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Hoyas hang on, defeat Louisville

WASHINGTON -- Chris Wright scored a season-high 24 points, and No. 13 Georgetown overcame a major dose of Big East ugly Monday night to get its fifth straight win, blowing an 11-point second-half lead before pulling out a 62-59 victory over No. 15 Louisville.

Wright, who was held scoreless in the Hoyas' win at then-No. 8 Villanova on Saturday, was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line, including two foul shots with 4.4 seconds left that forced the Cardinals to attempt a three-pointer to tie. Peyton Siva, who had perhaps his worst collegiate game, dribbled down the court and missed from the top of the key at the horn.

The Hoyas (17-5, 6-4) won a game that featured 32 turnovers -- 16 for each team -- but their winning streak has them in the top half of the conference standings after a 1-4 start.

Austin Freeman, who was averaging 24.3 points during the Hoyas' winning streak, was held to 13 points and committed six turnovers. He had his streak of 23 consecutive free throws end, but he did move into the top 10 on Georgetown's career scoring list.

Terrence Jennings scored 18 points for the Cardinals (17-5, 6-3), who dropped into a tie for third in the Big East. Siva committed a career-high eight turnovers in 29 minutes and scored five points on 1-for-5 shooting from the field.


Texas has no problems

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jordan Hamilton scored 20 points and No. 3 Texas rolled to an easy 69-49 win over No. 16 Texas A&M, the Longhorns' first victory in College Station since 2004.

Texas never trailed and built a 25-point lead by halftime thanks to hot shooting and their trademark stifling defense. The Aggies outscored the Longhorns by five points in the second half, but the dominant first half kept Texas (19-3, 7-0) undefeated in the Big 12.

The Aggies (17-4, 4-3) have lost three of four in a skid that began when Texas beat them, 81-60, in Austin less than two weeks ago to snap a 13-game winning streak.

B.J. Holmes had 19 points for Texas A&M.


UConn rolls to win

STORRS, Conn. -- In what was supposed to be a heavyweight matchup, only Connecticut came out swinging.

Maya Moore scored 29 points and No. 2 UConn routed Duke, 87-51, on Monday night, handing the third-ranked Blue Devils their first loss of the season.

The senior All-American also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists for the Huskies (21-1), who opened the game on a 23-2 run and ran away from the Blue Devils (20-1).

"We knew we had to have a really good start, because when you have a really good team in your place, you don't want them to think they can get in the game," Moore said.

Tiffany Hayes added 20 points for the Huskies, who have won 73 consecutive home games. It was UConn's ninth straight win since having its record 90-game win streak snapped in a loss to Stanford on Dec. 30.

Kelly Faris had 14 points, and Stefanie Dolson added eight points and 12 rebounds.

Jasmine Thomas had 13 point to lead Duke (20-1), which was making its first ever visit to Gampel Pavilion. She hit just four of her 16 shots.

"How many times can you keep letting someone punch you?" said Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie.

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