Georgetown Hoyas Defeat Missouri Tigers in Overtime

Pedro GonzalezContributor IDecember 1, 2010

Jason Clark made three 3-pointers in OT to give the Hoyas the win.
Jason Clark made three 3-pointers in OT to give the Hoyas the win.Chris Trotman/Getty Images

No. 14 Georgetown barely got the win this Tuesday night against No. 8 Missouri; but in the end they showed they are a very good team and that they will not be beaten easily.

The Hoyas started the game strong, getting an 18-point lead with eight minutes remaining in the first-half. Nevertheless, the Tigers slowly came back thanks to some key defensive stops. At the end of the first half, Missouri made a big push and ended the half losing 54-47.

By the final five minutes, the Tigers had surprisingly taken the lead and seemed in control of the game, yet the Hoyas didn't back down. They kept scoring and crashing the boards effectively. When Austin Freeman scored six straight points, Georgetown was able to tie the game.

From then on, it was an back-and-forth battle. No team had a bigger lead than four points and on the waning seconds, losing by three, Chris Wright shot from downtown and made the game-tying trey.

In overtime, Jason Clark made three 3-pointers to put away the game. The Hoyas won 111-102 in OT over the Tigers and probably helped themselves move up the rankings while it might have moved Missouri out of the top-10.

What really proved to be a game-changer were the free throws. The Hoyas made 18 of 18 shots from the line, while the Tigers converted only 74 percent of their free throws. The most notable miss by Missouri was made by Michael Dixon, who made just one of two with 14.7 seconds left.