Georgetown 79

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Penn State 78

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 23, 2003

    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania

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    GTWN 33 4679
    PSU 42 3678

    Georgetown 79, Penn State 78

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Ashanti Cook hit a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left to bring Georgetown back from a 13-0 deficit for a 79-78 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

    With the score tied at 77, Brandon Cameron hit the second of two free throws to give the Nittany Lions (0-1) the lead with 2.2 seconds left.

    But Cameron fouled Cook while diving for the inbounds pass, sending Cook to the line, where he hit both free throws. Georgetown (2-0) deflected Penn State's inbounds pass, and time expired before the Nittany Lions could put up a shot.

    The Hoyas trailed 76-72 when Cook hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to pull within one point with 23.7 seconds left. Marlon Smith hit a free throw to make it 77-75, but Darrel Owens tied the game at 77 on a wide-open layup.

    Brandon Bowman led Georgetown with 19 points, and Cook scored 17. Gerald Riley scored 12 points for the Hoyas, and Owens and Ray Reed each had 10.

    Bowman's 3-pointer started a 16-4 Georgetown run in the second half, and his free throw with 7:22 left gave the Hoyas their first lead of the game, 62-61. An earlier Bowman 3-pointer capped a 13-4 Georgetown run to open the second half and tied the game at 46 with 16:49 left.

    Penn State opened the game with a 13-0 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Smith, and never trailed in the first half. Ndu Egekeze's tip-in at the buzzer gave the Nittany Lions a 42-33 lead at halftime.

    Jan Jagla had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Penn State. Egekeze scored 13 points. Cameron had 12.

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