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Mac McClung, Omer Yurtseven, and Terrell Allen play big in Stillwater
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” I thought my guys showed that they have a lot of character and talent. Mac stepped up and played, to me, one of his best games as a Hoya. Not only him, but also Terrell Allen. We were going against a very well-coached team and were able to come away with a huge win on the road. Especially after they went up five points in the second half, we showed a lot of character to come back from that.” – Head Coach Patrick Ewing …
Mac McClung led all players with 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting, including a 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc. Omer Yurtseven finished with 19 points and just missed out on a double-double with a game-high nine rebounds. Terrell Allen scored a season-high 15 points and paced the offense with five assists. Georgetown shot 45.3 (29-64) percent from the floor and hit a season-best nine 3-pointers, while outrebounding the Cowboys 43-29.
— WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) December 5, 2019
McClung led the Hoyas back, hitting a pair of three-pointers that put them up 58-55 with 9:45 remaining. Georgetown didn’t trail the rest of the way. The Hoyas outrebounded the Cowboys 43-29. “In the second half, we did a much better job of boxing out and securing rebounds,” Ewing said.
Georgetown allowed OSU senior guard Lindy Waters III to score 29 points, but it held the Cowboys to only two bench points. Ewing said he thought the Hoyas collectively performed well on defense, though the absence of starting point guard Isaac Likekele (illness) hurt the Cowboys.
Of course Georgetown with its best win of the year, a road win over previously undefeated Oklahoma State, the game after two of its best players leave the program. Of course. Helluva win for Ewing and Co.
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) December 5, 2019
Georgetown committed six turnovers in the first half, but the Cowboys forced five Georgetown turnovers in the first eight minutes of the second half on their way to taking a 53-48 lead. OSU’s offense looked more comfortable in the second half and Harris scored eight of his 10 points during that eight-minute stretch…
The Cowboys still couldn’t stop McClung, who scored 11 points during Georgetown’s 13-2 run that gave the Hoyas a 61-55 lead with 8:27 left. The Cowboys stayed within striking distance but never could regain the lead.
— OSU Sports Extra (@OSUSportsExtra) December 5, 2019
Without Likekele, McClung had himself a night. He knocked down big shot after big shot during the second half. After OSU grabbed a 55-52 lead, McClung drained three-straight 3s in less than two minutes. His own 9-0 run gave the Hoyas a lead they never relinquished.
Omer Yurtseven was also big for Georgetown. The senior center shot 8 of 20 from the field en route to scoring 19 points. Terrell Owens added 15 points for the Hoyas. As a team, Georgetown was 14 of 14 from the free throw line, making any chance of a late comeback by OSU nearly impossible.
Everything is A-OK. Following a tumultuous week for the program, Georgetown beat a strong Oklahoma State team on the road, led by Mac McClung’s 33 points. Our full postgame recap here:https://t.co/CDkM7j4zp4
— Thompson’s Towel (@ThompsonsTowel) December 5, 2019
An 8-0 run saw the Cowboys take a five-point lead at 53-48, but the Hoyas answered with their own run that put them up 64-58 at the under eight timeout. The Hoyas were able to hold the Cowboys at arms’ length the rest of the way and the Cowboys fell to their hot shooting 74-81.
It was a tough night for the Pokes where everything was falling for Georgetown and arguably the Pokes’ two best players, Anei and Likekele, sitting on the bench or in bed sick. The lack of interior presence of Anei on both ends made a massive difference. In limited minutes, Anei only managed four points, two blocks, a steal and no rebounds. Speaking of rebounds, the Pokes were out-rebounded to the tune of 43-29. The driving ability, tough defense, and control of the offense of Likekele were sorely missed.
Georgetown Shatters Oklahoma State’s Undefeated Record, 81-74 https://t.co/jrvs31tIBV
— Big East Coast Bias (@becb_sbn) December 5, 2019
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