On Wednesday night, McDonough Gymnasium played host to a Big East clash between two hungry teams, as Marquette (12-7, 3-2) and Georgetown (12-6, 2-3) met for the fourth time in history. Both teams were coming off losses to nationally ranked Big East teams—Georgetown to Louisville and Marquette to Rutgers. Unsurprisingly, both squads showed up hungry for a victory. Unfortunately for the Hoyas, the game was a tale of two halves and Marquette came out hungrier in the second one, beating the Hoyas 80-65.
After losing to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Georgetown women’s basketball team looked to get back on track against St. John’s Tuesday night in the Big East Game of the Week. The Hoyas were seeking their seventh win in 10 games, and to get it, they needed a mature player to step up. Senior guard Karee Houlette filled just that role leading the team with a career high 22 points as Georgetown defeated St. John’s 64-48. The win helped improve the Hoyas’ Big East record to 2-1, and with a tough conference schedule approaching, each victory is vital.