BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—Freshman DaJuan Summers scored 17 points and No. 14 Georgetown rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat Fairfield 73-60 on Wednesday night.
Georgetown opened with the second half with a 17-2 run to break open a close game.
Summers, who came in averaging just over two points a contest, hit six of his 10 shots. Jesse Sapp added 14 points for the Hoyas (3-1).
Fairfield’s Anthony Johnson opened the scoring with a dunk, and the Stags (1-6) scored the first six points of the game, before Jonathan Wallace hit a 3-pointer for Georgetown, 3 minutes in.
Fairfield slowed things down, running a deliberate half-court offense, and led most of the first half.
The Hoyas took the lead for good, 21-19, with just under 6 minutes remaining before intermission on a pair of free throws by Summers.
Georgetown stretched that lead to 34-24, but Fairfield’s Jonathan Han made two steals in the last 30 seconds of the half, both leading to easy baskets and the Stags cut the lead to 34-30.
Roy Hibbert, the Hoya’s 7-foot-2 center took just one shot, a dunk, before halftime and ended the game with nine points. He had been averaging 17.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The Stags have no players over 6-7. Freshman center Greg Nero, who had been averaging 16.8 points a game, fouled out with 2:34 left in the game after scoring just four points.
The two teams combined for 39 fouls.
Guard Mike Van Schaick led Fairfield with 14 points. Danny Oglesby added 13.
Georgetown was ranked eighth in the country last week—its first time in the top 10 since 2001. The Hoyas fell six spots in the rankings, however, after a 75-62 home loss to Old Dominion on Sunday.
The game was played before 5,627 fans, the largest regular-season crowd ever for a Fairfield home game.