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Tuesday / September 17.
  • Georgetown beats Seton Hall in double-OT, moves to No. 4 seed in Big East

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    With their 77-71 double-overtime win over Seton Hall on Saturday evening, Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas moved into the No. 4 position in the Big East standings.

    If the Big East Tournament began today, Georgetown would play St. John’s in the 4-5 game, meaning a third meeting this year between Ewing and Johnnies coach Chris Mullin.

    Seton Hall (16-12, 7-9 Big East), which lost despite Myles Powell’s 35 points, is now the No. 6 seed and would play No. 3 Xavier in the Big East quarterfinals.

    New York City native Jessie Govan went for 21 points and 12 rebounds and scored all 11 of Georgetown’s points in the second overtime as the Hoyas improved to 18-11, 8-8 in the Big East.

    Both teams are on the bubble, with Seton Hall entering among Jerry Palm’s “Last 4 In” and Georgetown among the “First 4 Out.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.