- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2002

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Mike Sweetney and Wesley Wilson combined for 37 points last night as Georgetown kept its NCAA hopes alive with an 87-77 victory over West Virginia.
The Hoyas (17-10, 8-7 Big East) must beat Rutgers in their last game and win twice in the Big East tournament to get into the NCAA tournament.
West Virginia (8-19, 1-14) has been eliminated from postseason play after losing eight straight.
Sweetney scored 20 points and added 17 rebounds to record his 15th double-double of the season.
Wilson added 17 points and Gerald Riley had 16.
Georgetown led by just three at the half, 36-33. A 12-2 run midway through the second half blew the game open. Leading 42-40, the Hoyas pushed ahead with seven fastbreak points, and West Virginia never got closer than eight points afterward.
Chris Moss finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers on Senior Night. Chaz Briggs came off the bench to score 14 points.
West Virginia has lost eight consecutive games and 17 of its last 18.
West Virginia center Chris Garnett was suspended before the game for a violation of team rules. Lionel Armstead also did not play because of a suspension.

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