By Sally Fahey
Cam Whitmore’s 19 points and 10 rebounds paced Villanova’s 80-48 win over Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Conference Tournament.
Justin Moore scored 13 points with four 3-pointers for the sixth-seeded Wildcats (17-15), who will take on third-seeded Creighton in tonight’s quarterfinals. Brandon Slater, Brendan Hausen and Mark Armstrong added 10 points apiece.
Primo Spears finished with 17 points, seven assists and two steals for the 11th-seeded Hoyas (7-25). Jay Heath added eight points and eight rebounds for Georgetown. Brandon Murray also finished with eight points.