No. 15 Georgetown beats Texas 64-41
- Article by: JIM O'CONNELL
- Associated Press
- December 4, 2012 - 8:35 PM
NEW YORK - Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 64-41 victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 13 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.
The Hoyas (6-1), whose only loss this season was to No. 1 Indiana in overtime, scored the first nine points of the game, the last four from Lubick on layups.
Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead the Longhorns (5-3), who had their lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season. Texas had won three straight after losing two in a row.
The Longhorns struggled with their shooting and turnovers throughout the first half. The Hoyas led by as many as 17 points in the first half, the last time at 30-13 on a jumper by Porter with 2:55 to go.
Georgetown was coming off a 37-36 victory over Tennessee. It was the Hoyas' worst effort of the shot clock era, its lowest total since a 37-36 win over Southern Methodist in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 1985. Georgetown shot 36 percent in the game and Tennessee made 33 percent.
Texas shot 28.6 percent (8 of 28), including 1 of 6 from 3-point range in the first half against Georgetown and committed 12 turnovers that the Hoyas turned into 14 points on the way to a 30-17 halftime lead.
The shooting was almost as bad in the second half. Texas, which came in averaging 64.4 points per game, finished 6 of 20 (30 percent) from the field in the second half and was 14 of 48 (29.2 percent) overall. The Longhorns were 2 of 13 from 3-point range.
Georgetown shot 41 percent ( 25 of 61) for the game but the Hoyas made only 4 of 18 from beyond the arc.
Texas again played without 6-foot-1 guard Myck Kabongo because of an ongoing NCAA eligibility investigation.
It was just the second meeting between the programs. Texas beat Georgetown 78-70 on Jan.8, 1972, in Austin.
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