No 16 Georgetown tops Utah St 68-51, moves to 8-0

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chris Wright had 21 points and No. 16 Georgetown relied on defense instead of 3-pointers to pass its latest nonconference test, pulling away in the second half Saturday for a 68-51 win over Utah State.

The victory improved the Hoyas to 8-0 for the second consecutive season, but this one didn't have the template of the other seven. The team that made its name beyond the arc in November shot only 2 for 9 from 3-point range against the Aggies, but Georgetown made up for it by forcing 15 turnovers -- including 12 over a 13-minute span starting late in the first half.

Wright was the only player for either team to reach double figures and left to a standing ovation. The Hoyas opened the second half with a 17-2 run and shot 62 percent for the half and 52 percent game.

Pooh Williams scored nine points to lead the Aggies (5-2), the preseason selection to win the Western Athletic Conference.

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