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With the Georgetown defense in control and the Hoyas committing their program low in turnovers under Thompson, there was little chance of a repeat of its 80-67 loss at Xavier on Jan. 15. In that game, Georgetown failed to score in the final 6 minutes as they blew a 17-point, second-half lead.

“That is unbelievable,” Starks said of the Hoyas’ three miscues. “I think we just took great care of the basketball today. I also think our attention to detail was there. We’ve missed that at times through the year, but it was a joy to play today. If we can sustain that effort and level of competitiveness every day, then we are going to do big things.”

It was the most decisive conference win for Georgetown since a 61-39 victory over Syracuse on Mar. 9 of last year.