No. 6 Georgetown 104, Morgan State 60
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) _ It took about 100 seconds for Allen Iverson to turn a one-point game into a blowout.
Iverson hit back-to-back 3-pointers, then dished off three fast-break assists in a 15-0 run to blow open sixth-ranked Georgetown’s 104-60 victory over Morgan State on Wednesday night.
Iverson had 20 points, seven assists, nine rebounds and six steals. Three other players scored in double figures for the Hoyas (9-1), who finished their pre-holiday run against weak opposition. Morgan State (1-6), which had no starter taller than 6-foot-5, committed 32 turnovers and was outrebounded 60-30.
Iverson was again an unstoppable force: whether it was leaping to make steals in the full-court trap, dribbling behind his back and between his legs against guards who were two steps slower, landing a 7-foot fadeaway hook or starting the run that put the game away.
The score was 17-16 with 11 minutes to go in the first half before Iverson hit two treys to make it 23-16. Then, all alone on consecutive fast breaks, he pulled up short to feed Victor Page for a dunk and an easy layup.
The next time down, Iverson fed Jerry Nichols for a slam at the 9:20 mark, followed by a leaping grab of an inbounds pass which led to Page’s 3-pointer that made it 32-16.
As with Southern of New Orleans, Sacramento State and St. Francis, Pa., before them, Morgan State never stood a chance. They got off only 23 shots _ less than half of Georgetown’s 47 _ in the first half and were outrebounded 31 to 10 on the offensive boards for the game.
Georgetown, which led 53-26 at halftime and opened the second half with a 19-6 run, had 27 assists _ three off its season-high.
Williams had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Page finished with 16 points, Jahidi White 19 and Nichols 9, including a 360-degree dunk late in the game that thrilled the crowd but earned coach John Thompson’s ire. Thompson called a 20-second timeout to take Nichols out.
Reserve Jeric Lewis led Morgan State with 14 points.
It was Georgetown’s ninth victory in nine meetings with Morgan State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.