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Hoyas beat another ranked team

Isaiah Thomas slipped into the paint and tried one of his patented body-bending layups that usually work so well. Georgetown's Julian Vaughn smoothly stretched across the 5-foot-8 Washington guard's body to swat it away.

Georgetown was just too imposing for the Huskies in the Wooden Classic.

Vaughn scored a career-high 18 points, and No. 15 Georgetown pulled away in the second half for its second victory over a ranked opponent in five days, beating No. 17 Washington 74-66 on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif.

"Our guys do a really good job of figuring out where we have an advantage; and tonight, it was Jules," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said.

Greg Monroe had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hoyas (8-0), who scored 12 straight points after halftime during a 21-2 run. Playing more than 2,600 miles from home, the impressive surge a bruptly blew open a previously tight game in the annual doubleheader held to honor John Wooden, UCLA's famed 99-year-old coach.

The game also appeared to be a breakout moment for Vaughn, a junior who transferred from Florida State. The 6-9 forward did little for the Hoyas last season, and he's the only starter averaging fewer than 12 points per game this season.

"Jules is going to have a few more nights like tonight," Thompson said. "He's done a really good job being a presence for us. We just went to him, and he did what he was supposed to do."

If Vaughn plays alongside Monroe at this impressive level — with 7-of-9 shooting and seven rebounds — during the Big East schedule, the young Hoyas could be ready for a conference title run, Va ughn believes.

"The whole group has a lot of chemistry," Vaughn said. "We try to exploit matchups, but we also grind out the offense and keep it going. Everybody is looking for each other, and we're trying to find the best matchups."

Thomas scored 15 of his 21 points after halftime for the Huskies (6-2) while leading a late 15-3 run, but Washington couldn't close a 20-point deficit in the stiffest challenge of both teams' y oung seasons.

Quincy Pondexter, the only senior on either roster, scored 23 points for the Huskies, who haven't beaten a Big East team in 20 years. Washington, which made 25 turnovers, lost at Texas Tech las t week in the defending Pac-10 champions' only game away from Seattle before this weekend.

"We let up a little bit," Pondexter said. "That's all it takes to lose these games. Any slippage or breakdown on the defensive end can cost you."

GEORGETOWN (8-0): Vaughn 7-9 4-4 18, Monroe 6-14 3-7 15, Wright 4-7 5-7 13, Freeman 3-12 4-4 11, Clark 5-11 2-2 13, Thompson 1-5 2-4 4, Sanford 0-0 0-0 0, Sims 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 20-28 74.

WASHINGTON (6-2): Bryan-Amaning 2-6 1-2 5, Pondexter 10-15 3-3 23, Overton 1-4 0-0 2, Thomas 9-18 0-2 21, Turner 0-4 0-0 0, Gaddy 1-4 0-0 2, Trent 0-0 0-0 0, Suggs 1-4 2-2 5, Holiday 2-4 0-0 4, Breshers 2-2 0- 0 4, Gant 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 6-9 66.

Halftime—Georgetown 30-29. 3-Point Goals—Georgetown 2-12 (Clark 1-5, Freeman 1-5, Monroe 0-1, Wright 0-1), Washington 4-18 (Thomas 3-10, Suggs 1-3, Gaddy 0-1, Pondexter 0-1, Turner 0-3). Foul ed Out—None. Rebounds—Georgetown 34 (Monroe, Vaughn 7), Washington 38 (Bryan-Amaning 7). Assists—Georgetown 17 (Freeman 4), Washington 10 (Gaddy 3). Total Fouls—Georgetown 14, Washington 20. Tec hnical—Washington Bench. A—NA.

Top 25

No. 4 Kentucky 90, Indiana 73

KENTUCKY (10-0): Cousins 5-8 4-5 14, Patterson 9-17 1-4 19, Miller 2-7 2-2 7, Wall 4-11 2-4 11, Bledsoe 8-10 3-4 23, Dodson 4-8 1-1 10, Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 2-3 0-1 4, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Orton 1-2 0-0 2, Liggins 0-0 0-0 0, Harrellson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-66 13-21 90.

INDIANA (4-5): Watford 3-8 0-0 7, Pritchard 2-2 0-1 4, Creek 9-14 8-8 31, Rivers 3-9 0-0 6, Jones III 3-7 0-0 6, Barnett 0-0 0-0 0, Hulls 2-4 0-0 6, Finkelmeier 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Muniru 0-1 0-0 0 , Capobianco 2-3 0-5 4, Gambles 0-0 0-0 0, Elston 2-8 0-0 4, Dumes 2-3 0-0 5, Jobe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 8-14 73.

Halftime—Kentucky 42-41. 3-Point Goals—Kentucky 7-14 (Bledsoe 4-5, Miller 1-2, Wall 1-2, Dodson 1-4, Harris 0-1), Indiana 9-19 (Creek 5-8, Hulls 2-4, Dumes 1-2, Watford 1-3, Moore 0-1, Elston 0-1). Fouled Out—Orton, Watford. Rebounds—Kentucky 49 (Patterson 11), Indiana 24 (Elston 6). Assists—Kentucky 16 (Wall 8), Indiana 17 (Rivers 8). Total Fouls—Kentucky 17, Indiana 16. A—17,316.

No. 22 Butler 74, No. 13 Ohio St. 66

OHIO ST. (7-2): Lighty 6-14 3-6 16, Lauderdale 6-7 0-3 12, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Diebler 2-7 2-2 7, Buford 7-12 6-7 20, Simmons 4-10 0-0 11, Madsen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 11-18 66.

BUTLER (7-3): Hayward 9-16 3-3 24, Veasley 4-9 4-5 15, Howard 3-12 7-8 13, Mack 4-10 2-4 12, Nored 3-5 2-4 8, Vanzant 0-0 0-0 0, Hahn 1-4 0-0 2, Jukes 0-1 0-0 0, Butcher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 18-24 74.

Halftime—Ohio St. 36-34. 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 5-17 (Simmons 3-7, Lighty 1-4, Diebler 1-4, Buford 0-1, Hill 0-1), Butler 8-21 (Veasley 3-5, Hayward 3-6, Mack 2-6, Nored 0-2, Hahn 0-2). Foule d Out—Howard. Rebounds—Ohio St. 27 (Buford, Lighty 7), Butler 40 (Veasley 10). Assists—Ohio St. 12 (Simmons 5), Butler 17 (Mack 5). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 19, Butler 18. A—9,338.

No. 20 Wis. 72, Marquette 63

MARQUETTE (7-3): Fulce 2-3 0-0 4, Hayward 8-21 3-4 21, Butler 2-6 4-5 8, Acker 2-5 1-2 6, Cubillan 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson-Odom 4-8 2-2 13, Buycks 1-3 2-2 4, Maymon 1-2 2-6 4, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 14-21 63 .

WISCONSIN (7-2): Leuer 9-14 5-7 24, Nankivil 0-1 2-2 2, Hughes 3-11 7-12 13, Bohannon 2-7 3-4 8, Jarmusz 1-1 3-4 5, Evans 2-6 0-0 4, Taylor 5-11 3-4 13, Wilson 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-52 23-33 72.

Halftime—Wisconsin 40-31. 3-Point Goals—Marquette 7-18 (Johnson-Odom 3-5, Hayward 2-8, Acker 1-2, Cubillan 1-2, Buycks 0-1), Wisconsin 3-10 (Leuer 1-1, Wilson 1-1, Bohannon 1-3, Hughes 0-2, T aylor 0-3). Fouled Out—Butler, Johnson-Odom. Rebounds—Marquette 32 (Hayward 12), Wisconsin 30 (Leuer 12). Assists—Marquette 6 (Acker 3), Wisconsin 8 (Taylor 3). Total Fouls—Marquette 27, Wiscons in 18. A—17,230.

No. 25 Miss. 83, McNeest St. 67

MCNEESE ST. (3-5): David 0-2 0-0 0, Alawoya 3-5 2-2 8, Kapelan 6-14 0-0 18, P.Richard 9-14 0-0 20, Martin 2-6 0-0 5, Morning 5-7 1-3 11, Regis 0-2 0-2 0, Little 0-2 0-0 0, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 2-4 0-0 5, D. Richard 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 3-7 67.

MISSISSIPPI (8-1): Buckner 0-2 4-6 4, Holloway 5-6 3-6 13, Warren 6-16 4-4 20, White 4-11 0-2 11, Graham 4-9 2-2 12, Henry 0-1 0-0 0, Polynice 5-9 2-4 12, Gaskins 1-4 1-2 3, Riley 0-0 0-0 0, Cranston 3-5 2-3 8 . Totals 28-63 18-29 83.

Halftime—McNeese St. 34-28. 3-Point Goals—McNeese St. 10-24 (Kapelan 6-13, P.Richard 2-3, Martin 1-3, Collins 1-3, Regis 0-1, Alawoya 0-1), Mississippi 9-28 (Warren 4-11, White 3-6, Graham 2- 5, Cranston 0-1, Henry 0-1, Polynice 0-1, Gaskins 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—McNeese St. 36 (Neal, D.Richard 5), Mississippi 35 (Cranston, Graham, Holloway 5). Assists—McNeese St. 16 (Colli ns, P.Richard 4), Mississippi 18 (Polynice 9). Total Fouls—McNeese St. 21, Mississippi 8. A—5,547.

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