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Georgetown's Nate Lubick (34) drives past Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Georgetown's Nate Lubick (34) drives past Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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