- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 21, 2002

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
HIGH-LEVEL FAN: Secretary of State Colin Powell sat baseline for the game. Powell is a member of Howard's Board of Trustees.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Georgetown power forward Mike Sweetney is leaving the Big East in the dust as far as double-doubles are concerned. Sweetney, who posted his fourth of the season against Howard, is the conference's active career double-doubles leader with 26, and it's not even close. Sweetney, a consensus first-team preseason All-American, has doubled his nearest league rivals, Connecticut center Emeka Okafor and Boston College guard Ryan Sidney, who have 12.
GRAND MOMENT: Ron Williamson, Howard's senior shooting guard, scored the 1,000th point of his career on a 10-foot jumper late in the first half. Georgetown deployed a fullcourt zone press with 2:13 left in the half, which was easily broken with two passes. Williamson received the ball just inside the foul line and quickly pulled up for his milestone basket.
HOWARD'S NBA BLOODLINES: Howard starting point guard Louis Ford is the younger brother of former NBA guard and Michigan standout Rumeal Robinson. Injured Bison forward Bilal Russell is the nephew of former NBA great Cazzie Russell. Russell was diagnosed with a heart problem before the season and has not been cleared to play.
Ken Wright


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