March 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - Sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. (Morley, Mo./ Scott County Central) scored 28 points and No. 7 Georgetown hit a season-high 30 free throws en route to a 64-51 win over Rutgers on Saturday night at Verizon Center.
It was the 11th-straight win for the Hoyas, who improve to 23-4 overall and 13-3 in the BIG EAST, alone in first place. The 11-consecutive wins, all against conference opponents, are the most for a Georgetown team in BIG EAST play since winning 11 in a row during the 2006-07 season. Rutgers falls to 13-14 overall and 4-12 in league play.
Porter Jr. hit 6-of-12 shots from the field, but was 15-of-18 from the free throw line, the most free throws made by a Georgetown player since Mike Sweetney hit 16 against Minnesota on April 1, 2003. Porter Jr.'s 18 attempts were tied for the 10th-most by a Georgetown player and the most since Sweetney in 2003. He added a game-high eight rebounds, four steals, three blocks and two assists.
Junior guard Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md. / Georgetown Prep) and freshman guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./Oak Hill) each scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds, while junior forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass. / St. Mark's) added six points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Junior center Moses Ayegba (Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian [Md.]) chipped in four points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.
The Hoyas led by one at the half (29-28) and led by four twice in the opening stages of the second half, but a jumper from Kadeem Jack pulled the Scarlet Knights to within two points, 39-37, at the 12:34 mark. Georgetown responded with an 8-2 run over 1:57 and took a 47-39 lead on a layup from Starks with 10:04 left in the game.
Rutgers pulled to within four points, 49-45, on a layup from Jerome Seagears with 8:03 to play in the game, but a 9-3 spurt over 3:52 gave Georgetown its biggest lead to that point, 58-48, on a layup from Porter Jr. with 3:56 to play in the game. The Hoyas hit 8-of-12 free throws in the final five minutes of the game, taking their biggest lead, 64-49, on free throws from sophomore guard Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) with 48 seconds left in the game.
Georgetown led by one point, 29-28, at the break, but Rutgers had a three-point play from Dane Miler and a jumper from Jack in the opening four minutes to take a 33-29 lead. The Hoyas quickly tied the game on baskets from Smith-Rivera and Lubick, the start of a 10-2 run capped by a Starks jumper and one of two free throws from Porter Jr. as GU took a 39-35 lead.
Rutgers used a 10-0 run to take a 10-4 lead in the first half on a three-point play from Wally Judge, but a 10-3 Hoya run, capped by a Smith-Rivera three, gave GU a 14-13 lead. A free throw from Ayegba extended the Hoya lead to 27-21, but Rutgers out-scored the Hoyas 7-2 over the final 2:36 to pull within a point at the break.
Georgetown finished the game shooting 45.5 percent from the floor (15-of-33), hit 36.4 percent of its three-pointers (4-of-11) and 71.4 percent of its free throws (30-of-42). The Hoyas held a 35-27 advantage on the boards, handed out eight assists and committed 13 turnovers.
Georgetown plays its final BIG EAST road game of the season on Wednesday, March 6, visiting Villanova for a key BIG EAST Conference matchup in Philadelphia. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.
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