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Hoyas Fall to UNC Greensboro 65-61 (photos)
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Sonya Bernhardt -- The Georgetowner Newspaper Sonya Bernhardt -- The Georgetowner Newspaper
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Georgetown , DC
Monday, December 02, 2019

 
Myron Gardner of the Hoyas goes over Mohammed Abdulsalam of the Spartans. Photo by Jeff Malet.

The Georgetown Hoyas (4-3, Big East) were defeated 65-61 by the visiting UNC Greensboro Spartans (6-2, Southern) on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Captial One Arena in Washington D.C.

The Hoyas offense turned the ball over 19 times and shot only 37 percent. Still they trailed by only a point, 60-59 with just under a minute to go in the game, and might have prevailed were it not for two standout plays by Spartans forward Kynn Galloway. Following a steal at mid-court, Hoyas guard James Akinjo, passed the ball to a driving Omer Yurtseven, the Hoyas’ 7 foot center. But his attempt at a slam was partially blocked by a trailing Galloway. It was a huge play that would have given the Hoyas the lead with just 58 seconds to go. The Hoyas missed another opportunity when, with just 28 seconds left and trailing by 2, Galloway rebounded a missed free throw by teammate Malik Massey. UNCG’s Keyshaun Langley followed with 2 free throws opening up a 4 point lead with just 17 seconds remaing and the Hoyas could not recover.

It was a dissappointing performance for the Hoyas following an excellent showing the prior week in New York’s Madison Square Garden when they defeated Texas and took the nation’s top ranked Duke down to the wire.

The outcome should not have been a total surprise. The Spartans have won at least 20 games for three successive seasons between 2016 and 2019, winning two Southern Conference championships, while reaching the NCAA tournament in 2018.

The Hoyas next play at Oklahoma State on Wednesday and SMU on Saturday before returning to the Capital One Arena at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 to host Syracuse .

View Jeff Malet’s photos of the game between Georgetown and UNC Greensboro by clicking on the photo icons below.

 
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