WASHINGTON (AP) - D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half, and the 100th meeting between Georgetown and St. John's quickly became a noncompetitive milestone Saturday as the Hoyas cruised to a 77-60 victory.
Smith-Rivera went 9 for 12 from the field and 6 for 7 from 3-point range, doing his best to evoke the memories of the standout performances from years past from the founding members of the both the old and new Big East.
Georgetown (10-3, 2-0) led 42-16 at the half. The Hoyas have won six in a row in the series and haven't lost at home to St. John's since Jan. 18, 2003. They trail the overall head-to-head 53-47, but they're on pace to soon take the lead in a rivalry that began in the 1909-10 season.
Max Hooper scored 13 points to lead the Red Storm (9-5, 0-2).