Boxscore
Georgetown 71, Louisville 68
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Jim Burr, Karl Hess, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 22517

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgetown 32 39 71
Louisville 35 33 68

Recap


Freshman Otto Porter scored 14 points – including the go-ahead putback with 1:42 left – and No. 12 Georgetown handed No. 4 Louisville its first loss of the season 71-68 on Wednesday and snapped the Cardinals' 20-game home winning streak.
 
Porter, who also had 14 rebounds, hit 3-of-4 free throws to seal the win in the Big East opener for both teams.
 
Markel Starks scored a career-high 20 points for Georgetown (11-1), which prevented Louisville from matching the best start in school history.
 
Kyle Kuric had 17 points and Peyton Siva added 15 for Louisville (12-1). The Cardinals suffered their first loss at the KFC Yum! Center since a 78-63 setback to instate rival Kentucky on New Year’s Eve last season.
 
Louisville may have been looking ahead to another New Year’s Eve matchup with No. 3 Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday. They led 35-32 at the half, but the Hoyas used a 24-8 run to take an 11-point lead. Starks scored 11 points during the run, which gave Georgetown a 63-52 advantage with 4:23 left.
 
That’s when the Cardinals, who rallied to win each of their last three games against lesser opponents, responded with an 11-0 spurt that tied it at 63 with 2:01 to play. However, Porter’s basket made it 65-63 and the Hoyas hung on.
 
Russ Smith’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 69-66 with 21 seconds left, but Porter sealed the win with a pair of free throws.

Georgetown Hoyas

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jason Clark 30:00 2-8 0-1 3-5 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 2 7
Nate Lubick 12:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 2
Henry Sims 26:00 2-8 0-0 3-4 0 3 3 4 3 0 3 0 7
Markel Starks 29:00 7-8 4-4 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 20
Hollis Thompson 31:00 4-10 2-2 0-0 1 4 5 1 1 1 4 0 10
Otto Porter 32:00 5-6 0-1 4-6 3 11 14 1 1 2 4 0 14
Greg Whittington 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
Jabril Trawick 21:00 2-3 1-2 4-5 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 9
Mikael Hopkins 8:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 23-48 7-11 18-24 8 28 36 11 18 4 16 2 71
  47.9% 63.6% 75.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 16

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chane Behanan 32:00 4-8 0-1 0-0 3 5 8 0 1 3 1 1 8
Gorgui Dieng 26:00 3-8 0-0 1-3 3 5 8 3 5 2 1 2 7
Kyle Kuric 40:00 5-13 5-12 2-2 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 1 17
Peyton Siva 36:00 5-10 0-1 5-6 0 3 3 6 2 5 2 1 15
Chris Smith 23:00 1-5 1-3 1-3 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 4
Russ Smith 24:00 6-13 2-7 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 2 3 0 14
Rakeem Buckles 15:00 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 2
Jared Swopshire 3:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Kevin Ware 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-60 8-24 10-17 12 18 30 15 20 13 9 5 68
  41.7% 33.3% 58.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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