CATCH SCRATCH BY WOEFUL GEORGETOWN — BARELY!

By Harry Allison

Caleb Daniels scored 16 points and Brandon Slater 15 as Villanova scratched by visiting Georgetown 77-73 to extend the Hoyas’ regular-season conference losing streak to 28 games.

Georgetown led 71-69 with 2:22 remaining but didn’t make another field goal the rest of the way as Villanova closed on an 8-2 run.

Slater’s steal and pass to Cam Whitmore led to a fast-break dunk with 12 seconds left for a 76-73 lead. Georgetown’s Brandon Murray was short on a 3-pointer and Villanova secured the rebound before Eric Dixon made 1 of 2 free throws to seal it.

Daniels shot 3 for 9 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 9 of 10 from the free throw line for the Wildcats (9-10, 3-5 Big East Conference). Slater shot 5 of 9 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line. Mark Armstrong recorded 14 points and went 5 of 7 from the field.

The Hoyas (5-14, 0-8) were led by Primo Spears, who posted 19 points and seven assists. Joran Riley added 18 points and six rebounds for Georgetown. Murray had 10 points.

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