Queens native powers Georgetown on Senior Night
by Bryan Fonseca
Mar 06, 2019 | 3338 views | 0 0 comments | 394 394 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Queens Village product Jessie Govan gave the Georgetown Hoyas 21 points in his final college home game on Saturday night. The performance aided the Hoyas in a 77-71 double overtime affair against Seton Hall, improving their record to 18-11 (8-8 Big East), and putting them in a tie for third place.

With the loss, Seton Hall drops to 16-12 (7-9 Big East) on the year.

The 6-foot-10 Govan poured in 11 of his 21 in the second overtime, fighting through what became a 7-for-21 shooting night to hoist the Hoyas to victory.

“I was telling everybody I wasn’t going to cry and all that, and I got to the final buzzer, and it kind of just hit me,” he said after the performance. “It’s my last game.”

Govan also pulled down 12 rebounds in the win. He’s averaging 18.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season, while shooting over 50 percent from the field and 42 percent from three.

“The stat line, it’s cool, except for the six turnovers and the 7-for-21,” Govan said post-game, but with a smile. “But we got the win, that’s the most important stat so I feel good.”

Govan and the Hoyas have two more games this season before the start of Big East Tournament play in Madison Square Garden on March 13. The Hoyas have a shot to finish as high as third in the league, which would be their best with Govan in the frontcourt and the legendary Patrick Ewing at the helm.

“Tonight was the proudest I’ve ever been of my team,” said Ewing. “As a coach, you want your team to take on your personality. Tonight they took on my personality. We fought for everything and I’m very proud of them.”

In MSG, the Hoyas are 1-0 this season, holding a win over the Red Storm from January 27, where Govan finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while shooting 7-of-14 from the floor.
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