Welcome to “And-Ones,” the Voice’s post-game notebook for all news, stats, and notes following each Georgetown men’s basketball game.
After missing Wednesday’s game against St. John’s as a precautionary measure after banging knees in practice, sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson returned to action Saturday. Derrickson went 0-of-2 from the field in just 10 minutes off the bench. Junior forward Reggie Cameron replaced Derrickson in the starting lineup for the second-straight game.
- Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright offered his thoughts on the Big East conference post-game.
“This league is really good,” said Wright. “This league is starting to approach the old league. It’s always going to be different but night-in and night out we are starting to approach the old Big East.”
- Villanova has now won 18-straight Big East games, the longest active conference winning streak in college basketball. The Wildcats’ last Big East loss came last year at Georgetown.
- Sophomore guard L.J. Peak fouled out for the sixth time this season and the first time in his bench role. Peak’s removal from the starting lineup by Thompson was partially motivated by Peak’s foul troubles.
- With his 15 points Wednesday night, senior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera passed Derrick Jackson for 10th-place on Georgetown’s all-time scoring list.
- Georgetown leads the all-time series between Villanova 43-33. The Hoyas are 44-48 under Head Coach John Thompson III in games against ranked opponents.
- For those gambling aficionados, Georgetown entered Saturday’s game as 7-point underdogs. The over/under was 138 points.