Boxscore
Georgetown 62, Cincinnati 55
Friday, February 15, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - John Higgins, Jamie Luckie, Mike Nance
Attendance - 12842

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgetown 31 31 62
Cincinnati 25 30 55

Recap


No 15 Georgetown 62, Cincinnati 55: Otto Porter Jr. scored 16 points, including a pair of free throws with 1:16 remaining that proved to be the game-winning points, as the visiting Hoyas took over sole possession of first place in the Big East with their seventh straight victory.

Markel Starks scored a game-high 17 points for Georgetown (19-4, 9-3), which held the Bearcats without a field goal for more than 6 1/2 minutes during a game-ending 12-4 run to snap a four-game losing skid to to the Bearcats.

Guard JaQuon Parker scored 15 points and Cashmere Wright and Sean Kilpatrick added 12 points apiece for Cincinnati (19-7, 7-6), which shot 31.5 percent from the floor, including 4-of-24 from 3-point range.

The teams entered the game ranked in the top three in the Big East in scoring defense, allowing less than 60 points, and the first half showed why. The two teams combined for 25 points in the first 11 1/2 minutes before Georgetown, which missed its first six shots, pulled out to a 31-25 halftime edge.

The Hoyas extended their lead to 12 points when a Nate Lubick jumper made it 43-31 with 15:17 left. But after Cincinnati went on an 13-3 run capped by a Parker jumper to take a 51-50 lead with 6:54 to go, the Hoyas clamped down and held the Bearcats to a pair of free throws over the next 6:32.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wright had a steal 1:33 into the game to become the school's all-time leader in that category. Wright, who finished with three, entered the game tied with David "Puffy" Kennedy who had 189 steals from 1977-81. ... The Bearcats, who entered the game ranked No. 284 in free throw shooting (65.2 percent), were 17-of-30 from the free throw line. ... The Hoyas have allowed 60 or more points once in their last seven games.

Georgetown Hoyas

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nate Lubick 34:00 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 6 7 4 4 0 2 1 6
Markel Starks 36:00 5-10 1-3 6-8 0 1 1 3 3 3 5 0 17
Mikael Hopkins 17:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 1 5 0 1 0 4
Otto Porter 32:00 4-8 1-2 7-7 2 5 7 1 4 1 0 0 16
Jabril Trawick 30:00 1-7 0-3 1-2 1 3 4 0 4 1 0 0 3
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 33:00 5-10 1-3 3-4 0 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 14
Moses Ayegba 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Aaron Bowen 8:00 0-1 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-48 3-12 19-25 4 23 27 11 21 5 10 1 62
  41.7% 25.0% 76.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cashmere Wright 35:00 5-14 2-8 0-0 0 3 3 3 4 3 2 0 12
Sean Kilpatrick 38:00 3-13 1-7 5-6 1 5 6 4 2 0 2 0 12
JaQuon Parker 31:00 4-9 1-3 6-9 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 0 15
Justin Jackson 21:00 1-3 0-0 3-8 5 3 8 2 2 1 2 3 5
Cheikh Mbodj 31:00 0-0 0-0 3-4 4 3 7 0 3 0 1 5 3
Titus Rubles 20:00 2-6 0-0 0-3 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 4
David Nyarsuk 3:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ge'Lawn Guyn 2:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
Jermaine Sanders 17:00 1-6 0-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Shaquille Thomas 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-54 4-24 17-30 13 23 36 10 20 5 11 8 55
  31.5% 16.7% 56.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11