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Off the basketball pages, the men's soccer team ended its run in the NCAA tournament with a overtime loss to SMU in the second round. The Hoyas finished with a record of 14-4-2.

In other sports, 12th year head volleyball coach Arlissa Williams has resigned following an 8-22 season. The press release noted Williams was 122-231 (.345) at Georgetown. The Hoyas have not posted a winning season since the fall of 2011 and a national coaching search will ensue.

 

When Georgetown turned down this week's PK 80 tournament, it was a tacit admission that the Hoyas wanted a much softer schedule to open the 2017-18 schedule. After three wins by an average of 25 points, the next four games are more of the same.

The Hoyas' game Saturday with Richmond will mark a four game stretch where the opponents are a combined 0-15 through the first two weeks of the college basketball season.

Opponent Result Current Record
Jacksonville Hoyas by 16 0-3
Mt. St. Mary's Hoyas by 34 1-3
Maryland-E. Shore Hoyas by 27 1-2
Richmond 0-2
Maine 0-4
Coppin State 0-5
Howard 0-4
North Carolina A&T 3-1
Syracuse 3-0
North Texas 2-1
Alabama A&M 0-3
10-28
 
A preview of Richmond follows Friday. The Spiders (0-2) lost to Jacksonville State 94-61 over the weekend and face UAB on Monday night.

 
 
 

Junior forward Kaleb Johnson scored a career high 24 points, 19 in the first half, as Georgetown easily overwhelmed Maryland-Eastern Shore, 83-57, before a matinee crowd of 6,381 at Capital One Arena Saturday.

The Hawks, whose only win this season was against a Division III team, fell behind 10-0 and 22-2, and never challenged. Johnson scored 19 of the Hoyas' first 38 points. Over and above Johnson's superlative play, the Hoyas also got strong efforts from Jessie Govan (nine points, 10 first half rebounds), Jonathan Mulmore (seven points) and Marcus Derrickson (five points, four rebounds) in GU's 40-19 lead at the break.

The lead was stable throughout the second half of a game already decided. The Hawks closed to 17 midway in the half until the Hoyas answered with a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 27 entering the final four minutes. A lineup of Johnson, Govan, Derrickson, Jahvon Blair, Jagan Mosely saw the majority of time in the second half, taking all but two of the team's shots after the break and accounting for 40 of the Hoyas' 43 points after halftime.

Georgetown shot 51 percent for the game to 36 percent for UMES. Five Hoyas were in double figures, with Jessie Govan, Marcus Derrickson, Jahvon Blair, and Jonathan Mulmore joining Johnson for the afternoon.

The Hoyas get Thanksgiving week off and return to action Saturday at Richmond, its only road game prior to Big East action. The Georgetown half of the box score:


            MIN   2FG   3FG   FT  REB  A  PF  PTS
Starters:
Mulmore      24   1-2   2-2   2-2   4   5  0   10
Johnson      34   5-8   4-5   2-2   6   4  2   24
Pickett      16   0-3   0-2   0-0   2   2  0    0
Derrickson   31   4-7   1-3   3-3  10   1  3   14
Govan        33  10-14  0-1   3-7  14   2  2   23
Reserves:
Blair        24   1-4   2-6   4-4   4   4  2   12
Mosely       21   0-0   0-0   0-0   1   4  2    0
Walker       12   0-1   0-0   0-0   5   2  4    0
Hines         1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0  0    0
Sodom         3   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0  2    0
Muresan       1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0  0    0
Team Rebounds                       2
DNP: Dickerson, Mourning
TOTALS      200  21-39  9-19 14-18 48  24 17   83