Shutting down an elite scorer helped No. 9 Georgetown quickly forget about its disappointing defeat by Temple.
Jason Clark scored 15 points and dominated defensively, Austin Freeman added 14 and the Hoyas rebounded with an 89-60 victory over visiting Appalachian State yesterday.
Clark clamped down on Mountaineers (3-4) guard Donald Sims, whose 27.0 average made him the second-leading scorer in Division I. Sims finished with 14 points.
"We knew we just had to be aggressive with [Sims]," Clark said. "We knew we couldn't let him get his shots off. We had to come to him and bring the defense to him."
Hollis Thompson and Nate Lubick added 11 points each and Chris Wright matched a career high with 12 assists for the Hoyas (9-1), whose 27 assists matched their highest total since John Thompson III took over before the 2004 season.
In other games:
* At Ohio State, Jared Sullinger scored 17 points and No. 2 Ohio State (8-0) beat turnover-prone Western Carolina, 85-60.
* At Illinois, Mike Tisdale and D.J. Richardson scored 14 points each to lead the No. 16 Illini (10-1) past Northern Colorado (4-4), 86-76.
* At Tulsa, Douglas Davis hit a jumper with 14 seconds left in the second overtime to give Princeton (7-3) an 82-78 victory over the Golden Hurricanes (4-5). Kareem Maddox scored a season-high 31 points for the Tigers.
* At Virginia Tech, Malcolm Delaney scored 18 points, leading the Hokies (5-4) to a 79-69 victory over Penn State (7-2), who was led by Talor Battle's 26.
* At Duquesne, Jonnie West rallied West Virginia (7-2) with all 10 of his points in the second half of a 64-61 win over the Dukes (4-4).
* At UNC-Wilmington, freshman Tanner Milson scored 18 points and hit five of the Seahawks' (4-4) 14 three-pointers in an 81-69 rout of Wake Forest (5-4).
* At Maryland, Biko Paris scored 22 points and Boston College (8-2) defeated Maryland (7-4) 79-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
* At Florida State, Deividas Dulkys hit three critical three-pointers in the second half to lead Florida State 7-2, 1-0 ACC) to a 75-69 victory over Clemson (5-4, 0-1).