Wednesday's 2012 Big East Tournament game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Georgetown Hoyas has centered on defense through the first 20 minutes. Neither team is lighting up the scoreboard, but the Hoyas hold a 31-23 lead at intermission thanks in large part to the inside presence of Henry Sims.
The 6'10 center leads the team with 11 points to go with his game-leading eight rebounds. He has been a force defensively, altering shots in the paint and helping the Hoyas to a 20-12 rebounding advantage so far. Otto Porter added another six points in the half.
Ashton Gibbs scored all nine of his points consecutively for the Panthers to lead the team going into the locker room. The Panthers led 21-15 at one point, before the Hoyas started chipping their way back into the lead. Nasir Robinson pitched in four points, three rebounds and two assists to the cause. Lamar Patterson was a headache defensively early on, picking up three steals in addition to his three points, three rebounds and three assists. The Panthers committed just three turnovers to seven for the Hoyas.
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