WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freshman Jeff Green scored 10 of his 16 points
in the second half, and Georgetown rallied from a 12-point deficit
to beat Rutgers 62-55 Tuesday.
The Hoyas closed the game with a 32-15 run, scoring more points
(20) in the final seven minutes than they did in the entire first
half (18). Green led the comeback with six of his 10 rebounds and
four of his five blocks after halftime.
Brandon Bowman overcame six turnovers with 11 points and 11
rebounds for the Hoyas (10-4, 2-1), who outrebounded Rutgers 26-9
in the second half.
Juel Wiggan scored a career-high 23 points for the Scarlet
Knights (6-6, 0-2) in his first start of the season. Wiggan started
for leading scorer Quincy Douby, who was benched by coach Gary
Waters for the first five minutes for unspecified reasons.
Douby added 13 points, but Rutgers was hurt by a poor shooting
night from Ricky Shields, who went 2-for-15 from the field and
finished with eight points.
The beginning of the game was a mess, with both teams combining
for seven turnovers and just three points in the first five
minutes. Rutgers committed three turnovers in its first three
possessions, matching the number it had in the entire game when it
tied a Big East record for fewest turnovers in an overtime loss to
Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The Scarlet Knights opened a double-digit lead after two
3-pointers and another long jumper from Douby and pulled ahead by
12 late in the first half. Rutgers led 26-18 at halftime, taking
advantage of Georgetown's 0-for-9 shooting from 3-point range and
the Hoyas' 10 first-half turnovers. Bowman had five turnovers at
Rutgers led 40-30 in the second half when Georgetown began a
14-4 run that tied the game with 5:42 remaining. The Hoyas took
their first lead, 50-47, on Darrel Owens' 3-pointer with 3:12 to