WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Georgetown Hoyas placed five players in double figures for the fourth straight game on Tuesday night, setting the tone for a 76-55 men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine at Capitol One Arena.
Kaleb Johnson tossed in a game-high 18 points, including 7-for-8 shooting from the foul line, and Jessie Govan went 7-for-12 from the field and pulled down eight rebounds to pace 5-0 Georgetown, which is coached by former Hoya and NBA star Patrick Ewing.
Marcus Derrickson tallied 12 points, Jahvon Blair netted 11 and Jonathan Mulmore added 10 points and five assists for the winners, who shot 46 percent from the field (25-for-54) and outscored the Black Bears 22-7 from the foul line.
Aaron Calixte led the way for UMaine (1-6) with 17 points and Ilker Er connected for 13 points with a team-best six rebounds. Dennis Ashley posted eight points.
The Black Bears connected at 37 percent (22-for-60) from the floor, but went only 4-for-23 (17.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc).
Georgetown outscored UMaine 40-26 in the paint and tallied 23 points as the result of 18 turnovers by the Black Bears.
The hosts jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back. Derrickson got the Hoyas started with two free throws before Andrew Fleming answered with a jumper for UMaine.
Georgetown then rattled off nine unanswered points on a Mulmore jumper, a basket by Govan, then a layup and a 3-pointer by Johnson that made it 11-2 with less than four minutes gone in the contest.
The Hoyas extended their advantage to 16 points (40-24) by intermission and shot 50 percent (14-for-28) from the field in the half.
UMaine hung around and cut the deficit to 54-42 on an Ashley layup with 9:34 to play, but Johnson turned in a conventional three-point play and Blair buried two 3-pointers as Georgetown pushed the lead to 65-44 with 7:16 to play.
UMaine returns to action Saturday with a 2 p.m. game at Fordham.