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(23) Georgetown 80

(14-5, 3-4 Big East)

Seton Hall 75

(8-11, 2-5 Big East)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, January 18, 2011

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

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    #23GTWN 38 4280
    HALL 31 4475

    Top Performers

    Georgetown: A. Freeman 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Seton Hall: J. Robinson 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

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    After ending its longest losing streak of the season, Georgetown appears ready to tackle the future with renewed confidence.

    The No. 23 Hoyas hope to start with a rare road win over struggling Big East rival Seton Hall on Tuesday night in Newark.

    Ending a three-game skid, all against league opponents, Georgetown (13-5, 2-4) parlayed some stellar play from its talented backcourt trio Saturday into a 74-65 victory at Rutgers.

    Leading scorer Austin Freeman (17.9 points per game), who totaled 29 points and shot 10 of 31 from the field during the losing streak, finished with 25 points Saturday and shot 6 of 12.

    "I'm just happy to be making shots," said Freeman, who heard criticism from a number of people during his slump. "People always have something to say. You just keep playing. That's about it."

    Fellow guards Chris Wright and Jason Clark combined for 28 points and shot 10 of 19 at Rutgers. Wright had shot 9 of 28 and missed 13 of 16 3-point attempts in the previous three games while Clark had averaged 9.3 points during the skid -- well below his season mark of 13.0.

    "It's really good to have these guys back," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "We need these guys to play well for us. That's not to say we don't have other options, but we went through a stretch where they were all out of sync."

    The Hoyas, who rank among the nation's leaders with a 50.7 field-goal percentage, made just 43.9 percent of their shots while losing three straight to St. John's, West Virginia and fifth-ranked Pittsburgh. Georgetown returned to form against Rutgers, making 11 of 22 3-point attempts and shooting an improved 47.9 percent overall.

    "No one ever lost confidence," Wright said. "We just weren't putting the ball in the basket. We feel good about ourselves."

    Georgetown's recent history against the Pirates (8-10, 2-4) is a mixed bag. The Hoyas have won five of the last six meetings overall, but have dropped three of their last four visits to Seton Hall, shooting 36.5 percent in those road games.

    The last meeting was in the nation's capital on Jan. 14, 2010, when Georgetown rode 21 points from Wright, 20 from Clark, 16 from Freeman and 68.2-percent shooting overall to beat Seton Hall 85-73.

    Freeman and Wright combined for 15 points in Georgetown's last meeting with the Pirates in Newark, a 65-60 loss Jan. 25, 2009.

    Seton Hall star Jeremy Hazell had 23 points in that contest and 17 against the Hoyas last season but was held to nine while shooting 3 of 13 in a 74-53 loss at Pitt on Saturday.

    The Pirates have lost four of five since opening Big East league play with a 64-55 win over South Florida on Dec. 28.

    "We're just going to take it game by game and see what we can do," Hazell said.

    Hazell (20.8 ppg) has played five games this season and two since his return. The senior guard missed almost two months after breaking his wrist in November, and being shot in the armpit during an attempted robbery outside his Harlem home Christmas Day.

    Seton Hall has lost six in a row against Top 25 opponents since a 64-61 victory over then-No. 9 Pitt on Jan. 24.

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    GTWN
    HALL
    Conference Big East Big East
    Nickname Hoyas Pirates
    Type Private Private

    2010-11 Season

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