Game recap: Colin Gillespie leads Villanova to victory against Georgetown

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Philadelphia: As the entire nation gets ready for Super Bowl, we had a big game at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia as the Villanova Wildcats took on the Georgetown Hoyas. Villanova comes into the game at 17-4, 8-0 in Big East and off a win over DePaul on January 30 for their 8th straight win in conference play. Georgetown enters battle against the Wildcats at 14-7, 4-4 in Big East and off a win over Xavier on January 31.

Villanova wins the tip to start the game and Georgetown would score first with 2 at the line, Villanova got on the board on a dunk from Eric Paschall. Paschall would score 7 of the 10 points for the Wildcats to start the game.  Georgetown would keep it close but the Wildcats would have an answer. One of the plays in the game was a made by Phil Booth, as he would keep the ball from going out of bounds and then scores and gets fouled

The Wildcats would have a lead of 7 points and the Hoyas would come back and retake the lead with 3 pointer to end the half as Hoys lead 34-33.

In the Second half, Villanova and Georgetown would trade baskets, play good defense. The game would be tied at 53 with 7:27 left and the Wildcats would start to take over lead by Eric Paschall, Colin Gillespie, Phil Booth would make some big shots down the stretch. A Crowd of 14,506 would see the Wildcats take down Hoyas 77-65 to go 9-0 in the Big East, Last time Villanova started 9-0 in Big East was in 2009-10.

Villanova now goes to 18-4 and will now get ready for battle with Creighton on February 6 and Georgetown falls to 14-8 and will try to rebound from this loss as they take on Providence also on February 6.

A Stat about Villanova Colin Gillespie performance today

 

Another Stat about Jermaine Samuels as he gets 16 rebounds

Final Numbers:

Villanova Wildcats:
Colin Gillespie: 30 points, 5 rebounds
Eric Paschall: 24 points, 6 rebounds
Phil Booth: 14 points, 2 rebounds

Georgetown Hoyas:
James Akinjo: 19 points, 2 rebounds
Trey Mourning: 12 points, 6 rebounds
Jamorko Pickett: 10 points, 3 rebounds

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Villanova Coach Jay Wright:

Villanova Colin Gillespie:

Georgetown Coach Patrick Ewing:

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