WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chris Williams scored 17 points and Roger Mason added 16 Thursday night as No. 5 Virginia remained unbeaten with a 61-55 victory over No. 16 Georgetown in the John Thompson Foundation Classic.
This event, named after the legendary former Hoyas coach, came on a day during which he was honored by the city.
The teams are famous for their matchup in the 1982-83 season, billed as the "Game of the Decade" with the meeting between Ralph Sampson and Patrick Ewing. The Cavaliers posted a 68-63 victory in that one and Sampson and Ewing both were on hand for this one.
Virginia (7-0) led by as many as 14 points in the first half and settled for a 32-24 halftime advantage. A three-pointer by freshman Drew Hall pulled Georgetown (9-2) within 40-36 with 15 1/2 minutes left and the game was close thereafter.
A layup by Michael Sweetney pulled Georgetown within 57-53 with 2:21 remaining and the Hoyas had several opportunities to get closer. The best was when Kevin Braswell missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:33 remaining.
Mason made two free throws with 35 seconds left for a 59-53 edge and Adam Hall added a pair 13 seconds later to seal the game.
Freshman Tony Bethel scored 12 points for Georgetown, which missed its final eight three-pointers.