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Georgetown falls to No. 22 Xavier for second time this season

Georgetown falls to No. 22 Xavier for second time this season

CINCINNATI — Edmond Sumner overcame a painful left shoulder and led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.

Xavier (14-5, 4-3) had dropped three straight — all against ranked Big East teams. The Musketeers allowed a 12-point lead to slip away in the second half on Sunday before their injured point guard frustrated the Hoyas (10-10, 1-6) again. Sumner had a career-high 28 points in an 81-76 win at Georgetown on Dec. 31.

Sumner wore a support on his injured left shoulder and sat on the bench grimacing late in the first half. He had a jumper, a three-point play and a pair of free throws during a 12-3 run that put Xavier in control 70-61. He finished with 14 points.

Trevon Bluiett led Xavier with 24 points. J.P. Macura added 20.

Rodney Pryor scored 23 for Georgetown, which lost for the sixth time in seven games.

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Syracuse Orange face off in the Carrier Dome Saturday as both teams try to rise in the ACC. 

Syracuse has a 14-12 overall record and is looking to gain momentum as they are coming off a three-game losing streak. The team most recently had a tough loss against Louisville at home. 

Georgia Tech (13-13) hopes to sustain the energy from their two wins last week, one being against the Louisville Cardinals. 

The two teams faced off earlier in the season and Syracuse had an impressive victory, outscoring Georgia Tech by 34 with a final score of 97-63. 

Both Syracuse and Georgia Tech have a 7-8 record in conference play and are currently locked in a three-way tie for 6th in the ACC with Notre Dame. 

Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse: How to Watch

Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Syracuse Orange
What: ACC basketball on NBC Sports Washington
When: Saturday, February, 22, 4 p.m. ET
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
TV Channel: You can watch Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder) 

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