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Villanova Shuts Down Georgetown

February 06, 1996|From Associated Press

Freshman John Celestand had a season-high 19 points and No. 6 Villanova held Allen Iverson to five points in the second half in a 79-66 victory over No. 8 Georgetown on Monday night at Philadelphia.

The Wildcats, 19-3 overall and 10-2 in the Big East, played without injured starting forward Eric Eberz and won their sixth consecutive game. The Hoyas (19-4, 9-3) had a two-game winning streak ended.

Kerry Kittles scored 17 points for Villanova, which opened the second half with a 19-5 run.

Iverson, who was six for 10 from the field in the first half and one for six in the second, finished with 22 points.

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College Basketball Note

The Big Ten has reprimanded Michigan State's Jon Garavaglia for striking a player during a weekend game at Purdue. The conference also accepted a one-game suspension imposed by the school on the junior forward.

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