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Smith-Rivera scores 17, Hoyas avoid early scare for 70-49 win over Lipscomb

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    Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) passes the ball against Lipscomb forward Martin Smith (35) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)The Associated Press

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    Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) goes to the basket against Lipscomb guard Talbott Denny, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)The Associated Press

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    Lipscomb forward Martin Smith (35) grabs a rebound against Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)The Associated Press

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    Georgetown guard Markel Starks (5) takes a shot against Lipscomb forward Malcolm Smith (52) and Talbott Denny (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)The Associated Press

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    Georgetown center Joshua Smith (24) dunks against Lipscomb guard J.C. Hampton (22), Talbott Denny (10) and Martin Smith (35) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 70-49. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)The Associated Press

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 17 points and the Georgetown Hoyas opened the second half with a 13-0 run and pulled away from Lipscomb for a 70-49 win on Saturday afternoon.

Joshua Smith had 14 points and Mikael Hopkins scored all of his 13 points in the second half for the Hoyas (4-2), who led by 11 in the first half, but only 27-26 at halftime.

The Bisons (3-4) closed the first half with seven straight points, but Georgetown flipped the momentum immediately after halftime, holding Lipscomb without a point for the first 6 minutes.

The Hoyas opened the four-game homestand with their third straight win despite shooting 7 of 27 from beyond the arc.

Malcolm Smith had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Martin Smith scored 16 for the Bisons, who continued their trend of alternating wins and losses each game.