The Hoyas (16-6, 8-3 Big East) beat West Virginia (14-8, 4-7)
for the seventh time in nine games by going on a late 7-0 run and
holding off a late rally by the Mountaineers.
Kevin Pittsnogle scored 10 for West Virginia, which trailed
61-54 with 1:26 to play after the Georgetown spurt. John Beilein
hit a 3-pointer and Tyrone Sally made a layup to cut it to 61-59
with 30 seconds left. The Mountaineers had a chance to foul
Georgetown guard Ray Reed -- a 61 percent free throw shooter in the
backcourt -- but instead Reed beat the pressure with a pass ahead to
Green, who found Bowman cutting to the rim for a layup.
The Hoyas, who shot 56 percent in the game, held West Virginia
to just a free throw the rest of the way.
Green and Bowman combined for 27 in the second half, and during
one 11-minute stretch scored all 20 of Georgetown's points to help
the Hoyas take a 52-48 lead with 6:33 to play.
Beilein tied the game at 54 with a 3-pointer for West Virginia,
which led 29-26 at halftime and forced Georgetown into 18
turnovers. However, the Mountaineers went more than four minutes in
between 3-pointers from Beilein to allow Georgetown to make its
Ashanti Cook had 12 points for the Hoyas, who outrebounded West
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