Late foul saves Hoyas

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WASHINGTON --- In a foul-heavy game, Georgetown ended its Villanova jinx by getting a favorable call 70 feet from the basket.

Jonathan Wallace, fouled in the backcourt by Corey Stokes with one-tenth of a second remaining, sank both free throws to give the No. 8 Hoyas a 55-53 victory Monday night, their first home win over the Wildcats in more than a decade.

Wallace came up with the loose ball -- a rarity on a night when Georgetown was outhustled and outrebounded -- in a mad scramble after Scottie Reynolds turned the ball over in traffic while Villanova was holding for the last shot. Wallace started to dribble and was slightly bumped by Stokes, who became the fourth player to foul out in a game that was marred by 48 fouls.

Wallace scored 15 points for the Hoyas (20-3, 10-2 Big East), who have won seven of eight and bounced back from a loss at Louisville on Saturday.

Reynolds led Villanova (14-9, 4-7) with 24 points.

TIGERS ON TOP: Memphis is still the only unbeaten team and still a unanimous No. 1.

The Tigers (23-0), easy winners over SMU and Central Florida last week, were a runaway choice at the top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a second straight week Monday.

Memphis received all 72 first-place votes.


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