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Jessie Govan's unforgettable senior night helps Hoyas prevail in double overtime


The senior center from New York muscled through an uncharacteristic shooting night to finish with a team-high 21 points in Georgetown’s 77-71, double-overtime win over Seton Hall that kept the Hoyas in the NCAA tournament conversation.


He scored all 11 of Georgetown’s points in the second overtime and ended up doubled over, fighting back tears before program legend Alonzo Mourning came over to say a few words.


Govan sent the senior class — including Kaleb Johnson (who left the game early after getting hit in the head and entering the concussion protocol), Trey Mourning and Greg Malinowski — out in style.


“The stat line, it’s cool, except for the six turnovers and the 7 for 21,” Govan said, pausing to smile as Malinowski and Trey Mourning chuckled alongside him after the game.


It felt as if the game had begun in earnest when Seton Hall point guard Quincy McKnight slapped the floor on defense while Akinjo was crossing half court.


The Pirates’ bench went wild, but Akinjo — the Hoyas’ top trash talker — made a tricky driving layup over McKnight and then bodied him up before the ball even came inbounds.






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