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Associated Press

Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010

No. 2 Villanova left out in cold

 • No. 4 Nebraska goes 21-0
Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Georgetown's Austin Freeman, center, passes the ball between Villanova's Maurice Sutton, left, and Scottie Reynolds in the second half of last night's game.

NICK WASS | Associated Press

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WASHINGTON One week earlier, President Barack Obama was in attendance. Yesterday, the Georgetown Hoyas further displayed their drawing power by attracting more than 10,000 fans on a day when a fierce snowstorm blanketed the nation's capital.

Those who trudged through an estimated 2 feet of snow were rewarded with a game they won't soon forget.

Austin Freeman scored 25 points, Jason Clark had 24, and Georgetown forced 16 first-half turnovers in a 103-90 victory that ended No. 2 Villanova's 11-game winning streak and ruined the Wildcats' perfect Big East record.

The Hoyas (17-5, 7-4) led by as many as 23 points in the first half and 50-31 at halftime. Villanova (20-2, 9-1) cut the margin to 10 but never threatened to complete the comeback.

"That was not one of our better performances, but you've got to give Georgetown most of the credit. They jumped on us," Wildcats coach Jay Wright said. "I think just getting down like that early here and playing that team from behind is really difficult to do."

Villanova scored 59 points in the second half, but their bid to erase the deficit was blunted by Georgetown's success at the foul line. The Hoyas finished 39 of 50, and more than half of their second-half points were the result of free throws.

NO. 1 KANSAS 75, NEBRASKA 64

Cole Aldrich scored six points during a 16-1 run, helping the host Jayhawks (22-1, 8-0 Big 12) take a 55-44 lead they never lost in turning back the Cornhuskers (13-10, 1-7) to stretch their home winning streak to 55.

NO. 4 KENTUCKY 81, LSU 55

DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double, and the visiting Wildcats (22-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 42-14 lead at intermission in cruising past the Tigers (9-14, 0-9).

ILLINOIS 78, NO. 5 MICHIGAN STATE 73:

Demetri McCamey had 22 points and 11 assists and Mike Davis added 16 points to lead the host Illini (16-8, 8-3 Big Ten) to within a game of the first-place Spartans (19-5, 9-2), who played without scoring leader Kalin Lucas (sprained right ankle).

NO. 6 WEST VIRGINIA 79, ST. JOHN'S 60

Da'Sean Butler scored a season-high 33 points, hitting all seven 3-point attempts, and the visiting Mountaineers rallied from a 13-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Red Storm (12-10, 2-8) for the 10th straight time.

OKLAHOMA 80, NO. 9 TEXAS 71

Tommy Mason-Griffin scored 24 points and Cade Davis added 20 points and 10 rebounds, helping the host Sooners (13-9, 4-4 Big 12) upset the Longhorns (19-4, 5-3 Big 12) in a game dedicated to the memory of late Sooners star Wayman Tisdale.

NO. 10 DUKE 66, BOSTON COLLEGE 63

Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith scored 21 points apiece to help the visiting Blue Devils (19-4, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hold off the Eagles (12-11, 3-6), who cut a 10-point deficit to 64-63 on Reggie Jackson's 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

NO. 10 KANSAS STATE 79, IOWA STATE 75

Denis Clemente scored 30 points, including six 3-pointers, and Curtis Kelly and Jacob Pullen added 15 points each as the Wildcats (19-4, 6-3 Big 12) held off the Cyclones (13-10, 2-6) to win their fourth straight road game.

UNLV 88, NO. 12 BYU 74

Junior guard Tre'Von Willis had a career-high 33 points to lead the host Runnin' Rebels (19-4, 7-2) into a first-place tie with the Cougars (22-3, 7-2) in the Mountain West Conference in front of a sellout crowd of 18,557 at the Thomas & Mack Arena.

NO. 14 TENNESSEE 79, SOUTH CAROLINA 53

Wayne Chism scored a career-high 30 points and the Volunteers (18-4, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) raced to an early 27-12 lead and were never threatened in beating the Gamecocks (13-9, 4-4) for the sixth straight time.

NO. 15 NEW MEXICO 88, SAN DIEGO STATE 86

Darington Hobson scored eight of his 29 points in overtime, including two free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining, to lift the host Lobos (21-3, 7-2 Mountain West) over the Aztecs (16-7, 5-4).

NO. 16 WISCONSIN 62, MICHIGAN 44

Jason Bohannon scored 18 points and the visiting Badgers (18-5, 8-3 Big Ten) made 9 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half to take a 40-26 lead in rolling past the Wolverines (11-12, 4-7).

NO. 17 GONZAGA 66, MEMPHIS 58

Matt Bouldin scored 19 points, Robert Sacre added 13 points and the visiting Bulldogs (19-4) outscored the Tigers (16-7) 8-1 in the final 1:35 to win for the 11th time in the last 12 games.

GEORGIA 72, NO. 18 VANDERBILT 58

Travis Leslie scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half as the host Bulldogs (10-11, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) ended their thee game losing streak, while handing the Commodores (17-5, 6-2) their second loss in their last 13 games.

RICHMOND 71, NO. 19 TEMPLE 54

Kevin Anderson scored 16 of his 29 points in the first half when the host Spiders (18-6, 7-2 Atlantic 10) raced to 44-26 lead at intermission in beating the Owls (19-5, 7-2), who got 17 points and 19 rebounds from Lavoy Allen.

TEXAS A&M 78, NO. 20 BAYLOR 71

Bryan Davis scored 22 points and the host Aggies (17-6, 6-3 Big 12) took the lead for good at 65-64 on a free throw by Davis with 3:21 remaining to beat the Bears (17-5, 4-4 Big 12) for their third straight victory.

NO. 21 GEORGIA TECH 73, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71

Zachery Peacock scored 22 points and the host Yellow Jackets (17-6, 5-4 ACC) held off the Wolfpack (14-10, 2-7) when Julius Mays' straightaway 3-point attempt bounced off the front of the rim at the buzzer.

NO. 22 PITTSBURGH 83, SETON HALL 58

Gilbert Brown bounced back from a scoreless game with 23 points as the host Panthers (17-6, 7-4 in Big East) beat the Pirates (12-9, 3-7) and held the league's No. 2 scorer Jeremy Hazell to two points.

NO. 23 BUTLER 74, WRIGHT STATE 62

Willie Veasley scored 19 points and the host Bulldogs (20-4, 13-0 Horizon League) used a 16-2 second half run to pull away from the Raiders (15-9, 8-5) for their 12th straight victory.

NO. 24 NORTHERN IOWA 55, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 52

Adam Koch scored 21 points, including 11 straight down the stretch for a 53-47 lead as the host Panthers (21-2, 12-1 Missouri Valley) rallied past the Salukies (13-10, 5-8).

NO. 25 MISSISSIPPI 74, ALABAMA 67

Chris Warren scored 21 points and the host Rebels (17-6, 5-4 Southeastern) rallied from 19 points down to hand the Crimson Tide (13-10, 3-6) their third straight loss.

WAC

IDAHO 79, BOISE STATE 55

Luciano de Souza scored 16 points and Kashif Watson added 12 as the visiting Vandals (11-11, 3-7 Western Athletic) opened up a 26-point lead in cruising past the Broncos (11-12, 2-8).

NEW MEXICO STATE 94, SAN JOSE STATE 82

Jahmar Young scored 25 points, Jonathan Gibson had 20, and Troy Gillenwater added 19 points and 11 rebounds as the host Aggies (14-8, 7-2) held off the Spartans (12-11, 5-6).

UTAH STATE 76, NEVADA 65

Tai Wesley scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Pooh Williams added 16 points, and the host Aggies (18-6, 8-2) took a 39-35 halftime lead and the Wolf Pack (13-9, 5-4) got no closer thereafter.

ELSEWHERE

USC 54, STANFORD 49

Nikola Vucevic, whose 18th and final point came on his 14th rebound after a missed shot with 26.4 seconds left, lifted the host Trojans (14-9, 6-5 Pac-10) over the Cardinal (10-13, 4-7).

WASHINGTON STATE 78, ARIZONA 60

DeAngelo Casto scored 19 points and blocked three shots, helping the host Cougars (15-8, 5-6) knock the Wildcats (12-11, 6-5) out of a tie for first place in the Pac-10.

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