Junior point guard Charlie Moore produced 20 points and seven assists as DePaul snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 74-68 Big East win over visiting Georgetown on Saturday night.
Romeo Weems contributed a career-high 19 points to aid DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East) while Paul Reed racked up his 16th double-double of the year as he totaled 12 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
Terrell Allen scored 21 points to lead Georgetown (15-12, 5-9), which missed a chance to add a Quad 1 win to its NCAA Tournament resume. Jamorko Pickett posted 15 of his team-high 19 points in the first half while Jaga Mosely added 13 points.
DePaul jumped out to a quick lead that forced Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing to call two timeouts in the opening six minutes to address his team's lackadaisical play. Following the second timeout, the Hoyas held the Blue Demons scoreless for more than four minutes to turn a 12-7 deficit into a 15-12 lead.
Georgetown center Omer Yurtseven made his first appearance since injuring his ankle during the Hoyas' 76-72 win over DePaul on Feb. 8. He headed to the locker room with 9:10 left in the first half after injuring his right ankle, but returned to action at the 5:43 mark and favored his ankle the rest of the night. He finished with five points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes.
Georgetown owned a 26-24 lead when Weems connected for 84 seconds. After going scoreless for the first 16 minutes, the freshman forward drilled 3 3-pointers in 1:24 to give DePaul a 33-28 lead with 2:12 left in the half.
Pickett hit an 8-foot fadeaway in the final second of the first half to forge a 36-36 tie and give him a game-high 15 points at the break.
DePaul held a narrow lead for much of the second half. Moore snapped the game's last tie when he buried a 3-pointer with 6:14 left to give the Blue Demons a 58-55 edge. When Weems swished a 3-pointer in transition with 4:25 to go -- his first 3-pointer since his first-half flurry -- DePaul took a 64-57 lead and forced Ewing to take a timeout.
DePaul hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final minute to hold on for its first win since Jan. 18 against then-No. 5 Butler.
--Field Level Media