Hoyas soaring

WASHINGTON -- Duke has been known for its defense, but it's Georgetown's ability to pluck the ball away that has the Hoyas up 31-20 with 7:05 left to play in the first half. Back-to-back steals led to buckets and fans in the Verizon Center were on their feet. It seems like every shot is falling for Georgetown this afternoon, but they're making it even more difficult for Duke by taking away their opportunities to score with gritty defense. The Blue Devils have seven turnovers so far, and Georgetown has five steals.