Feb. 18, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team (13-15, 2-12 BIG EAST) was defeated by the Georgetown Hoyas (20-5, 10-4 BIG EAST) by the score of 63-53 on Saturday, February 18 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The game marks the second time the two teams have met this season. On January 29, the Friars fell to the Hoyas, 49-40, in Washington, D.C.
Junior guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the team in scoring with 13 points and four assists. Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) added nine points and four rebounds.
In the second half, the Friars went on a 12-6 run to come within four points of the Hoyas, 36-32, but Georgetown responded with back-to-back three-pointers and maintained their lead for the remainder of the game.
Georgetown started the game with a 12-4 run to lead by eight points with 12:35 on the clock and would not look back. They finished the game on a 10-4 run to gain their largest lead of the half, 31-20, entering the locker room.
Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark each scored 13 points for the Hoyas. Thompson registered a double-double as he had 10 rebounds.
Providence was held to 25.9 percent shooting in the game. It is the lowest shooting percentage for the Friars this season since the last time they played Georgetown on January 29 when they shot 25.5 percent from the field.
The Friars are back in action on Saturday, February 25, when they travel to Chicago, Ill. to take on DePaul. The game will air live on ESPN3 with the opening tip set for 2:00 p.m.