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College Basketball | Hoyas put away the Tide at finish

DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds and No. 5 Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama, 70-60, last night in Birmingham, Ala., in the SEC/Big East Invitational.

DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds and No. 5 Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama, 70-60, last night in Birmingham, Ala., in the SEC/Big East Invitational.

The Hoyas (6-0) went on a 14-1 run after the Crimson Tide (4-3) briefly took the lead in the final minutes, giving up only a free throw before allowing a last-second basket in the final four minutes.

Georgetown turned up the defensive heat against an Alabama team relying heavily on freshmen, forcing bad passes and tough shots.

Roy Hibbert added 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots for The Hoyas.

Jessie Sapp added 12 points and Alabama native Jonathan Wallace scored 11 for the Hoyas.

In the second game, West Virginia (6-1) sailed past Auburn (4-2), 88-59, behind 28 points by Alex Ruoff.

Kansas 85, Eastern Washington 47 -

In Lawrence, Kan., Darrell Arthur (15 points, 6 rebounds) and Darnell Jackson (17 points, 9 rebounds) dominated inside and the No. 3 Jayhawks (8-0) romped past the undersized and outmanned Eagles (3-7).

Texas 88, North Texas 72 -

D.J. Augustin had 29 points and 10 assists and the No. 4 Longhorns (8-0) ran past the Eagles (5-2) in Austin, Texas.

Josh White led North Texas with 28 points.

Pittsburgh 73, Duquesne 68 -

Levance Fields scored four consecutive points in the final minute and the unbeaten No. 12 Panthers (8-0) held off a frantic rally by the city rival Dukes (6-2) in Pittsburgh.

Pitt's Sam Young had 23 points and five rebounds to counter Shawn James' 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for Duquesne, which never led.

Clemson 82, East Carolina 67 -

In Greenville, N.C., freshman Terrence Oglesby hit six three-pointers and scored a season-high 22 points to help the No. 18 Tigers (8-0) cruise past the Pirates (3-5).

Sam Hinnant scored 16 points to lead East Carolina.

Xavier 79, Creighton 66 -

In Cincinnati, Drew Lavender scored a season-high 28 points and the No. 21 Musketeers (7-1) knocked off the previously undefeated Bluejays (5-1).

Vanderbilt 83, Wake Forest 80 -

A.J. Ogilvy made a hook shot with 30 seconds to play and then hit two free throws to lift the No. 23 Commodores (8-0) over the Demon Deacons (5-2) in Nashville, Tenn.

Ogilvy had 23 points and Shan Foster tied a season-high with 26 points. Harvey Hale and James Johnson led Wake Forest with 18 points apiece.


Syracuse 70, Virginia 68 -

In Charlottesville, Va., Donte Green scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 9:42 as the Orange (6-2) handed the Cavaliers (6-2) only their second loss in 22 games at their new arena.

Rutgers 90, Lafayette 79 -

J.R. Inman scored a career-high 26 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Scarlet Knights (6-2) over the Leopards (5-3) in Piscataway, N.J.

Andrew Brown had 17 points to lead Lafayette.

Cheyney 58, Philadelphia University 56 -

Robbie Simpson tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer to lead the Wolves (2-2) past the host Rams (3-6) in overtime. Mike Dunn led the Rams with 15 points and Tyrone Smith had 15 for Cheyney, including a long three-pointer to tie the game with three seconds left in regulation.

Gwynedd-Mercy 90, Rutgers-Camden 72 -

Tom Keenan had 14 points to lead the Griffins (6-1) past the Raptors (2-5) in Camden.

Ursinus 69, Franklin and Marshall 50 -

John Noonan scored 19 points to lead the Bears (5-1, 3-0) past the Diplomats (3-4, 1-2) in a Centennial Conference game in Collegeville.

Muhlenberg 80, Swarthmore 62 -

Steve Wolf had 10 points but the Garnets (2-4, 0-3) lost the Centennial Conference game to the Muhls (3-3, 2-1) in Allentown.

Haverford 71, Washington 51 -

Chaz Thomas scored 15 pointsas the Fords (3-5, 2-1) beat the Shoremen (2-5, 0-3) in the Centennial Conference.

Bowie State 73, Lincoln 54 -

Dante Blanton-Holcombe scored 16 but the Lions (0-7) fell to the visiting Bulldogs, ending a 25-game home-court winning streak.

Rowan 101, Neumann 89 -

Matt Byrnes scored a game-high 37 points to lead the Profs (4-1) over the Knights (3-4) at Glassboro.

Evansville 53, Princeton 32 -

In Evansville, Ind., Shy Ely had 12 points and eight rebounds and Jason Holsinger scored 11 to lead the Purple Aces (2-4) over the Tigers (2-6).

Noah Savage, with 12, was the only player in double figures for Princeton.

Arizona State 77, Delaware State 38 -

In Tempe, Ariz., James Harden scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half as the host Sun Devils (5-2) rolled past the Hornets (3-5).

Donald Johnson led Delaware State with 9 points.