Villanova defeats Georgetown, keeps winning streak intact
Villanova, PA (Sports Network) – Randy Foye scored 22 points and added eight
rebounds as fourth-ranked Villanova remained hot with a 75-65 win over 17th-
ranked Georgetown at The Pavilion.
Allan Ray netted 20 points and hit on 5-of-10 from three-point range for the
Wildcats (21-2, 11-1 Big East), who extended their winning streak to 10 games.
Kyle Lowry added 13 points in the win.
More importantly, Villanova avoided any kind of letdown as the squad was
coming off a thrilling 69-64 win on Monday over top-ranked Connecticut.
Roy Hibbert tallied a double-double with 20 points and 12 boards to go along
with three blocks for the Hoyas (17-7, 8-5), who put their top-25 status in
jeopardy by dropping their third straight game.
Ashanti Cook netted 16 points while Jeff Green added 15 points, six rebounds
and six assists in defeat.
After a close first half that saw Villanova hold a slim 30-28 lead after 20
minutes, the teams traded leads early in the second half and Green’s three-
pointer put the Hoyas ahead 38-37 just 4:01 into the frame.
Foye then sparked an 8-1 spurt with three free throws to put Villanova ahead
45-39 as the Wildcats began to take control. Later, a trey by Mike Nardi
followed with a layup by Will Sheridan staked Nova to a 53-43 edge with 10:28
Georgetown got within five at 57-52 with 7:23 left after a layup from Jessie
Sapp and a 5-0 run by the Hoyas later pulled them to within 59-57 with 5:37
remaining. A three-point play by Lowry though, restored Villanova’s five-point
edge at 62-57.
A conversion from behind the arc by Ray increased Villanova’s lead to 67-59
with 3:21 remaining and Ray later netted four points in a row to extend the
lead to 71-62 with 1:55 left to play as Villanova began to pull away to clinch
the home court victory.
Georgetown took an early 7-3 advantage in the game, but Villanova countered
with a 12-0 run that included back-to-back three-pointers by Ray and Lowry to
go ahead 15-7 with 14:14 remaining in the first half. However, the Hoyas then
knocked down two treys to get within two.
The two teams battled closely for the rest of the opening half and, down
30-25, Georgetown netted the last three points of the frame, all on Roy
Hibbert free throws, to close within 30-28.
Nardi ended with 11 points and Sheridan added nine points and six rebounds…
Sapp finished with six points and four boards…Georgetown still leads the
all-time series 35-26…Georgetown shot 49 percent from the floor to
Villanova’s 44 percent, but the Wildcats made four more three-pointers then