Despite surrendering a 15-point lead at the half Villanova pulled out an 82-77 victory over Georgetown this afternoon at the Wachovia Center.
Behind 27 points from Scottie Reynolds, the Wildcats improved to 16-1 (5-0) and ends a 5-game skid against the Washington DC school.
'Nova shot poorly from the floor in the second half (including going 6 and a half minutes without scoring a basket), but Georgetown's lack of roster depth and foul trouble proved to be too much for the Hoyas to overcome.
Maalik Wayns and Reggie Redding each had 11 points for 'Nova. Corey Fisher added 10.
Greg Monroe led Georgetown with 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Villanova returns to action on Wednesday night at the RAC when the take on Rutgers.
Closest to the Pin Results: With the Cat’s winning 82-77, we congratulate eight VUH readers who took medals. Gold Medals: ramon usategui (81-77) and Ed '77 (82-78), earning 5 points each; Silver Medals: Tommyboy (81-78) and CJ (83-78), earning 3 points each; Bronze Medals: rise (84-76), jm (81-75), dj (79-77) and NovaCat94 (82-74), earning 1 point each. The 44 readers now on our Leader Board after twelve rounds are posted here.