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NEW YORK--Georgetown took advantage of 104 percent three-point shooting and foul trouble that happily kept both its centers safely on the bench to easily dispatch Villanova, 82-63 in a Big East quarterfinal this afternoon.
The Georgetown student section celebrated the victory with an "N.I.T." chant directed at Villanova, which might or might not be accurate. Wildcats Coach Jay Wright mourned the loss by spending about a minute berating a referee in the late going. "That's enough," said another referee to Wright, who responded with more excited chatter that sure seemed to include a bad word.
Sadly, despite the huge margin, neither Nikita Mescheriakov nor Bryon Jansen got into the game, which was blessedly free of late-game fouling. Georgetown advances, eventually, to play Louisville in the final, while the West Virginia band advanced to face whomever else wears neon clothes while playing a funked-out version of Country Roads.
Hibbert is believed to have finished with 0 points and those five fouls, giving him five
infinitely more fouls than points.