Butler holds on for narrow 73-69 victory over Georgetown

Feb 9, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Georgetown Hoyas center Jessie Govan (15) dribbles against Butler Bulldogs forward Joey Brunk (50) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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WASHINGTON — Kamar Baldwin had 18 points as Butler narrowly beat Georgetown 73-69 on Saturday.

Jordan Tucker had 15 points for Butler (14-10, 5-6 Big East Conference). Paul Jorgensen added 12 points. Nate Fowler had three assists for the visitors.

Mac McClung had 21 points for the Hoyas (15-9, 5-6). Jamorko Pickett added 18 points. Jessie Govan had 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Bulldogs evened the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated Butler 84-76 on Jan. 2. Butler takes on St. John’s on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays Seton Hall on the road on Wednesday.