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McClung Big East freshman of the week

From staff reports • Dec 23, 2018 at 10:58 PM

WASHINGTON — The Big East Conference named Georgetown guard Mac McClung its men’s basketball freshman of the week on Sunday.

The Gate City native averaged 26 points, two assists and 1.5 rebounds in an average of 29.5 minutes a game to help the Hoyas (9-3) go 2-0 at home during the week. They beat Appalachian State 83-73 on Tuesday and Little Rock 102-94 in overtime on Saturday.

In the win over Little Rock, the Hoyas were up four in overtime when McClung hit his fourth 3-pointer of the afternoon, drew the foul and converted the four-point play for a 98-90 advantage. McClung finished with a career-high 38 points, hitting 10 of 21 field-goal attempts — 4 of 9 3-point tries — and 14 of 16 free throws in 39 minutes.

The Hoyas return to action on Saturday at home against Howard. Tipoff is scheduled for noon.

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