Boxscore
Georgetown 49, Providence 40
Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Wally Rutecki
Attendance - 11834

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 19 21 40
Georgetown 27 22 49

Recap


Jason Clark led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds as No. 12 Georgetown held off visiting Providence, 49-40, on Saturday.

Henry Simms added 11 points and Otto Porter grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hoyas (12-1, 2-0 Big East), who have won 10 straight.

Georgetown has a showdown with No. 13 Marquette looming on Thursday.

The Friars (11-4, 0-2) shot 24 percent (6 of 25) in the first half, falling behind by as much as 24-10 before closing to 27-19 at the break.

But Providence locked down on the defensive end in the second half and slowed it down offensively, dragging itself back into the game. A 7-0 run tied it at 35-35 with 8:01 left.

Georgetown never let the Friars gain the lead, getting an offensive rebound and a layup from Clark and four straight points from Sims to push back ahead. The Friars would draw back within a point but went 0 of 6 from the floor and missed a pair of free throws while going scoreless over the final 4:40.

LaDontae Henton recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds for Providence.

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gerard Coleman 34:00 1-10 0-2 1-8 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 3
Bryce Cotton 40:00 2-8 2-6 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 2 2 0 6
Vincent Council 40:00 4-15 1-5 1-2 2 3 5 5 2 0 6 0 10
LaDontae Henton 38:00 4-7 0-0 5-6 3 8 11 1 2 1 0 1 13
Kadeem Batts 24:00 1-8 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 0 5 0 2 1 4
Brice Kofane 19:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 4 5 9 0 4 0 1 2 2
Bilal Dixon 5:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 13-51 3-13 11-20 13 26 39 6 15 3 13 4 40
  25.5% 23.1% 55.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 13

Georgetown Hoyas

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jason Clark 34:00 6-12 1-4 3-3 2 6 8 1 1 3 1 0 16
Nate Lubick 20:00 2-5 0-1 0-2 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 2 4
Henry Sims 31:00 2-13 0-0 7-9 3 4 7 3 2 1 4 4 11
Markel Starks 25:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 5
Hollis Thompson 29:00 2-9 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 4
Jabril Trawick 16:00 1-6 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Mikael Hopkins 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Otto Porter 33:00 3-7 0-3 0-1 3 9 12 0 0 1 1 1 6
Greg Whittington 10:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-59 3-17 10-15 12 25 37 7 17 6 7 8 49
  30.5% 17.6% 66.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 7
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