College Sports

Monroe powers Hoyas

Greg Monroe had 24 points and 15 rebounds - both career highs - to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 72-65 victory over No. 22 Butler on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Monroe, last season's Big East rookie of the year, recorded his third double-double of the season as the Hoyas (7-0) used their size advantage to control the paint at both ends.

Georgetown finished with a 43-30 rebound advantage, outscored the Bulldogs (6-3) 30-16 inside and held Butler forward Matt Howard to nine points on 1-of-9 shooting.

The loss was the third in as many games against ranked teams for Butler, which hosts No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who lost to Minnesota and Clemson in the 76 Classic, have lost eight of their last nine games against teams in Top 25.

Austin Freeman was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and added 18 points for the Hoyas.

Gordon Hayward had 24 points for Butler.

The Jimmy V Classic is held annually to raise money for the V Foundation, the cancer research organization founded in the name of the late Jim Valvano, a former N.C. State coach.

Also Tuesday

More men's top 25

No. 23 Texas Tech 80, TCU 70: John Roberson scored eight of his 21 points in a game-turning run that put Texas Tech (9-0) ahead as the Red Raiders overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat host TCU (5-4).

The Red Raiders played their first game as a ranked team since the end of the 2004-05 season, and first for Pat Knight since he succeeded father Bobby as coach in February 2008. They are off to their best start since a 12-0 start in 1929-30.

Zvonko Buljan had 24 points and 10 rebounds for TCU.

Texas Tech didn't lead until Theron Jenkins made a free throw with 16:09 left to break a 44-all tie. He was intentionally fouled at midcourt after stealing a pass and the whistle nullified his breakaway slam dunk.

The Red Raiders then maintained possession because of the intentional foul, and Roberson hit a 3-pointer.

Top 10 women

No. 3 Notre Dame 96, IPFW 60: Becca Bruszewski had 18 points and Lindsay Schrader added 14 points, leading host Notre Dame (8-0) over IPFW (2-2).

The Fighting Irish are off to their best start since going 23-0 and winning the national championship in 2000-01.

No. 10 Texas A&M 108, North Texas 49: Tanisha Smith scored 16 points as host Texas A&M (7-0) routed North Texas (3-7).

The Aggies have won their first seven games by an average of 29 points.

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