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RJ Cole scored 18 points, and number 21 UConn stood out from behind the arc, sending Georgetown to his school record of the 18th straight loss, Sunday 86-77.
Connecticut (21-7, 12-5 Big East) scored 11 of 20 on a three-pointer. Seven different huskies made at least one 3.
Isaiah Weiley scored 14 points, and Tyler Polly and Jordan Hawkins added 11 each when UConn matched their longest winning streak of the season – five. Adam Sanaga, averaging more than 15 points per game, finished with six after a foul 18 minutes later.
Georgetown (6-22, 0-17) was left without a win in the conference game. Coach Patrick Ewing, who played for Hoya in the 1980s and won the national championship and appeared in three finals four as a player, has published just one winning season in his five at the helm of his alma mater. His career record is 68-81.
Dante Harris scored 23, Amina Mohamed added 16, and Donald Carey had 13 for Hoya.
Cole made his fourth 3 games right in front of the Husky bench to increase UConn’s lead to 66-46 with 11:27 left, forcing Ewing to call off a timeout. The Howard transfer scored 4 of 6 three-pointers.
UConn took the lead, 41-26, during a break and increased the lead to 81-59 with 2:53 left before Georgetown finished the game with a late break.
The big picture
UConn: The Huskies remained in third place – a game ahead of Creighton – and remained one week ahead of the Big East Tournament in Madison Square Garden on March 9th. for the first time from 2011-12 under former coach Jim Calhoun.
Georgetown: Hoya ranked first in the Greater East since the start of the league in the 1979-80 season and is now approaching both the school record for losses and the record for losses in conferences for the season. Last year’s incredible four-day run to Hoya’s record-breaking eighth tournament title at the conference, which seemed to have come a long way toward consolidating Ewing’s job status, now seems a thing of the distant past.
UConn: Visits Creighton on Wednesday and concludes the regular season at home against DePolo on Saturday.
Georgetown: rides to Setan Hall on Wednesday and ends the regular season at Xaver on Saturday.