Georgetown 65, No. 19 Connecticut 60
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Niki Reid scored 15 points, including a pair of free throws with 14 seconds remaining, and Georgetown ended its frustration against No. 19 Connecticut with a 65-60 victory Friday night.
Georgetown, which had dropped the last 12 games against its Big East foe, had trailed 34-25 at halftime. But the Hoyas took a 49-46 lead on a 3-pointer by Reid with 11:09 remaining.
Connecticut was able to tie the game again at 51-51 with 7:46 left, but Georgetown went ahead to stay at 56-53 on a 3-pointer by Neidre Ricks with 6:16 to go. Reid assisted on the play, one of a game-high six assists for the Hoya guard.
Georgetown (7-2, 1-0) attempted 17 3-point shots. The Hoyas were only 2-of- 14 from that range in the first half, but made each of the three they attempted in the second half.
Connecticut (7-4, 0-1) shot 42 percent in the first half, but cooled in the second, making only 10 of 34. The Huskies repeatedly tried to get the ball to freshman center Rebecca Lobo, but a combination of Hoya defenders - among them Leni Wilson, Karen Sheehan and Peggi Jewell - stifled the 6-foot-4 inch center. Lobo got off only two shots in the first half, and finished the game 3-for-10.
Lobo finished with 11 points, as did teammates Wendy Davis and Meghan Pattyson. Wilson scored 13 before fouling out for Georgetown, and Kris Witfill had 14 points for the Hoyas.