Greg Monroe had 24 points and 15 rebounds - both career highs - to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 72-65 victory over No. 22 Butler last night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Monroe, last season's Big East rookie of the year, recorded his third double-double of the season as the Hoyas (7-0) used their size advantage to control the paint at both ends.
Georgetown finished with a 43-30 rebound advantage, outscored the Bulldogs (6-3) by 30-16 inside, and held Butler forward Matt Howard to nine points on 1-of-9 shooting.
The Hoyas' Austin Freeman was 4 of 5 from three-point range and added 18 points.
Gordon Hayward had 24 points for Butler.
Texas Tech 80, Texas Christian 70 - John Roberson scored eight of his 21 points in a game-turning run that finally put the No. 23 Red Raiders (9-0) ahead as they overcame an early 14-point deficit against the Horned Frogs (5-4) in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Red Raiders played their first game as a ranked team since the end of the 2004-05 season and the first for Pat Knight since he succeeded father Bob as coach in February 2008. They are off to their best start in seven decades, since a 12-0 start in 1929-30.
Zvonko Buljan had 24 points and 10 rebounds for TCU.
Elsewhere: Jeff Brooks had 14 points and five rebounds to lead Penn State to a 58-42 win over winless Maryland-Baltimore County in State College, Pa. . . . Chris Johnson had 14 points and Dayton held off a furious second-half rally by George Mason in a 56-55 win in Fairfax, Va. . . . Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 20 points as Northern Iowa beat visiting Iowa, 67-50, in Cedar Falls.
Notre Dame 96, Indiana/Purdue-Fort Wayne 60 -
Becca Bruszewski had 18 points and five assists and Lindsay Schrader added 14 points and eight rebounds, leading the No. 3 Fighting Irish (8-0) over the Mastodons (2-5) in South Bend, Ind.
The Irish, playing with their highest ranking in five seasons, are off to their best start since going 23-0 and winning the national championship in 2000-01. They dominated inside, outscoring the Mastodons by 62-12 in the paint and outrebounding them by 39-27.
Texas A&M 108, North Texas 49 - Tanisha Smith scored 16 points, and the No. 10 Aggies (7-0) showed no signs of fatigue in its fourth game in seven days, routing the visiting Mean Green (3-7) in College Station, Texas.
It was the largest margin of victory for the Aggies, who outscored North Texas by 54-11 in points off turnovers. The Aggies have won their first seven games by an average of 29 points.
North Carolina 74, Radford 48 - Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 15 points as the No. 11 Tar Heels (7-1) beat the Highlanders in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Italee Lucas and Waltiea Rolle added 11 points apiece for the Tar Heels, who overcame a season-high 26 turnovers by shooting a season-high 56.6 percent from the floor.
Temple 54, Hampton 51 - Jasmine Stone posted career highs with 15 points and 19 rebounds as the Owls (7-1) rallied in the closing minutes to beat the Pirates (2-5) in a nonconference game in Hampton, Va.
Delaware 52, Maine 50 - Freshman Elena Delle Donne hit a jump shot with 1.1 seconds left to give the Blue Hens (4-3) a win over the Black Bears (2-5) in a nonconference game in Orono, Maine. She finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
Elsewhere: Meredith Mitchell scored a career-high 17 points to help No. 13 Georgia overcome a sluggish start and beat Tennessee State, 71-50, in Athens, Ga. . . . Taneisha Harrison had a career-high 27 points, and No. 15 Pittsburgh remained unbeaten with a 77-52 home win over Valparaiso. . . . Monica Wright scored 30 points and sparked a first-half run of 22 straight points by No. 19 Virginia in a 74-43 win over Furman in Charlottesville, Va. . . . Amanda Jennings had 21 points for Rowan in an 86-74 loss to Penn State-Berks in Reading.