Calhoun gets 700th win as UConn rolls
Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Charlie Villanueva scored a game-high 24 points
and Jim Calhoun posted his 700th career victory in UConn’s 83-64 win over
Georgetown at Gampel Pavilion.
Rudy Gay netted 20 points for the 15th-ranked Huskies (20-6, 12-3 Big East),
who have won five straight and will battle No. 13 Syracuse on Saturday. Marcus
Williams contributed 11 points in the historic win.
Calhoun is the 19th coach in Division I history to reach the 700-win plateau
and he improved to 700-308 in his 33rd season on the sideline. He is 452-171
in 19 seasons at UConn and was 248-137 in 14 years at Northeastern.
Georgetown, meanwhile, was led by Jeff Green’s 17 points and six boards. Roy
Hibbert chipped in 12 points for the Hoyas (16-10, 8-7), who have lost four in
a row. Georgetown will face Providence on Saturday.
After Brandon Bowman’s 1-of-2 free throws pulled Georgetown within 28-24, the
Huskies ripped off 11 straight points for a 39-24 advantage with 1:15 left in
the first half. Gay scored the last eight points of the run.
UConn then headed to the break with a 41-26 cushion. Gay led all scorers at
halftime with 16 points, while Green paced the Hoyas with 10 points.
Williams’ layup less than five minutes into the second half staked UConn to a
53-32 lead. The Huskies later made it 79-56 on a Villanueva hook shot with
four minutes left in the game. Georgetown had no chance for a comeback and
suffered its ninth straight loss to the Huskies.