Georgetown joined some elite company. Just not in the kind of category the Hoyas wanted.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points to help Villanova beat a top-five team for the third time this season, 67-57 over No. 5 Georgetown on Wednesday night.
Georgetown, Louisville and Syracuse were all ranked in the top five before losing to the Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center.
Otto Porter Jr. scored 17 points as the Hoyas (23-5, 13-4) had an 11-game winning streak snapped. The Big East leaders lost for the first time since Jan. 19, against South Florida. While the Wildcats were playing to bolster their NCAA tournament credentials, the Hoyas would have been guaranteed at least a share of the regular season title with a win.
''We needed this game, also,'' Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. ''We're playing for a championship. That's something just as important. We were desperate coming into this game, also.''
The Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East) also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-...