Otto Porter had 14 points in the second half and Henry Sims continued to dominate, as the Georgetown Hoyas defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big East Tournament. Pitt pulled within two points after going on a quick 5-0 run out of the locker room. They would get no closer, as Georgetown continued to pour on points to lead by as many as 19 on their way to a 64-52 win.
Sims finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Hoyas to a massive 33-22 advantage on the boards. Porter contributed six rebounds to go along with his 20 points. Greg Whittington was the only other Hoya to reach double-digits, scoring 11 along with six rebounds of his own.
Ashton Gibbs finished with 14 points to lead the Panthers, but went just 4-for-12 from the field and 2-for-8 from beyond the 3-point arc. As a team, Pitt was held to just 36.7 percent from the floor and 23.8 percent from distance. Lamar Patterson did his part with nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Unfortunately, he had little help from his supporting cast. Hollis Thompson went 1-for-7 from the floor for seven points.
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