 18 points in the second half to go along with 13 rebounds, and the duo combined to score Xavier's last 23 points.
Marshall and Jones were the lone players to reach double figures for the Musketeers, who shot 41.4 percent from the field, missed nine of 15 layups and committed a season-high 23 turnovers.
Jahvon Blair scored 18 points for Georgetown (15-14, 5-11), which lost its fourth straight game. Jamorko Pickett added 12 points while Mosely contributed 11 as the Hoyas shot 36.8 percent from the field.
Georgetown also played without Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven. McClung missed his third straight game with a foot injury while Yurtseven sat out for the fourth time in five games with an ankle injury.
Xavier led 28-22 at halftime despite committing 12 turnovers and held a 50-41 lead on a dunk by Jones with about 7 1/2 minutes to go.
Georgetown forged a 61-61 deadlock on a 3-pointer by Blair with 70 seconds left, but two free throws by Marshall gave Xavier a two-point lead with 42 seconds left.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Naji Marshall 20
Jahvon Blair 18
Naji Marshall 5
Jagan Mosely 7
Tyrique Jones 13
Timothy Ighoefe 7
Zach Freemantle 2
||Free Throws Made
Jahvon Blair 4
Tyrique Jones 4
Terrell Allen 2
Jason Carter 1
Timothy Ighoefe 1
Team Stats Summary