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Freeman, No. 19 Georgetown beat Cincinnati 74-47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome back, Austin Freeman . Georgetown fans are so glad you're feeling better.Six days after being taken to the hospital and diagnosed with diabetes, Freeman scored 24 points Saturday as the No. 19 Hoyas clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament with a 74-47 win over Cincinnati in both teams' regular season finale.With a university doctor and the team's trainer monitoring his every move, Freeman made 8 of 15 shots, including 4 of 7 3-pointers, in 30 minutes. Greg Monroe had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Wright had 16 points as Georgetown (20-9, 10-8) finished in the top half of the 16-team Big East, avoiding the dreaded Tuesday game in a conference tournament that has been expanded to five days.Freshman Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 23 points to lead Cincinnati (16-14, 7-11), one of the eight teams that will have to win five games in five days to take the tournament title. Deonta Vaughn, averaging nearly 12 points, went 0-for-3 from the f...

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