Postgame Notes - No. 5 Georgetown 64, No. 13 Pittsburgh 52
Records: Georgetown (23-7); Pittsburgh (17-16)
- Georgetown advances to face No. 4 Cincinnati Thursday at 2p.m. in the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals. The Hoyas lost 68-64 to the Bearcats Jan. 9 in their only meeting this season.
- Georgetown and Cincinnati have never met in the BIG EAST Championship.
- Today’s win was Georgetown’s 50th in the BIG EAST Championship. The Hoyas are 50-25 all-time in the tournament.
- Georgetown’s win improved No. 5 seeds in the BIG EAST Championship to 12-1 all-time against No. 12 or No. 13 seeds.
- Georgetown improved to 78-71 all-time in Madison Square Garden.
- Otto Porter and Henry Sims scored 20 points each for Georgetown. The last time the Hoyas had two 20-point scorers in a BIG EAST Championship game was in a quarterfinal win against Villanova in 2008 (Jessie Sapp – 23, Jonathan Wallace – 20).
- Georgetown coach John Thompson III earned his 12th career victory in the BIG EAST Championship, tying
- Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon and former St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca for sixth all-time.
- Thompson’s winning percentage of .667 in the BIG EAST Championship (12-6) ranks third in tournament history.
- Pittsburgh fell to 0-12 when trailing at halftime this season.