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Top of the Arc - December 9, 2008

Dec. 9, 7:00 a.m.: There was not a lot to watch in the college basketball world last night, but the Georgetown score will make most observers do a double-take. The Hoyas creamed Savannah State, 100-38, which begs the question: How did Savannah State nearly beat Michigan, losing by just two in overtime? Georgetown missed eight shots in the first half, while Savannah State made just six before halftime.

“We kind of wore Michigan down a little,” said Savannah State Coach Horace Broadnax, the former Georgetown guard. “But we fatigued and were still hung over from that Michigan game … It is a Mercedes-Benz with no gas in it. We are a Division I team in name (only).”

It was a good tune-up for Georgetown’s game Saturday against Memphis. Here is Liz Clark’s story.

In other Big East action, freshman Samardo Samuels had 15 points as Louisville pounded Lamar, 78-56. That Western Kentucky loss is still a baffling one for the Cardinals.

One of the country’s more disappointing teams is San Diego, which dropped to 4-5 last night with a four-point loss to San Jose State. San Diego Coach Bill Grier’s team returned the bulk of the team that made the surprise run to the NCAA tournament least season. But it has already been a rough season. San Diego lost senior guard Brandon Johnson, who ruptured his Achilles’ tendon Saturday.

I will take a look at Georgetown’s position in the stacked Big East later this afternoon. And a good matchup between Davidson and West Virginia is on tap for tonight.

By Eric Prisbell  |  December 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET
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