Hoyas dogged by Williams and Duke
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Shelden Williams scored a career-high 26
points and blocked five shots to lead top-ranked Duke to an 85-66 victory
over Georgetown in a non-conference contest at the MCI Center.
“We had no answer for him, absolutely none,” Georgetown head coach Craig
Esherick said of Williams’ dominance.
Chris Duhon added 17 points for the Blue Devils (16-1), who have won 13 games
in a row. J.J. Redick contributed 15 points in the win.
Brandon Bowman netted 19 points to lead the Hoyas (11-4), who have lost four
of five after a 10-0 start. Ashanti Cook scored 13 points in the loss.
With the Blue Devils ahead by two, Duhon hit a three-pointer to stretch the
advantage to 21-16. The game would not be close again.
Leading 28-22, Duhon hit back-to-back three pointers to ignite a 20-2 run to
close the first half. Williams capped the spurt with his first three-pointer
of the season for a 48-24 halftime lead.
“Our defense really took over,” Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Duke shot 61-percent from the field in the opening half to take control of the
A jumper by Williams midway through the second half increased the lead to
64-31 and the Blue Devils coasted to the easy victory.
The sellout at the MCI Center was Georgetown’s first at home in the
regular season since 1996, when coach John Thompson and guard Allen Iverson
led a top-10 team that played at the now-demolished US Airways Arena.