By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ROSEMONT, Ill. — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 25 points, including 6 of 8 free throws in the final minute, and Georgetown surged in the second half to beat DePaul, 78-72, on Tuesday.

The Hoyas (11-5, 3-2 Big East) also got 11 points from Jabril Trawick and made 26 of 32 free throws.

Myke Henry led DePaul (9-9, 3-2) with 17 points. Billy Garrett Jr. had 16 points, Jamee Crockett scored 12, and Aaron Simpson added 11.

Georgetown led 44-39 at halftime, but DePaul used a 14-5 second-half run to pull ahead, 49-47.

The Hoyas made seven consecutive free throws, and Smith-Rivera added a layup and a jumper for a 70-60 lead with 3:42 left. Simpson pulled the Blue Demons within 72-68 with a long 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, but Smith-Rivera put DePaul away from the line.

Georgetown only made one field goal in the final four minutes, but made eight of 12 free throws in that stretch.

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