Purvis lifts UConn to 68-62 win over Georgetown

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Rodney Purvis (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

HARTFORD — Rodney Purvis made two foul shots with 17.7 second left to help UConn lock up a 68-62 win over Georgetown on Saturday.

In a throwback to the old Big East days, the Huskies (14-5) grinded their way to a win at the foul line, hitting 20 of 25 in the second half. Purvis finished with 17 points and Sterling Gibbs added 16. Shonn Miller added 15 and Daniel Hamilton 11.

UConn, which led 40-33 at the break, won despite shooting just 19 percent in the second half (4-for-21). It went 29 for 36 at the line for the game. Georgetown (12-8) was 7 for 8.

Reggie Cameron led the Hoyas with 13 points, L.J. Peak and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera each added 12.

This was the first meeting between the schools since Feb. 27, 2013 when the Hoyas beat UConn 79-78 in double overtime in their final Big East meeting.