Henry Sims had 24 points and eight rebounds for Georgetown, while Hollis Thompson and Starks scored 12 each.
“We’re getting better,” Clark said. “I think we responded well after the loss after Kansas. I think everybody’s starting to pay a lot more attention to what we need to do on the court.”
Both teams put on a pretty good show in the first half.
Swapping acrobatic shots and deep 3-pointers, the Tigers and Hoyas had the crowd inside Lahaina Civic Center on its feet seemingly every other trip down the floor.
Memphis kept up with Georgetown most of the way, hitting five 3-pointers while making 16 of 29 shots. Barton, who had 25 points and 11 rebounds against Tennessee, had 14 points by halftime.
The Tigers led by seven early, Georgetown answered with a 19-2 run to go up 10 and Memphis chipped away to get within 47-42 by halftime.
The second half was more of the same.
Tarik Black had a couple of monster dunks early, throwing one down over Sims and another on an alley-oop. Sims had a few power moves of his own, throwing down a vicious dunk and scoring on a tough reverse to keep the Hoyas close.
Memphis had a chance to win at the end of regulation, but had trouble setting up a shot and Adonis Thomas’ 3-pointer was well off the mark. The Tigers had trouble setting up a shot again in overtime, sending them home from Maui with two losses in three games.
Memphis also played a regional game on the mainland before arriving in Maui.
“These four games that we’ve played, it’s been a great tournament — it’s been great for us,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “So we take these four games and it gives us an opportunity to watch the film and show the guys and things that we did well and did not do well.”