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Starks' 22, Trawick's 13 lead Georgetown to a 74-52 victory over Xavier

  • Xavier forward Jalen Reynolds (1) goes to the basket against Georgetown center Moses Ayegba (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Xavier forward Jalen Reynolds (1) goes to the basket against Georgetown center Moses Ayegba (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Xavier guard Semaj Christon, left, tries to get around Georgetown forward Nate Lubick (34) to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Xavier guard Semaj Christon, left, tries to get around Georgetown forward Nate Lubick (34) to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Xavier forward James Farr (2) goes to the basket against Georgetown center Moses Ayegba (32) and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Xavier forward James Farr (2) goes to the basket against Georgetown center Moses Ayegba (32) and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Markel Starks scored 22 points and guided an efficient Georgetown offense, which shot 52 percent from the floor, as the Hoyas beat Xavier 74-52 on Saturday.

Starting for the first time in more than six weeks, Jabril Trawick sparked Georgetown (16-11, 7-8 Big East) with 13 points and four assists as the Hoyas led from start to finish. Trawick had not started since breaking his jaw in loss at Providence on Jan. 8.

Semaj Christon made all five of his field goal tries on his way to 18 points for Xavier (18-9, 8-6). Justin Martin added 13 points for a sputtering Musketeers' offense which went scoreless from the floor in a span of more than 12 minutes in the second half.

After failing to lead at any point in its previous two losses, Georgetown started fast, scoring 16 points on its first eight possessions.