Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 8:50 PM CST
Georgetown Win Clinches Big East
Georgetown's Roy Hibbert (55) dunks over Louisville's Terrence Williams (1) during the second half of their game today in Washington. Hibbert scored 12 points as Georgetown won 55-52. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)   (Associated Press)

John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next week as the No. 1 seed in their conference tournament. Elsewhere in the AP Top 25:

  • Vanderbilt lost out on an SEC tournament bye with an overtime loss to Alabama, 78-73.  The 16th-ranked Commodores finish the regular season 25-6, tying the school record in wins, reports the AP.
  • Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten regular-season title, beating Northwestern 65-52.  Brian Butch led the Badgers with 20 points and tied his career-high with 14 rebounds.  
(More NCAA basketball stories.)

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