Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Austin Freeman made 5-of-6 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 29 points, as 11th-ranked Georgetown held on for a 70-60 win over Big East rival Louisville at Freedom Hall.
Greg Monroe turned in a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds for Georgetown (19-7, 9-6 Big East), which was coming off losses at Rutgers an d at home against Syracuse. The Hoyas, who shot 46.9 percent from the floor, were 3-4 in their last seven games coming into the contest.
Edgar Sosa had a team-best 24 points to go along with eight assists for Louisville (18-10, 9-6), which earned a 68-59 victory at DePaul on Saturday and had won three straight coming in. Reginald Delk and Samardo Samuels each scored 11 points in defeat.
Trailing 35-29 at the break, Freeman hit a pair of three-pointers sandwiched around a layup to open the second half and put Georgetown in front. His hot shooting keyed a 24-3 run over the first 10 minutes and after another Freeman trey with 10:06 remaining, the Hoyas were up 53-38. Freeman scored 18 during the game-changing spurt.
The Cardinals scored six straight to get within single-digits, 53-44, with 7:15 to play following a Rakeem Buckles jumper.
However, Freeman's four-point play a short time later put Georgetown in front by a comfortable 64-49 margin with under four minutes on the clock. Sosa's triple at the two-minute mark cut the Louisville deficit to seven, 64-57, but the Hoyas made all six of their foul shots in the remaining time to close out the victory.
Louisville got out to a quick 16-5 start after Delk hit from three-point range, before a 10-2 run allowed the Hoyas to get to within 18-15 near the midway point of the opening half.
Jason Clark's free throw with 3:17 left kept Georgetown within three, 32-29, but the Hoyas didn't score for the rest of the stanza. Three free throws over the remaining time by Sosa put the Cardinals ahead 35-29 heading into the locker room.
Georgetown improved to 6-4 in the all-time series versus Louisville...The Hoyas made 8-of-16 from three-point distance...The Friars shot 44 percent from the floor and made 6-of-18 from beyond the arc.