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Georgetown 74, West Virginia 65

December 31, 1997

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kenny Brunner had 15 points and eight assists, and Jameel Watkins grabbed 16 rebounds as Georgetown beat No. 22 West Virginia 74-65 Wednesday.

Georgetown’s Trez Kilpatrick broke a 25-25 tie late in the first half when he made two straight 3-pointers. The Hoyas (7-3, 1-2 Big East) scored the 11 final points of the first half and the first four of the second for a 39-25 lead.

Damian Owens and Greg Jones each scored 18 points for West Virginia (11-2, 1-2), which had its six-game winning streak snapped.

West Virginia cut Georgetown’s lead to 61-57 and had the ball with less than three minutes to play, but Brunner stole the ball and called timeout.

After the break, Brunner made a nice bounce pass to Boubacar Aw, who made a layup and was fouled. Aw completed the three-point play, and the Hoyas led by at least seven points the rest of the way.

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