SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ John Wallace had 25 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Syracuse held a foul-plagued Allen Iverson in check as the Orangemen routed No. 8 Georgetown 85-64 Saturday.

Syracuse (18-6, 8-5 Big East) won for the fifth time in six games since a 19-point loss to the Hoyas on Jan. 24. It was the third loss in five games for Georgetown (19-5, 9-4), which still maintains a one-game lead over the Orangemen in the Big East 7 standings.

Otis Hill added 17 points for Syracuse, which got an emotional boost from a vocal crowd of 32,589, the largest in the Carrier Dome this season and 10th largest ever. Marius Janulis, Todd Burgan and J.B. Reafsnyder added 10 points apiece for Syracuse.

Georgetown was within 55-47 with 12:14 to play when Syracuse went on a 13-3 run to push its lead to 18 points with seven minutes to play and was never challenged again.

Jerome Williams had 24 points to lead Georgetown. Iverson, ranked eighth nationally averaging 24 points a game, had 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting. Iverson sat down with four fouls at the 11:41 mark and made just two foul shots the remainder of the game.

The Hoyas missed 20 of 37 free throws.

It was a typical bruising Syracuse-Georgetown game. At one point, Hill and Ya-Ya Dia were assessed double technicals after Hill fouled Iverson hard on a layup and Dia went after Hill.

Syracuse used a 10-2 spurt to open up a 26-15 lead with 10:17 to play in the first half. Wallace and Reafsnyder each scored four points inside during that span.

Georgetown committed 12 turnovers in the first 12 minutes and was held to 12-of-28 shooting in first half. Iverson had just five points at halftime.

The Hoyas trailed by 15 after a 14-foot jumper by Wallace with 5:59 to go but cut their deficit to 40-30 over the final 4:56 after Syracuse point guard Lazarus Sims sat down with his third personal foul. Sims finished with 12 assists.