No. 5 G'town Bests 'Bama

No. 12 Pitt holds off Duquesne, No. 18 Clemson takes down East Carolina
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2007 9:53 PM CST
Georgetown's Roy Hibbert (55) takes it to the basket over Alabama defenders Justin Knox (40), Mykal Riley (1) and Richard Hendrix, rear, in the first half of a college basketball game at the Birmingham...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 5 Georgetown used a 14-1 run late in the second half to overtake and beat upset-minded Alabama 70-60. The Crimson Tide led at the break and for periods during the second half but the Hoyas, led by DaJuan Summers’ 18 points and nine rebounds, proved too strong. Richard Hendrix scored 17 points and grabbed nine boards for Alabama, reports the AP. Elsewhere in men’s basketball:

  • No. 12 Pittsburgh got all they could handle from crosstown rival Duquesne but held off the Dukes for the 73-68 win. Sam Young had 23 points and five rebounds to lead the Panthers.
  • Clemson freshman Terrence Oglesby hit six three-pointers and scored 22 points to guide the No. 18 Tigers past East Carolina 82-67.