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Villanova Victorious Over Georgetown, 75-60

Feb 5, 2004

Final Stats

WASHINGTON (AP)- Curtis Sumpter scored 24 points and Derrick Snowden hit three straight 3-pointers during a 19-2 second-half run that helped Villanova beat Georgetown 75-60 Thursday night.

Sumpter, who scored just nine in Monday's loss to No. 3 St. Joseph's, held the Wildcats (13-8, 5-3 Big East) together on offense by scoring 15 of Villanova's 19 points over the final 6:06 of the first half and the opening 6:47 of the second.

The final six of those points started the pivotal run that continued even without Sumpter, who picked up his fourth foul with 11:51 to play in the game.

Snowden's third straight 3-pointer was followed by a Randy Foye layup that gave Villanova a 56-42 lead.

Brandon Bowman scored 18 points to lead the Hoyas (12-6, 3-5), who have lost six of eight.

The Hoyas allowed Villanova to shoot 51 percent from the floor, including three straight dunks to Jason Fraser to open the game that helped the Wildcats, now 9-0 when leading at halftime, build a 32-31 halftime lead.

Bowman scored four of Georgetown's first eight second-half points to put Georgetown ahead 40-37, the final lead the Hoyas would have before the 19-2 onslaught.

There were few signs that either team had such a run in them as neither team led by more than six in the first half, a lead Villanova erased in 47 seconds.

The second half opened with more of the same, as each of the first five baskets after halftime caused lead changes.