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Hart helps No. 2 Villanova survive late Georgetown run

Jay Wright apologized for both his tardiness to a postgame news conference and for failing to bring two players who usually flank Villanova's coach at the podium because he let them shower first.

"Bad execution on our part," Wright said.

Just like most of the second half for Villanova.

The seat on his right was eventually filled by Josh Hart, who, as he did in the closing minutes of the game, finally showed up at the end.

Hart scored 25 points and No. 2 Villanova held off a late Georgetown run in a 75-64 victory Tuesday night.

Hart, a national player of the year candidate, followed a can't-miss first half with an 0-for-everything second that...