On Sunday, the Georgetown women’s basketball team (4-26, 2-16 Big East) traveled to Providence, R.I. to face the Providence College Friars (6-23, 3-15 Big East) in an afternoon matchup that was the final game in the Big East Conference regular season. After the loss today, the Hoyas clinched the 10th seed in the championships that begin next weekend.
The main trouble for the Blue and Gray came from shooting as they only connected 34.3 percent (23-of-67) of its shots while the Friars shot 49.1 percent (28-of-57) from the field.
Despite the team’s struggles, junior guard Katie McCormick finished with 19 points, 4-for-8 from behind the arc, and sophomore guard Faith Woodard connected for 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Junior guard Brittany Horne also scored 8 points and finished with 7 rebounds.
Both teams committed 21 turnovers, but Providence scored 23 points off of them while the Hoyas scored just 18. Georgetown never took the lead and faced its largest deficit in the second half when the Friars were up 22 points.
The struggles started from the beginning when the Hoyas were shut out for the first two minutes of the game as the Friars went on a 9-0 run. Woodard ended this run with a jumper to put Georgetown on the board. As the first half continued, the Georgetown could not connect as Providence dominated. However, late in the half both McCormick and Woodard cut the deficit to eight.
As the second half got underway, the Hoyas would manage to cut their opponents lead to single-digits, six points being the smallest deficit, only to have the Friars respond. Georgetown eventually fell 81-66 despite its second half efforts.
The Hoyas will be back on the court Saturday, March 7, when Big East tournament play is set to begin at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. Georgetown is matched up with the seventh-seeded Xavier University in the first round of competition.