MBB Minute: Hoyas Knock Off Michigan State at MSG

Bryce Cotton scored 28 points to pace Providence to Saturday's win at DePaul.

Bryce Cotton scored 28 points to pace Providence to Saturday's win at DePaul.

Feb. 2, 2014

Georgetown ended its five-game losing streak with an impressive 64-60 win over No. 7/6 Michigan State in the second game of the Super Saturday Doubleheader on FOX Sports 1 at Madison Square Garden.

Hoya guard Markel Starks helped steer the Hoya ship with 16 points four assists.

"I thought they manhandled us," said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo after the game.

In the opener, St. John's continued its impressive streak of late, defeating Marquette 74-59. D'Angelo Harrison led the Red Storm with 27 points, which included 6-of-11 from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles got a team-high 14 points from guard Derrick Wilson.

Seton Hall recorded its third road win of the BIG EAST season, defeating Xavier 68-60 at the Cintas Center. The versatile Fuquan Edwin led the way with 18 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Musketeers, who were 12-0 at home, were led by Semaj Christon's game-high 21 points.

Providence improved to 6-3 in the BIG EAST and moved into third place with a 77-72 win at DePaul. Bryce Cotton pumped in 28 points for the winning Friars. The 6-3 league record is the best PC mark at the halfway point of the league season since going 6-3 in 2008-09.

Villanova was the other BIG EAST team in a non-conference contest. The Wildcats pulled away in the second half and won 90-74 at Temple. The win gave Villanova the local Philadelphia Big 5 title. The Wildcats went 4-0 against Saint Joseph's, La Salle, Pennsylvania and the Owls and won each game by at least 16 points.