DePaul’s losing streak hit four games Saturday with a 68-63 loss at Georgetown. The Blue Demons fell behind by 11 points early in the second half, but they battled back to cut the lead to 64-62 with 27 seconds left.
However, 0-of-2 field goal shooting and 1-of-2 free throw shooting in the final seconds kept DePaul (12-16, 6-9 Big East) from completing the comeback.
“I was pleased with our effort tonight,” coach Oliver Purnell said.
DePaul hounded Georgetown (18-8, 10-5) defensively as it made its second-half comeback. However, the Blue Demons were hurt by 16 offensive rebounds by the Hoyas, including 9 in the second half.
“Defensively, in terms of guarding, coming down the stretch we were really, really good, but we didn’t rebound the ball,” Purnell said. “The object is to make people miss, but you’ve got to finish it off with a rebound.”
Senior forward Forrest Robinson led DePaul with 17 points off the bench while senior wing Jamee Crockett was the only Blue Demons starter to reach double figures with 13 points.
Sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored just 8 points on 2-of-13 shooting, but he had 7 assists and only 1 turnover.
Four Hoyas scored in double figures, led by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera with 19 points.
DePaul returns home Tuesday to face Creighton.