The Hoyas avenged last year's loss to the Hoyas in Memphis to extend their home winning streak to 26 games. In a game that went back and forth all the way through regulation, Georgetown exploded to a 79-70 victory after the overtime period. The 17th ranked Hoyas were out-rebounded by a wide margin, although they played standout defense and got plenty of timely buckets.
“Before the game, y’all were talking about how big they are, but we made the plays,” said the 6-foot-1 [Chris] Wright, who gave up 5 inches to [Tyreke] Evans, “so it just goes to show that size isn’t the most important thing in the game.”
DaJuan Summers led the way with 21 points and 7 rebounds with Austin Freeman contributing 18.
• The Vols are can't handle Christmas. Temple pulled off one of the day's two big upsets on the strength of 35 points from Dionte Christmas. The Owls ran away for an 88-72 victory.
• That came out of nowhere. As for the other upset, a pretty crappy UMass team stunned Kansas 61-60 in
Lawrence Kansas City. The Jayhawks could never find their shot, and the Minutemen were able to hold out for the win.
• The Buckeyes survive the Bulldogs. Gordon Hayward scored nearly half of Butler's 51 points, but it wasn't enough to get past Ohio State in Columbus. the Buckeyes won it 54-51