No. 5 G'town Survives Early Scare From Old Dominion

No. 10 Michigan State, No. 23 Xavier also win
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 9:38 PM CST
Georgetown's Vernon Macklin (1) works the ball against Old Dominions Frank Hassell, right, during the first half of a college men's basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at the Ted Constant Convocation...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Early in the first half it looked like No. 5 Georgetown risked losing to Old Dominion for a second consecutive year, but the Hoyas pulled away fairly quickly to earn a 66-48 win. The Monarchs' Gerald Lee had 16 first half points and eight rebounds, but he couldn’t keep up with Hoya big man Roy Hibbert over the long haul, reports the AP. In other Top 25 action:

  • Goran Suton scored 16 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead No. 10 Michigan State to a convincing 81-58 victory over No. 24 North Carolina State. J.J. Hickson scored 21 points in the losing effort.
  • No. 23 Xavier scored 51 points in the first half as the Musketeers cruised to a 93-68 victory over Oakland. Josh Duncan led Xavier with 18 points.