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Georgetown 80, Miami 64

2/7/2004

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Gerald Riley scored 29 of his career-high 37
points in the second half, rallying Georgetown to an 80-64 win over
Miami Saturday night.

Riley, who scored 35 in the season's first meeting between the
two teams, scored six points during a 17-5 run that opened the
second half and gave Georgetown (13-6, 4-5 Big East) its first lead
since 2-0.

The senior followed the game-changing run with a personal 11-4
burst, hitting a short jumper and three 3-pointers that put
Georgetown ahead 53-44 with 10:26 to play in the game.

Darius Rice scored 14 to lead Miami (13-10, 3-6), which lost its
fifth straight and now must worry about even making the conference
tournament.

Saturday's loss to the Hoyas brings next-to-last place Virginia
Tech within a half-game of Miami and only the two last place teams
fail to qualify for the March trip to New York.

Brandon Bowman scored 19 for the Hoyas, who trailed by 11 in the
first half despite forcing the Hurricanes into 15 first-half
turnovers.

Miami did a better job of taking care of the basketball in the
second half, but never made a serious challenge after Georgetown's
outburst to start the second half.