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Big East rookie of year Billy Garrett Jr. helps last-place DePaul surprise Georgetown, 60-56

  • DePaul guard Brandon Young (20) drives past Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big East men's tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. DePaul defeated Georgetown 60-56. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    DePaul guard Brandon Young (20) drives past Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big East men's tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. DePaul defeated Georgetown 60-56. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, left, argues with the referee during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball game against DePaul in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, left, argues with the referee during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball game against DePaul in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick (55) and DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. (5) chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big East men's tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. DePaul defeated Georgetown 60-56. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick (55) and DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. (5) chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big East men's tournament at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in New York. DePaul defeated Georgetown 60-56. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

Billy Garrett Jr. scored 17 points, including the clinching free throws, and DePaul surprised Georgetown 60-56 on Wednesday night for only its second Big East tournament victory.

Forrest Robinson snapped a second-half tie with consecutive 3-pointers and had 14 points for the 10th-seeded Blue Demons (12-20), who finished in last place during the regular season. After ending a 14-game losing streak to the Hoyas, DePaul will play Thursday night in the quarterfinals against second-seeded Creighton, ranked No. 14 in the nation.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 21 points to pace the seventh-seeded Hoyas (17-14), who were hoping a run to the championship game at Madison Square Garden could still squeeze them into the NCAA tournament after a disappointing season.

Those dreams were dashed with Georgetown's first loss to DePaul since January 1994.