WASHINGTON (AP)-- Brandon Bowman scored 25 points and Georgetown
held Seton Hall to 31 percent shooting from floor, beating the
Pirates 61-51 Wednesday night.
The Hoyas (14-6, 6-3 Big East) didn't have much working on
offense early, but were scoring at a torrid pace compared to the
Pirates (10-8, 2-5).
Seton Hall missed all eight of its shots to start the game, with
only three of them actually hitting the rim or the backboard. It
took nearly six minutes for the Pirates to hit a field goal,
putting them well on their way to a season-low 15 first-half points
and 23 percent shooting before halftime.
Bowman finished 5-for-8 from the floor and an outstanding
14-for-15 from the foul line.
J.R. Morris had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Pirates, who
trailed by 15 with just more than five minutes to play. However, a
9-0 run brought the Pirates within six when Morris hit a jumper
with 3:24 to play.
Seton Hall had two chances to get closer, but Morris missed a
rushed 3-pointer and Kelly Whitney missed a tough shot in the lane
with two minutes to play that resulted in a foul on Seton Hall.
Bowman hit the two free throws to push the lead back to eight
and Seton Hall never seriously threatened again.
Georgetown, which led by 12 at halftime, hit seven 3-pointers in
the game and shot 47 percent in the second half.