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Recap: Butler at Georgetown

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The Butler Bulldogs came to Washington D.C., and left victorious, knocking off Georgetown 90-66.

Pierre Brooks led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points, 18 of which came in the first half. Brooks shot 8 for 15 from the field and 4 for 6 from three. He also led Butler with 11 rebounds, marking a career-high for him and his first double-double of his collegiate career.

DJ Davis and Jahmyl Telfort added 17 points each, both on 10 field goal attempts. Telfort in particular has struggled in Big East play, but this game easily marked his best performance in conference play this season. All five Bulldog starters finished in double figures.

The game was largely even through the first ten minutes, with the Hoyas holding a 23-20 lead with 9:31 remaining in the first half. Brooks then went on an absolute tear, hitting three three-point field goals. This sparked his personal 13-0 run, putting the Bulldogs up 10.

The second half was more of the same, with the Hoyas staying within striking distance for the first ten minutes of the half. At the 10:03 mark, the Bulldogs started a 13-0 run which put this game away for good.

Freshman Finley Bizjack finished at the rim with an and-one, which started the run. Bizjack finished with eight points, tying his highest scoring effort in conference play.

The leading scorer in the Big East, Jayden Epps (18.8 PPG), led the Hoyas with 16 points. Georgetown big man Supreme Cook finished with a double-double, 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bulldogs officially hold the season sweep over the Hoyas, after winning the first matchup 74-64 in Hinkle Fieldhouse on December 19, 2023.

These last two games for the Bulldogs marked a much-needed return to form, two games in the win column against the two teams who sit at the bottom of the Big East standings.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against a new foe, as the Villanova Wildcats come to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. 

The Hoyas travel to the Amica Mutual Pavilion to take on the Providence Friars, on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.