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In their final meeting as Big East rivals, No. 5 Georgetown had little problem with No. 17 Syracuse in a 61-39 win. The Hoyas (24-5, 14-4) clinched first place in the conference with the victory.
No. 7 Georgetown won its eleventh game in a row by defeating Rutgers 64-51 on Saturday night. Otto Porter Jr had 28 points in a game that will likely be remembered for the 51 combined fouls.
Despite playing in front of an NCAA record on campus crowd of 35,012, No. 11 Georgetown extended its winning streak to nine by defeating No. 8 Syracuse 57-46 behind Otto Porter Jr’s career-high 33 points.
No. 11 Georgetown (20-4, 10-3) destroyed DePaul 90-66 on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center behind D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s 33 points. The Hoyas travel to Syracuse for a first place showdown with their heated rivals over the weekend.
No. 15 Georgetown built a lead but had to rally in order to pick up a 62-55 road win over Cincinnati on Friday night. Markel Starks
Nate Lubick led Georgetown (16-4, 6-3) with a double-double as the Hoyas defeated St. John’s 68-56 on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
Georgetown got big nights from Otto Porter (20 points, 8 rebounds) and Markel Starks (16 points, 7 assists) in defeating Providence 74-66 at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night.
Georgetown announced that starting forward Greg Whittington has been ruled academically ineligible until further notice before taking on Providence College Wednesday night.
This column was supposed to be about the rising Maryland basketball program which was poised to break into the top 25 for the first time since the final 2010 poll.
Nothing went right as 19th-ranked Georgetown suffered its worst home loss in over 40 years in losing to Pittsburgh 73-45 on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.