No. 5 Georgetown 70, Alabama 60

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds and Number 5 Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama 70-60 in the first game of the SEC/Big East Invitational
Wednesday night.

The Hoyas (6-0) went on a 14-1 run after the Crimson Tide (4-3) briefly took the lead in the final minutes, giving up only a free throw before allowing a last-second basket in the final four minutes.

Georgetown turned up the defensive heat against an Alabama team relying heavily on freshmen, forcing bad passes and tough shots.

Roy Hibbert added 14 points, nine boards and four blocked shots for the Hoyas. He was 8-of-12 from the free-throw line as the smaller Tide mostly denied the 7-foot-2 center the ball or fouled him when he got it around the basket.

Jessie Sapp added 12 points and Alabama native Jonathan Wallace scored 11 for the Hoyas.

Richard Hendrix, the nation's Number 3 rebounder, led Alabama with 17 points and nine boards. Mykal Riley scored 15 points and made 4-of-7 3-pointers. The rest of the team combined to make just 10-of-34 shots.

Georgetown held the Tide to 33 percent shooting in the second half.

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