The Georgetown Hoyas used a balanced offensive attack to knock off the Marquette Golden Eagles 95-85 in overtime on Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Joshua Smith led the way for the Hoyas. Smith-Rivera finished with 19 points on the strength of a 5-for-8 shooting night from beyond the arc while Smith had 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and 6-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line to go along with 15 rebounds and two steals. Isaac Copeland and Tre Campbell came up big in the win as well. Copeland registered 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks while Campbell added 14 points and four boards. Mikael Hopkins and Aaron Bowen also scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points respectively.
Most of the offense for the Golden Eagles came from Duane Wilson and Matt Carlino. Wilson finished with 26 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field, including 6-for-8 from 3-point land. He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals as Marquette fell to 10-9 on the season. Carlino also had 26 points in the loss. He shot 8-for-16 from the floor, including 5-for-8 from distance as well as 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. He contributed four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Derrick Wilson chipped in with six points, seven assists and three steals while Luke Fischer totaled seven points, five blocks and four rebounds.
Matt Carlino started out the game on fire with four straight 3-point shots to give Marquette a 12-10 lead. From there, he didn’t take another shot for more than six minutes as the Golden Eagles fell behind 25-18. He added four more points before halftime on a crazy reverse flip over his head and a pair of free-throws.
Carlino came up huge in the second half as well with 10 more points, including a deep jumper with 0.9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 81. He following that up with a steal that nearly ended the game, but couldn’t get a shot off before time expired. After a stellar showing in regulation, he didn’t make a shot in the overtime session as the Hoyas managed to pull away for the tough road win.
Even though the Golden Eagles have gotten off to a 2-5 start in conference play, Carlino is the third leading scorer in Big East Conference games with 18.6 points a night. He also leads the league in made 3-point field goals, is second in free-throw percentage and tied for second in steals a game, according to BigEast.com.
Up next for Carlino and Marquette is a matchup with the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night.