Butler 79, #19 Seton Hall 75 (OT) - Well, well, well. After a very shiny start to the season, and a fantastic run after super frosh Isaiah Whitehead got injured, the Pirates have now lost two of three after Butler blew past them in overtime at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.
It was a back and forth game the entire way, including right up to Khadeen Carrington burying a sweet pull up jumper in the lane to knot things at 67 and ultimately send it to overtime. The key moment in the game may have come in the extra session, when the sensational Sterling Gibbs picked up his fifth foul with 2:07 remaining. From there, Butler closed the game on an 8-4 run to take the win. Gibbs had just scored his 30th point of the game on his sixth three-pointer of the game on the preceding possession, and since he was 6-9 from distance and 9-16 overall, it's very clear that this game could have ended differently if he had stayed on the floor.
Gibbs led all scorers with his 30 point outing, while both Roosevelt Jones (23) and Kellen Dunham (21) both cracked into the 20s for the Bulldogs. You can tap into South Orange Juice or Butler Hoops to get more on this game.
Georgetown 78, DePaul 72 - DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! After jumping out to a 3-0 start and holding onto first place all by themselves for a few days, DePaul has now dropped two in a row to fall to 3-2, while Georgetown has boosted themselves up to the same record in league play with the win.
It seemed that the Hoyas had locked things up on a D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera jumper with 3:42 left. That made the score 70-60, and was a capper on a 13-3 run for Georgetown. Apparently, though, DePaul has turned into a horror movie villain, and you have to make sure they're dead. Aaron Simpson buried a triple with 17 seconds left that cut it to 76-72, and after DSR split a pair of free throws, DePaul had a chance to make something out of this game in the waning moments. But Billy Garrett, Jr., missed a three, and DSR split two more free throws, and that was that.
Smith-Rivera had a snazzy 25-8-4-1 in the win. Four Blue Demons broke into double digits in points, led by 17 points from Myke Henry, who also chipped in seven rebounds. Head over to Casual Hoya for the finer details on the win.