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In a big surprise, the Villanova Wildcats lost in a Big East quarterfinal thriller to the Georgetown Hoyas (72-71)

With 47 seconds remaining, Dante Harris knocked down two free throws to knock the cats out by one. A final second shot from Caleb Daniels at the buzzer was not good

Villanova is usually a strong free-throw shooting team and has only shot 63% off the line, missing key free throws in the final minutes of the game On the flip side, Georgetown shot a perfect 23-of-23 from the line Big East tournament record

After a hard-fought first half in which the Hoyas rose 37:35, Villanova took control and built his lead on 11 points, Georgetown held together and fought back late to a 13-1 run start with the “cats” going back by one three minutes before the end

The cats fought offensively for the last 8 minutes of the game, scoring only 10 points. Once the Hoyas got back it was a back and forth game

“On the track, we didn’t perform as well as we wanted and we brought a lot of empty belongings,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright

“We just played together and kept fighting,” Harris said of the Hoyas’ late advance. “I told my boys to never give up and we just keep playing together”

Qudus Wahab was also dominant, scoring 17 points and taking 6 rebounds, Jamorko Pickett added 12 points and Jahvon Blair had 14 points in the Hoya’s angry win

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl shone in the defeat and approached Villanova with 26 points and six rebounds

“I think we did a great job tonight and only have a full 40 minutes to play,” said Robinson-Earl

Jermaine Samuels added 20 points and seven rebounds to the loss. Justin Moore, who was slated to fail in the game against Providence last week after a severe ankle sprain, was able to fight his way through his injury with 10 points

“It was all,” said Samuels of Moore’s return to the game. “He’s just a different player and the way he thinks is unique We’re really grateful that he got out of there and played for us””

The Hoyas were able to take advantage of Villanova’s missed shots on the track and scored a hard-fought victory

“I think the guys took up the challenge,” said Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing. “They are doing everything we need to do, step by step. We took one step yesterday and another today. Hopefully tomorrow is.” our third step to be able to play on Saturday ”

Georgetown advances to the semi-finals and either plays St John’s or Seton Hall Friday evenings at 6 p.m. European Summer Time

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Source: https://www.vuhoops.com/2021/3/11/22326000/villanova-falls-to-georgetown-in-72-71-quarterfinal-thriller-big-east-tournament