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UConn attempted to get back into the game on several occasions, cutting the Hoyas’ lead to six midway through the second half, but Georgetown responded each time, most emphatically when Sims threw down a tomahawk dunk with 5:44 left to give the Hoyas a 51-39 advantage that was far greater than the 12-point lead would indicate.

“It felt good,” Sims said. “It was definitely a momentum shift and made the crowd come alive.”