In a half-season full of twists and turns, Georgetown faced yet another new wrinkle Wednesday night. Barely a week removed from a six-game winning streak that revived their hopes, the Hoyas suddenly found themselves on a two-game slide to open Big East play. Newly on the down-turn, and with a weekend trip to Villanova looming, Georgetown was staring down a must-win game as St. John’s visited.
Fortunately, the Hoyas dispelled any doubt early against the Red Storm, building a 29-point first-half lead and coasting through the second half to an easy 87-66 win. Mac McClung led all scorers with 24 points, headlining a Georgetown starting lineup that all reached double figures.