Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Austin Freeman led all scorers with 23 points and Jason Clark added 17 points and 11 rebounds, as 20th-ranked Georgetown defeated Tulane, 69-53, at the Verizon Center.
Freeman hit 4-of-6 shots from three-point range, while Vee Sanford contributed 10 points off the bench for Georgetown (2-0), which opened the season with a narrow 62-59 victory at Old Dominion on Friday.
Kris Richard had a team-high 22 points and nine boards for Tulane (1-1), which began the 2010-11 campaign with a 91-62 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday. Jordan Callahan added nine points and six assists in defeat.
Georgetown used a 14-1 run to grab a commanding 20-point lead in the early going. Chris Wright got things going with a jumper and the Hoyas then found the mark from long distance. Clark buried a three-pointer, Hollis Thompson followed with a pair of triples before Freeman’s trey put Georgetown up 29-9 with nearly 7 1/2 minutes to play in the half.
Freeman then made a jumper to put an end to a 7-0 Tulane burst to give GU a 34-19 edge with 2:47 left and the Hoyas would take a 34-22 lead into the intermission.
Tulane could only get as close as nine in the second half, before Georgetown quickly restored its double-digit lead and coasted the rest of the way.
Georgetown beat Tulane in last season’s opener by a 74-58 final in the first- ever meeting between the two teams…Thompson finished with eight points, while Wright chipped in with seven points and eight assists.