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Wildcats continue home dominance, upend No. 5 Georgetown

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Wells Fargo Center continues to be a house of horrors for Top 5 teams.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 20 points with five steals, Darrun Hilliard scored 14 and the Villanova Wildcats improved their NCAA Tournament resume by closing out their regular season with a 67-57 win over the fifth-ranked Georgetown Hoyas.

Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 11 points and six assists for Villanova (19-12, 10-8 Big East), which also topped then-No. 5 Louisville and then- third-ranked Syracuse at the Wells Fargo Center in the span of four days back in January.

The Wildcats pulled off the upset Wednesday despite making just six second- half field goals, including only one after Pinkston's 3-pointer put them up eight with 14:19 remaining. Villanova was 20-of-26 from the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes and forced 23 turnovers in the game.

Otto Porter, Jr. supplied 17 points for the Hoyas (23-5, 13-4), who had their winning streak snapped at 11 games and squandered an opportunity to clinch at least a share of the Big East regular-season title.

Down 44-36, Georgetown responded with seven straight points as two Porter baskets followed a D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera trey. The Hoyas, however, were never able to regain the lead.

Hilliard drained a 3-pointer to make it 54-48 with 5:43 to play, and two Arcidiacono foul shots stretched the lead to 61-52 inside the final minute.

The teams began the contest by trading runs. After Georgetown scored the game's first seven points, the Wildcats countered with a 10-2 flurry.

A Pinkston free throw put Villanova up 23-14, but the Hoyas battled back to tie things up at 25-25. The Wildcats led 33-29 at halftime.

Game Notes

Villanova held a 30-4 edge in made free throws ...Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed 12 rebounds. The senior forward became only the 10th Wildcat with 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in his career ... Smith-Rivera had 14 points.

03/06 22:44:12 ET