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Monmouth bench celebration steals the show in Georgetown game

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Monmouth bench celebration steals the show in Georgetown game

Monmouth's basketball team has earned a certain reputation, or at least their bench has. The bench has created some pretty outrageous celebrations this season and on Tuesday against Georgetown, they did it again.

When junior guard Collin Stewart hit a three-pointer in the first half, they busted out yet another celebration, the Sistene Chapel.

"Some of the celebration I don't always see, but when we're coming out for a timeout, they're always talking, encouraging us," starting guard Micah Seaborn said. "Even in practice, they do the same stuff. It helps us a whole lot. Even when we're down, they're still the same way. It helps me and I think it helps the whole team."

More hijinks followed in what was a very good night for the Hawks as they earned the 83-68 win over Georgetown.

Monmouth coach King Rice, a former standout at North Carolina under Dean Smith, embraces the bench celebrations and the growing attention.

"It's been incredible for our kids," Rice said. "It's been incredible for our school. Those guys are great young men. They're awesome students. They're very good basketball players. They found a way where they can truly help outside of practice.

"I'm glad they're getting so much publicity for it. I just hope it doesn't get to a point where people start taking shots at them because they're good kids and it's all in fun. They're just trying to cheer on their teammates."

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Derrickson's late 3 gives Hoyas win over Seton Hall

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Derrickson's late 3 gives Hoyas win over Seton Hall

Marcus Derrickson scored 22 points, grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and hit the game-winning 3-pointer on Saturday as Georgetown beat Seton Hall 83-80.

Derrickson got an open look on a deep 3 near the end of the shot clock and buried it with 4.2 seconds left:

 He was also fouled on the close out by Khadeen Carrington but missed the foul shot. Myles Powell, who finished with 25 points for the Pirates, missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out.

Jamorko Pickett added 18 points and Jessie Govan scored 11 for the Hoyas (14-10, 4-9 Big East), who had a 17-point lead from early in the second half erased by the six-minute mark.

Angel Delgado's layup with 5:36 to play capped a 10-0 run and gave Seton Hall (17-8, 6-6) its first lead of the game at 69-67.

Desi Rodriguez added 24 points and Delgado scored 12 for the Pirates.

Villanova crushes Georgetown for worst Hoyas loss in 40 years

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Villanova crushes Georgetown for worst Hoyas loss in 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-ranked Villanova led by as many as 44 points -- 44! -- and gave Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools' rivalry, handing the Hoyas their worst loss in more than 40 years, 88-56 on Wednesday night.

Jalen Brunson led the way with 18 points and seven assists for Villanova (17-1, 5-1 Big East), which finished 17 for 33 on 3s, while Georgetown went 4 for 15.

Mikal Bridges scored 17 for the Wildcats, winners of seven consecutive games against the Hoyas, Villanova's longest streak in a series that dates to 1922.

The last time Ewing faced Villanova in any capacity was in the last game of his college playing career at Georgetown, a surprising 66-64 victory for the underdog Wildcats in the 1985 NCAA championship game. It was quite clear, quite quickly, on Wednesday that there would be no such tight outcome --nor any chance of an upset by Georgetown (12-6, 2-5).

This is Ewing's first season as a head coach at any level, and he opted to go with an easy-as-can-be non-conference schedule to try to build his players' confidence. Now that league play is underway, especially against a foe like Villanova, the gap between the Hoyas and the best teams is obvious.

It was 42-20 at halftime, and Georgetown to that point had more turnovers (nine) than made baskets, shooting 8 for 26, including 0 for 8 on 3s.

Villanova just kept pushing the margin after the break, going up by 30, then 40, and then reaching the apex at 88-44 on a layup by Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree with about 3 minutes remaining. Less than a minute later, Villanova coach Jay Wright finally sent on the subs and pulled any remaining starters.