Found February 25, 2013 on
The most impressive win by any college basketball team this past weekend had to be Georgetown’s 57-46 victory at Syracuse in the Hoyas’ final scheduled visit to the Carrier Dome in that storied Big East rivalry. It was Georgetown’s ninth straight win, covering the spread in all, and ended Syracuse’s national-best 38-game home winning streak.
The Hoyas (21-4, 11-3), who moved to No. 7 from No. 11 in Monday’s AP Poll, now have a one-game lead over Syracuse and Marquette for the Big East regular-season title. Georgetown hasn’t won that since the 2007-08 season.
Georgetown was picked to finish fifth in the Big East preseason poll, but the young Hoyas have grown up faster than anticipated. They start two juniors and three sophomores, and their sixth man, freshman D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
The star is sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr., who has played his way into a top-five NBA draft pick should he declare after this season. Porter was dominant against Syracuse. He set career highs in point...
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Otto Skipped AAU, And That’s Why He Is GreatWhile shoe brands were jockeying for position and forcing teenagers to play six games in a weekend Otto Porter was shooting. When hungry prospects were showing coaches how hard they could dunk in layup lines or defenseless exhibitions Otto Porter was working on his handle. And when huge point totals earned 5-star rankings and McDonalds...
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Georgetown Hoyas stand alone in first place in the Big East and are in complete control. The Hoyas are 11-3 in league play and have a one game lead over Louisville, Syracuse and Marquette who are 10-4.
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Johnny O’ Bryant III (LSU)- O’ Bryant has been on fire lately. In his last 5 games he is averaging 22 ppg. One of those games was a 30 point effort and he is coming off back to back 24 point games. He has recorded double digit rebounds in 8 of his last 10 games.
Otto Porter Jr. (Georgetown)- Porter is the Hoyas offense. With his play of late he has put his name...
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