DePaul drops Big East opener to Georgetown

Despite a solid defensive effort Wednesday, DePaul fell 70-58 to Georgetown at Allstate Arena.

DePaul (6-7, 0-1 Big East) held Georgetown to 38.2 percent shooting but failed to capitalize on its defensive stops. The Blue Demons shot 13-of-24 (54.2 percent) at the foul line and turned the ball over 14 times. They also allowed the Hoyas (8-5, 1-0) to convert 11 offensive rebounds into 12 additional points.

Three Georgetown players scored in double figures, led by senior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and sophomore forward Isaac Copeland with 15 points each. Smith-Rivera also had five assists and three steals.

Outside of 21 points from junior guard Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul struggled to find offense. Garrett was far from perfect with four missed free throws and five turnovers. But without his 7-of-13 field-goal shooting, DePaul shot 34.1 percent from the floor.

DePaul travels to Seton Hall for a Saturday morning matchup. The Blue Demons have won three straight games against the Pirates.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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