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Freeman paces Hoyas over Tulane

Nov 16, 2010 - 9:20 AM Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Austin Freeman led all scorers with 23 points and Jason Clark added 17 points and 11 rebounds, as 20th-ranked Georgetown defeated Tulane, 69-53, at the Verizon Center.

Freeman hit 4-of-6 shots from three-point range, while Vee Sanford contributed 10 points off the bench for Georgetown (2-0), which opened the season with a narrow 62-59 victory at Old Dominion on Friday.

Kris Richard had a team-high 22 points and nine boards for Tulane (1-1), which began the 2010-11 campaign with a 91-62 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday. Jordan Callahan added nine points and six assists in defeat.

Georgetown used a 14-1 run to grab a commanding 20-point lead in the early going. Chris Wright got things going with a jumper and the Hoyas then found the mark from long distance. Clark buried a three-pointer, Hollis Thompson followed with a pair of triples before Freeman's trey put Georgetown up 29-9 with nearly 7 1/2 minutes to play in the half.

Freeman then made a jumper to put an end to a 7-0 Tulane burst to give GU a 34-19 edge with 2:47 left and the Hoyas would take a 34-22 lead into the intermission.

Tulane could only get as close as nine in the second half, before Georgetown quickly restored its double-digit lead and coasted the rest of the way.

"I think it was a good team effort on the boards," said Clark, whose grandmother passed away earlier Monday. "They shot a lot of threes, so there were a lot of balls that we had to run down. They weren't just around the basket where the big men would get them."

Game Notes

Georgetown beat Tulane in last season's opener by a 74-58 final in the first- ever meeting between the two teams...Thompson finished with eight points, while Wright chipped in with seven points and eight assists.

  • TULANE: 53

    Nov 15 8:47 PM

  • TULANE: 22
    End of Regulation

    Nov 15 7:44 PM

  • TULANE: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Nov 15 7:14 PM