|Wednesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2007 16:57|
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds and No. 5 Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama 70-60 in the first game of the SEC/Big East Invitational on Wednesday night.|
The Hoyas (6-0) went on a 14-1 run after the Crimson Tide (4-3) briefly took the lead in the final minutes, giving up only a free throw in the final four minutes before allowing a last-second basket.
Georgetown turned up the defensive heat against an Alabama team relying heavily on freshmen, forcing bad passes and tough shots.
Roy Hibbert added 14 points, nine boards and four blocked shots for The Hoyas. He was 8-of-12 from the free-throw line as the smaller Tide mostly denied the 7-foot-2 center the ball or fouled him when he got it around the basket.
Jessie Sapp added 12 points and Alabama native Jonathan Wallace scored 11 for the Hoyas.
No. 12 Pittsburgh 73, Duquesne 68
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Levance Fields scored four consecutive points in the final minute and Pittsburgh held off a frantic rally by city rival Duquesne to remain unbeaten.
Sam Young had 23 points and five rebounds to counter Shawn James' 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for Duquesne (6-2), which never led but closed to within one point several times after falling behind 14-0 in the opening 3 1/2 minutes.
Mike Cook added 12 points and Fields and DeJuan Blair had 10 each for Pitt, which is 8-0 for the sixth consecutive season and has never lost to Duquesne in eight games as a ranked team.
Pitt won its seventh in a row in the rivalry known as the City Game and ninth in 11 games against Duquesne, which hasn't beaten a ranked team since 1997.
No. 18 Clemson 82, East Carolina 67
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Terrence Oglesby hit six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 22 points to help Clemson beat East Carolina.
Fellow rookie Demontez Stitt had 13 points and five assists for the Tigers (8-0), who took control midway through the first half and never looked back.
Sam Hinnant scored 16 points to lead the Pirates (3-5), who led by three early before Clemson's defense locked down to fuel a 17-point spurt and help the Tigers build a big halftime lead. East Carolina fell to 0-57 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
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