Derrick Jackson scored six of his game-high 28 points in the second overtime today to lead Georgetown to a 61-55 victory over St. Joseph's.
The Hoyas' John Duren made a 20-foot jump shot with 27 seconds left in the first overtime to tie the score at 51.
St. Joseph's held the bail for the first 1 1/2 minutes of the second overtime before Jackson's steal and layup gave the Hoyas the lead for good at 53-51. Jackson, who made 11 of 21 shots, ank two three throws with 1:07 left and again with 42 seconds to play to ensure victory.
The Hawks had chances to win at the end of both regulation and the first overtime. They held the ball the final 41 seconds of regulation before Luke Griffin's 15-footer missed everything with two seconds left. St. Joseph's ran the clock down following Duren's tying basket in the fist overtime, but Rob Valeras missed on an eight-footer with one second to go.
"It was a good win for us, especially since it was on the road," said Georgetown coach John ThompsoN, "I was especially pleased with the performance of Derrick (Jackson) and Craig (Shelton), who certainly make his presence felt in his first game back."
Shelton, who had missed the last five games with a broken wrist, was sent in with 9:42 to go in the first half and the Hoyas down, 22-13. He got six points and seven reounds to help bring the Hoyas back to 30-29, at the half.
This was Georgetown's fourth straight victory, giving thena 62 record.