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With each minute that dribbled away, Chris Wright became more nervous.
As the final seconds drained away, Jason Clark's head hung low as he bit his jersey near center court at Madison Square Garden. On the bench, Julian Vaughn stared straight ahead, a white towel draped over his lap. And John Thompson III, the Georgetown basketball coach, thrust his hands deep into his pockets and didn't move.
Wearing a crisp suit and bandaged left hand, the easy answer could be found on the Georgetown basketball team’s bench.
Cincinnati beat a Top 25 team on the road for the first time in seven years Wednesday night, holding Georgetown to four field goals in the second half in a 58-46 win over the No. 11 Hoyas.
Chris Wright scored 20 points, Austin Freeman added 17 despite limping badly off the court in the first half, and No. 11 Georgetown survived the run-'em-ragged strategy of Marquette coach Buzz Williams to win its eighth straight game, beating the Golden Eagles 69-60 Sunday.
Austin Freeman had 14 points to lead four Georgetown players in double figures, and the 11th-ranked Hoyas rallied late to beat No. 12 Syracuse 64-56 on Wednesday night.
When Big East preseason player of the year Austin Freeman scored 31 points in one of the most exciting college basketball games this season — Georgetown's 111-102 overtime win over Missouri last month — the Hoyas senior guard wasn't asked a single question in the interview room afterward.
When Big East preseason player of the year Austin Freeman scored 31 points in one of the most exciting college basketball games this season _ Georgetown's 111-102 overtime win over Missouri last month _ the Hoyas senior guard wasn't asked a single question in the interview room afterward.
Georgetown's latest nonconference test gave coach John Thompson III a chance to prove a point. It turns out his team doesn't need to make a bunch of 3-pointers to win a game.