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Hoyas defense shuts down Cougars

HOUSTON -- Tia Magee scored 15 points and Sugar Rodgers had 13, leading Georgetown (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) to a 77-37 victory over Houston on Tuesday.

The Cougars (8-3) were without injured senior Courtney Taylor, but it likely wouldn't have mattered.

Houston entered the game leading Conference USA in scoring 77.4 points per game, but Georgetown's defense smothered the Cougars.

The Hoyas (11-3) had already built a 35-6 lead when Houston's Brittney Scott made her team's first field goal, a 3-pointer with 2:53 remaining in the first half. Houston shot 9-of-49, while Georgetown made 21-of-56 field goals.

Scott scored nine points for the Cougars, who had seven of their first 21 shots blocked by the Hoyas.