Georgetown Prevails Over Canes

Mike Sweetney scored 24 points and Gerald Riley added 19 to lead Georgetown to a 74-72 win over Miami on Saturday. Tony Bethel had 12 and Victor Samnick added 10 for the Hoyas (12-11, 4-8 Big East), who moved half a game ahead of Rutgers for sixth place in the West Division of the conference. The seventh-place team in each division does not qualify for the Big East Tournament.

James Jones scored 18 points for the Hurricanes (10-13, 3-9), who remained in last place in the East Division, half a game behind Virginia Tech.

Trailing 73-72 with about 27 seconds to play, Miami's Eric Wilkins stole the ball but turned it right back over as the Hurricanes squandered an opportunity to take the lead.

Georgetown's Brandon Bowman made one of two free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining. Miami had one last chance, but Armondo Surratt missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The game went back and forth for most of the second half with the largest lead at six. The Hoyas led 71-65 with 1:52 remaining after Bethel made one of two free throws.

The Hurricanes struggled from the line, hitting 16 of 27 (59 percent), while the Hoyas connected on 23 of 33 (70 percent).

Georgetown also benefited from 24 Miami turnovers, despite giving it away 20 times themselves.

The Hurricanes had five players in double figures, including Darius Rice (12), Robert Hite (15), Surratt (11) and Rodrigue Djahue (10).

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