Jan. 11, 2013
The Georgetown University men's basketball team travels to New York on Saturday, January 12 to play at home against St. John's University. Tipoff at Madison Square Garden is slated for 11 a.m.
The game will be shown live on ESPN2, with Mike Patrick and Len Elmore calling all of the action. Fans locally can tune in to ESPN 980 AM for the radio call of Rich Chvotkin.
Georgetown enters the game with a 10-3 overall record and a 0-2 mark in the BIG EAST following a 73-45 loss at home to Pittsburgh. The Hoyas, who are ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches' poll, will return home to play Providence after the game against St. John's.
The meeting with Red Storm will be the 98th all-time between the schools, with Georgetown trailing the head-to-head series, 44-53. The Hoyas won its last three games against St. John's, but have a 15-32 record when playing away against the Red Storm. The Blue & Gray defeated St. John's in both of their meetings last year, with a 69-49 decision in New York and a 71-61 victory at home.
The Hoyas are led by sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. (Morley, Mo./ Scott County Central), who recorded nine points in the loss against Pittsburgh. Porter is first on the team in scoring with 12.8 points per game and is among the top-15 in the BIG EAST in rebounding (7.2 rpg, eighth), steals (1.9 spg, ninth), and blocked shots (1.4, 10th).
Sophomore forward Greg Whittington (Columbia, Md./ Oakland Mills), who scored six points in the Pittsburgh game, is second on the team in scoring (12.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). Whittington, who is tenth in the BIG EAST in rebounds, ranks seventh in the BIG EAST in minutes played, leading the Hoyas with 35.2 per game.
Combined, Porter Jr. and Whittington are averaging 24.9 points, 14.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor (119-of-254).
The Georgetown starting lineup - Porter, Whittington, junior guard Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep), sophomore center Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./ DeMatha) and junior forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass. / St. Mark's) - has accounted for 77.2 percent of the team's scoring this season (642 of 826 points).
Starks, who scored six points against Pittsburgh, has scored in double figures seven times this season and is third on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game. He ranks seventh in the BIG EAST in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 42.9 percent of his shots. Hopkins is fourth on the team in scoring with 7.4 points per game and fourth with 2.8 rebounds. Lubick is averaging 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. He is tied with Porter for first on the team with 2.8 assists per game.
The Hoyas have been led by a stingy defensive effort this season, holding opponents to under 60 points in nine of its 13 games. GU's opponents are averaging a paltry 55.7 points per game, which ranks second in the BIG EAST and No. 7 nationally. The Hoyas have limited opponents to 38.7 percent shooting from the field, which is third in the conference.
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