Considering the roll that the Georgetown Hoyas have been on as of late, the Cincinnati Bearcats didn't seem like a tough opponent. That assumption turned out to be wrong.
Yancy Gates and Dion Dixon combined for 34 points off of the bench to lead the Bearcats to a 58-46 win over the Hoyas.
Austin Freeman had 19 points to pace the Hoyas, but the rest of Georgetown's starters combined for only 18 points.
After falling down by 10 early, the Hoyas fought back to tie the game at 26-26 at halftime. Yet, the Bearcats clamped down on defense in the second, holding Georgetown to only 20 points and four field goals. A 17-3 run by Cincinnati gave them the lead for good and the Hoyas never got closer than eight the rest of the way.
With the loss, the Hoyas will fall into a tie with Syrcause in the Big East. Those teams will meet Saturday at Verizon Center. Georgetown will attempt to get revenge on the Bearcats March 5. The bigger loss, however, comes by the way of Chris Wright's broken left hand, which he suffered early in the second half. Coach John Thompson III said after the game that there is no timetable for Wright's return.