Men's Basketball Falls To Georgetown
Jan 12, 2002
By JIMMY GOLEN
BOSTON - Mike Sweetney had 15 points and 11 rebounds and fought off the one show of spunk from No. 16 Boston College on Saturday as Georgetown won 70-43 to snap a four-game losing streak.
Kevin Braswell had 14 points and seven assists and Gerald Riley had 13 points for Georgetown (10-5, 1-2 Big East).
Kenny Walls scored 16 points - the only player in double figures for Boston College, which has lost two straight at home after winning the previous 25 in a row there. The Eagles (13-3, 2-2) matched their lowest total in the 13-year history of Conte Forum, BC also lost to Providence 70-43 on Jan. 25, 1995.
Troy Bell, who entered the game as the Big East's leading scorer, shot 4-of-16 and BC was 14-for-59 as a team. Ryan Sidney, the Eagles' No. 2 scorer, limped off with a sprained ankle with 10:14 left in the first half and did not return.
Sweetney was also the central figure in a tussle early in the second half when the was going for a loose ball and he took Nate Doornekamp's legs out from under him. The BC center came down on top, then Sweetney managed a reversal.
As the players rolled around on the floor under the Georgetown basket, their teammates swarmed in to try to pry them apart. No punches were thrown, and both players were given a technical foul but allowed to remain in the game.
Boston College never led in the game, making just one of its first 13 shots to fall behind 15-6. Georgetown led by as many as 15 points, 37-22, late in the first half before BC scored the last four points of the first half.
But the Hoyas scored the first seven points of the second in a 13-2 run that put the game away. Sweetney had a thunderous dunk with 5:45 left in the game to give Georgetown a 62-38 lead.
Georgetown was ranked 14th in the preseason Associated Press poll before slowly dropping out of the rankings with its four-game losing streak.