No. 5 Hoyas Shut Down Notre Dame

Vanderbilt breaks losing streak, Villanova handles Syracuse
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2008 4:56 PM CST
Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody is surrounded by Georgetown defenders DaJuan Summers, left, Roy Hibbert, second from right, and Jessie Sapp, right, during the first half of their college basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 5 Georgetown bounced back from its first Big East defeat to beat Notre Dame 84-65 today, reports the Associated Press. Roy Hibbert led the way with 21 points and five assists, but the 7-foot-2 Hibbert contributed the most on defense as his presence in the middle helped hold the Irish to 32.8 percent shooting. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 16 Vanderbilt broke a two-game losing streak with a 92-76 SEC win over LSU behind 18 points each from Alex Gordon and Shan Foster.
  • No. 25 Villanova pulled away late from short-handed Syracuse for an 81-71 Big East win. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 25 points. The Orange only had eight scholarship players.