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Georgetown Pulls off Miraculous Comeback Against American

Georgetown trailed by as many as 11 in the second half and was down by 4 with under 20 seconds to play, but came back to win against American 88-83 in overtime on Sunday afternoon in DC.

Georgetown struggled in the first half, but thanks to a 4 minute scoreless streak by American to close out the opening half, the Hoyas took a 35-34 lead into the locker room.

The Eagles knocked down nine three’s in the game, including four in the first half by Geoff Sprouse, providing a major spark off the bench, leading American to outscore Georgetown in bench points 27-10.

In the second, AU took command immediately, scoring the first seven points and never trailing throughout the remainder of regulation.

With just over 8 minutes to go, American took its first double-digit lead at 57-47. From there, the Hoyas never got closer than a 5 point deficit until there was under 2:30 to go.

Then, the Jayden Epps explosion happened.

The sophomore transfer Epps scored Georgetown’s final 14 points in regulation, including three straight three pointers in the final 50 seconds, to lead Georgetown back from the dead to tie the game at 76-76 and sending the game into overtime.

Epps finished with 31 points, including six three’s, and dished out 4 assists.

In the overtime period, Georgetown outscored American 12-7, getting 4 points each from Dontrez Styles, Rowan Brumbaugh, and Supreme Cook.

Perhaps most importantly, the Hoyas shot 6-7 from the free throw line, and were 13-14 from the line in the second half of overtime, an area where they’ve struggled so far this season.

Styles put in another great performance, following up his 26 point outing on Saturday with 22 points against AU, along with 11 rebounds.

For American, its bid to knock off Georgetown for the second straight season came up just short.

Nine different Eagles scored, including Matt Rogers, who led the team with 17, while Elijah Stephens, Lincoln Ball, and Geoff Sprouse each finished with 12.

The Hoyas return to action on Saturday as they host Jackson State at Capital One Arena.

American will hit the floor again on Wednesday as the Eagles host Mount St. Mary’s at Bender Arena in Northwest DC.


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