Georgetown topples No. 8 MemphisNov 24, 2011 - 4:39 AM Maui, HI (Sports Network) - Jason Clark scored 26 points as Georgetown toppled No. 8 Memphis, 91-88, at the Maui Invitational.
Henry Sims added 24 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (4-1), who claimed fifth place for the tourney. Hollis Thompson and Markel Starks each posted 12 points for the victors.
"I think we're a very tough team. I've known that since we started working out over the summer going through the championship," Clark said about the development of his team. "I think that the team is getting better with dealing with adversity. I think we responded well after the loss after Kansas."
Will Barton totaled 22 points for the Tigers (2-2), who also got 20 points and six boards from Joe Jackson in defeat.
Clark's trey with 51 seconds left in overtime turned a one-point deficit into an 88-86 advantage for Georgetown, and Starks then connected on a pair of free throws after Barton missed a jumper at the other end.
Thompson then hit 1-of-2 from the line for a three-point spread, and a long three from Barton as time expired hit the front of the rim.
"Yeah, it was a really good basketball game. Very proud of our guys to battle," said Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. "That was a tough loss, no question about that. I told our guys in the locker room, it's a long season. This is November. This is why we played the four games we've played so far to this point is to get challenged."
Clark's shot from long distance had the Hoyas up 21-11 almost 8 1/2 minutes into the contest, but Memphis got within 39-38 on a Barton trey with 2:58 left before the half.
But Clark and Porter teamed up to score the next eight Hoyas points -- answered only by an Adonis Porter bucket -- for a seven-point edge. Stan Simpson's basket pulled Memphis within 47-42 at the break.
The Tigers pulled ahead by a 52-51 count after a Charles Carmouche basket capped a 10-4 surge to start the second half, and both sides took turns with the lead from there.
Jackson's make with 4:54 remaining in regulation gave Memphis a 73-70 lead, but a Sims three-point play erased that edge. Greg Whittington's tip-in with 18 seconds left forced an extra session.
Georgetown returns to the mainland to host IUPUI on Monday...Memphis welcomes Jackson State also on Monday...These two schools will meet again on December 22 in Washington, DC...Tarik Black posted 12 points and four rebounds in defeat.
- MEMPHIS: 88
Final - OT
Nov 23 7:22 PM
- MEMPHIS: 78
End of Regulation
Nov 23 7:03 PM
- MEMPHIS: 42
Nov 23 5:48 PM
- MEMPHIS: 0
1st Half - 20:00
Nov 23 5:08 PM
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