12:00 PM ET, February 6, 2010
Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Hoyas hand Nova first Big East loss; Freeman, Clark combine for 49
WASHINGTON -- One week earlier, President Barack Obama was in attendance. On Saturday, 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 (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) 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.
O'Neil: Hoyas Hold Promise
With a blizzard outside, Georgetown displayed a flurry of offensive options en route to a win over No. 2 Villanova. For the second straight Saturday, the Hoyas proved they belong among national title contenders. Story
• Georgetown scored 100-plus points against Villanova for the second time in school history as the Hoyas bounced back from their loss to South Florida. The Hoyas have won seven of nine against ranked opponents.
• Of Georgetown's seven players, five scored in double figures, including a game-high 25 from Austin Freeman and a career-high 24 from Jason Clark. Georgetown tied a season-high with 10 3-pointers.
• The Hoyas continued their success at home with their 12th win of 14 overall and sixth of seven against conference opponents.
• Villanova suffered its first loss in the conference after starting a school best 9-0, and ended an 11-game win streak and seven-game conference road win streak. Villanova's Corey Fisher and Scottie Reynolds each finished with 24 points in the loss.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 06: Exterior view of Verizon Center during the snow storm before a college basketball game...(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-69 (.464)||27-48 (.563)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-28 (.321)||10-19 (.526)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-23 (.739)||39-50 (.780)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||38 (1/0)||20 (0/0)|
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Big East Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#6 West Virginia||13-5||27-6|
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