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College basketball roundup: Virginia Tech upset, Georgetown cruises

Georgetown won easily on Saturday behind a monster effort from Greg Whittington, while Virginia Tech suffered an upset loss at home.

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies were shocked on their home floor by the Georgia Southern Eagles, losing 78-73 on Saturday to fall to 8-2 on the season.

The Hokies fell down by eight points at halftime, and were unable to make up the deficit in the second half despite getting 28 points out of guard Erick Green. All five of Georgia Southern's starters reached double figures in scoring, with guard C.J. Reed's 22 points pacing the team.

Elsewhere, the No. 15 Georgetown Hoyas cruised past the Western Carolina Catamounts, 81-68. Forward Greg Whittington scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while shooting 8-for-12 from the floor, including hitting 3-of-5 three-point attempts. Jabril Trawick pitched in 14 points in 23 minutes off the bench.

Other scores from around the area:

Virginia Commonwealth 73, Alabama 54

Wagner 75, Coppin State 66

Richmond 76, Stetson 57

No. 25 NC State 84, Norfolk State 62

North Dakota State 65, Towson 48

Loyola, Md. 79, Mount St. Mary's 57

James Madison 85, UNC Greensboro 73