Big East Tournament 2012, Pittsburgh Vs. Georgetown Score Update: Hoyas Lead 31-23 At Halftime

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.

For complete coverage of the 2012 Big East Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream or visit SB Nation's dedicated NCAA basketball hub. For more on all the teams in the Big East tournament, visit Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York.

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