The Pittsburgh Panthers kept things competitive against the Georgetown Hoyas until the very end of the first half, but the final two minutes of the first half and the entirety of the second half were not kind to Pitt. The favored Hoyas played excellent defense and dominated Pittsburgh in all facets of the game as the contest wore on, eventually coasting to a 64-52 victory.
Henry Sims was the best performer between the two teams, scoring 20 points while leading the Hoyas in rebounds with 12 and assists with five. Georgetown's Otto Porter was the joint-leading scorer among all players with 20 points of his own. Ashton Gibbs led Pittsburgh with 14 points, but it was still a frustrating day for the Panthers star. In addition to being on the losing team, he shot just 4-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-8 from behind the three-point line.
Georgetown moves on to face Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon.
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