VILLANOVA, Pa., March 6 (UPI) -- A 20-point performance from JayVaughn Pinkston combined with a stern defense Wednesday brought Villanova a shocking 67-57 win over No. 5 Georgetown.
The Hoyas had an 11-game winning streak snapped and they fell back into a first-place tie with Louisville and Marquette at the top of the Big East Conference.
Villanova held a narrow lead for much of the contest, then pulled away late to damage Georgetown's hopes of grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Darrun Hilliard added 14 points for the Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East).
Otto Porter scored 17 points to pace Georgetown (23-5, 13-4). The Hoyas turned the ball over 22 times, 14 of which were steals by the Wildcats.