Butler stages second half comeback for win at Georgetown

Sean McDermott leads way for Dogs with 25 points
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Posted at 11:29 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 23:29:24-05

WASHINGTON — Butler staged a second half comeback for a 69-64 win at Georgetown Tuesday.

The Bulldogs trailed by 11 at the half but were up by seven 10 minutes later. Then, with 1:29 left and the score tied, Butler scored the final five points of the game.

Sean McDermott had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Dogs who are now 17-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big East. After losing three straight games, Butler has won its last two.

The Bulldog defense was a key to the win. Butler held the Hoyas to 33% shooting.

Georgetown has lost three straight games and is 12-9 overall.

Butler is next in action Saturday at home against Providence.