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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Georgetown guard Sugar Rodgers outscored Princeton in the first half, and the Hoyas rolled to a 65-49 victory Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Rodgers scored 16 before halftime to help stake the Hoyas to a 34-14 lead. The 5-foot-11 sophomore finished with 26 points and led the team in rebounds (eight) and assists (four).
Fifth-seeded Georgetown (23-10) will next face No. 4 seed Maryland on Tuesday night. Maryland advanced by defeating St. Francis (Pa.) 70-48.
Addie Micir led Princeton (24-5) with 13 points. Bidding to become only the second Ivy League team to win an NCAA tournament game, the Tigers were no match for their Big East foe.
Georgetown took control with an 18-3 run that made it 22-5. Rodgers contributed eight points and an assist.
Princeton went 6 for 21 from the floor in the first half, including 1 for 9 from 3-point range.
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