Weekend College Basketball Report
Robert P. Stephens II | 12/14/2009, 10:52 a.m.
The Georgetown Hoyas, ranked no. 15 in the U.S., traveled to California to face the # 17 ranked Huskies from the University of Washington and came away with a 74-66 win at the Honda Center.
The Hoyas led by one at the half, 30-29, as each team took turns sharing the lead. In the first half the score was tied nine times and there were four lead changes.
The Hoyas stayed in the game the first half despite shooting 31.3 percent from the floor. Georgetown dominated in the paint outscoring the Huskies 16-8. The Hoyas had nine turnovers to 11 for the Huskies.In the second half, the Hoyas continued to pound the ball inside, outscoring the Huskies 44-37. Julian Vaughn led the Hoyas on 6-for-7 shooting from the floor. Georgetown shot 61.6 percent from the field and with 13:55 remaining in the game, the Hoyas held a 51-31 lead as they went on a 20-2 run in the first six minutes. The Huskies came back with a spurt of their own to cut the lead to 68-58.
Five Hoyas finished in double figures with Vaughn leading the way with 18 points while grabbing 7 rebounds. Center Greg Monroe chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds. Guards Chris Wright (13 points) Austin Freeman (11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) and Jason Clarke 13 points all played key roles in the Hoya win. The Hoyas are now 8-0 on the season.
The Colonials of George Washington captured their seventh win of the season with a last second jumper by sophomore Tony Taylor to edged Towson 73-69. GW was coming off a tough loss to Providence earlier in the week and found themselves in a battle to the end.
The Colonials led 39-31 at the half, but the Tigers kept the game close never allowing the Colonials to pull away. Senior Damien Hollis led GW with 13 points and freshman Tim Johnson chipped in with 12. The Colonials are now 7-2 on the season.
The Howard University Bison are off to a 1-8 start after their conference win over Hampton in New York. The Bison are led in scoring by 6€3€ sophomore Calvin Thompson. The New Orleans native, who was a high school teammate of Georgetown€s Greg Monroe, leads the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game.
The Terrapins of Maryland improved their record to 6-3 with a hard fought 83-72 win over Eastern Kentucky at the Comcast Center. Greivis Vasquez led all scorers with 20 points on 7-14 shooting. Senior Landon Milbourne followed Vasquez lead with 19 points and 6 rebounds. The Terps out-rebounded their opponent, 39-29.