Add these numbers to the equation. Field goal percentage: Duke 37.1%, Georgetown 71.2%. Three-point percentage: Duke 9-29, 31%, Georgetown 6-13, 42%.
With President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden seated in the front row, the No. 7 Hoyas literally stole the game from No. 8 Duke, forcing five turnovers in a two-minute, first-half spurt on the way to an 89-77 victory Saturday.
It couldn't have been a much bigger day for Georgetown: the president attending his first Hoyas game, the first sellout of the season in the 20,000-seat Verizon Center, a crowd mostly sporting "We Are Georgetown" T-shirts in a school-sponsored "gray out," the 200th win for coach John Thompson III, the launch of an initiative for Darfur schools, and, of course, a dominant program from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the building.
Gred Monroe and Chris Wright led the Hoyas with 21 points each. Nolan Smith led Duke with 19 points.
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