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Hoyas send Huskies to fourth straight loss

Feb 2, 2012 - 5:11 AM Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Hollis Thompson had 18 points, leading No. 14 Georgetown over Connecticut, 58-44, on Wednesday night and sending the Huskies to their first four-game losing streak in almost two years.

Henry Sims added 13 points and Jason Clark scored 11 for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who bounced back from a loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday to win for the fourth time in five games.

"I think we responded really well," said Clark. "We know that we did wrong in the game to lose at Pitt, we just didn't want the same thing to happen so we had to come out strong today."

The reigning champion Huskies (14-7, 4-5) have dropped four in a row for the first time since February 28-March 9, 2010, on the way to missing the NCAA Tournament.

They were led in this one by Andre Drummond's 18 points and Jeremy Lamb's 14.

Connecticut fell out of the rankings for the first time in 28 weeks following losses to Cincinnati, Tennessee and Notre Dame and will get its next chance to snap out of it Saturday against Seton Hall.

"Right now, we're stuck in mud and our wheels are spinning particularly on offense," said Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun.

Georgetown trailed by six points several times early on, but took the lead for good with a 7-0 run later in the first half. Thompson's three-pointer capped it, giving the Hoyas an 18-15 advantage.

It was part of a larger 20-6 run to end the half, which made it 31-21 at the break, and an overall 23-6 burst that ended on Thompson's three-pointer early in the second.

Thompson was 3-for-7 on three-pointers and Georgetown went 5-of-13 as a team while shooting 43.8 percent overall. The Huskies went just 2-for-20 from long range -- Lamb had both makes -- and shot 30 percent.

Connecticut was within six points with less than eight minutes remaining, but the Hoyas used a 10-2 run to put the game away. Sims' layup made it 55-41 with 3:49 to play and the Huskies were never closer than 12 after that.

Game Notes

Georgetown remains in D.C. to play South Florida on Saturday...Thompson had a game-high nine rebounds...Sims had seven of Georgetown's 15 turnovers...The Huskies shot just 6-for-13 on free throws.