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Dontrez Styles, Georgetown shoot past Coppin State

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Dontrez Styles scored a game-high 19 points as Georgetown snapped its two-game losing streak with a 71-54 victory over Coppin State on Tuesday in Washington.

Styles and Ismael Massoud each delivered three 3-pointers for the Hoyas (6-4). Georgetown overcame being outshot 39 percent to 38.5 percent by finishing 8 of 24 beyond the arc, compared to the Eagles’ 4-for-10 mark from long distance.

Massoud finished with nine points, which Supreme Cook matched to go along with his 11 rebounds. Drew Fielder tacked on 11 points for the Hoyas.

Jayden Epps, who leads the Big East with 18.9 points per game, did not play for Georgetown due to an illness. Rowan Brunbaugh supplied 14 points and made all five of his free throws starting in Epps’ place.

Justin Winston’s 18 points led Coppin State (1-11), which also got 14 points from Greg Spurlock and 12 points from Ryan Archey.

After making two 3-pointers in the first half’s final 1:04, the Hoyas continued their hot shooting in the second period to quickly pad their 15-point halftime lead.

Georgetown’s first four buckets in the second half came from long distance, two each from Styles and Massoud. That surge ballooned the Hoyas’ advantage to 41-18 after Massoud’s trey with 16:17 to go.

The Eagles pulled as close as 60-47 with 3:39 to play on a Spurlock 3-pointer, but Georgetown rattled off the next five points to effectively seal the game.

Both teams came out flat on offense, combining for four made field goals and six turnovers throughout a sloppy opening six minutes that left Coppin State ahead 5-4.

The Hoyas missed 12 of their first 14 shots before Cameron Bacote’s layup sparked an 8-0 run that propelled Georgetown ahead 12-7 at the 10:16 mark.

Styles delivered Georgetown’s first 3-pointer to put the Hoyas up 20-11, and Jay Heath’s layup with 2:12 left gave the Hoyas their first double-digit lead at 23-13.

Coppin State made one field goal over the half’s final 7:28 and finished the opening period 6-of-26 (23.1 percent) from the floor.

Brumbaugh and Heath canned back-to-back treys to close the first half scoring as Georgetown led 29-14 at the break despite shooting 29.7 percent.

–Field Level Media

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