No. 19 Georgetown Surives Against Temple, 46-45
Nov. 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -Greg Monroe scored on a driving layup with 6.5 seconds to play, rescuing No. 19 Georgetown from a lackluster Tuesday afternoon performance to give the Hoyas a 46-45 win over Temple.
Georgetown won despite having more fouls (18) and turnovers (16) than made baskets (15). The Hoyas blew a 12-point second-half lead, shot 36 percent from the field and 3 for 18 from 3-point range.
Chris Wright had 15 points, and Monroe had 11 points to lead the Hoyas (2-0). Lavoy Allen had 12 points for the Owls (1-1), who nearly recovered from an abysmal first half to pull out the win.
Temple could have put the game away if it had made its free throws down the stretch. The Owls made 6 of 13, and Ramone Moore's miss on the front end of a 1-and-1 with a one-point lead and 23 seconds to play gave Monroe and the Hoyas the chance to win it.