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Wahab, Georgetown host block party in OT win over St. John’s

December 14, 2020 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dante Harris scored 22 points and Jahvon Blair scored 20 and Georgetown beat St. John’s 97-94 in overtime Sunday night.

Donald Carey scored 19 for the Hoyas (3-3, 1-1 Big East Conference) and Qudus Wahab scored a career-high 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked a career-high nine shots.

Wahab’s blocks total put him in a tie for sixth place all-time in a single game with former Hoyas Alonzo Mourning and Tom Scates, who each blocked nine shots twice. The school record for blocks in a game is 12 set by Dikembe Mutombo. Wahab finished a block shy of tying Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing who swatted 10 against Boston College on Feb. 9, 1985.

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Wahab’s last block of the night came with two seconds left in overtime and the Hoyas clinging to a 96-94 lead.

Isaih Moore grabbed an offensive rebound off Greg Williams Jr’s. missed free throw. Moore’s put-back attempt to tie it was swatted by Wahab and the loose ball recovered by the Hoyas. Harris made 1 of 2 foul shots to end the game.

Moore led the Red Storm (5-3, 0-2) with a career high in points and rebounds with 26 and 14 respectively.

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