Porter helps No. 10 Georgetown beat Rutgers, 52-50 

Otto Porter scored the final six points, including two free throws with 8.5 seconds left, helping No. 10 Georgetown beat Rutgers 52-50 Saturday.

Center Harry Sims led Georgetown (16-3, 6-2 Big East) with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. He made 8 of 13 free throws, part of a 25-of-36 effort from the line for the Hoyas.

Mike Poole made a long 2-pointer with 2 seconds left on the shot clock and Eli Carter made a 3-pointer to extend Rutgers' lead to 50-45 with 2:35 left.

Porter then made a layup with 1:36 left, and after Rutgers (11-9, 3-4) committed an offensive foul, Porter made a jumper with 1:10 left to tie the game at 50.

Georgetown has won three straight games and avoided becoming Rutgers' third win over a top-10 team. The Scarlet Knights beat their other top-10 opponents — then-No. 10 Floridaon Dec. 29, and then-No. 8 Connecticut on Jan. 7. But both those wins came in New Jersey.

Georgetown is 18-2 at home against Rutgers, including a 10-game winning streak that dates back to 2000.

Georgetown has won 10 of its last 11 matchups with Rutgers. But the Scarlet Knights — looking for their first winning season since 2005-06 — entered the game stronger than it has been in recent years.

Georgetown took its first lead with 4:16 left in the first half. At that point, the Hoyas were shooting 3 of 21 from the field, but they had made 14 of 16 free throws and rebounded half of their 18 misses.

Rutgers answered with a 7-0 run to take a 25-20 halftime lead. Georgetown didn't make a field goal in the first half's final 9:38 and fished the half shooting 3 of 23 with nine turnovers. The Hoyas' offense picked up slightly in the second half, and they finished 12-of-41 shooting with 14 turnovers.

Georgetown, which entered the game second in the Big East making 37.2 percent of its 3-pointers, missed all eight of its 3-pointers in the first half. But Markel Starks and Jason Clark, the Hoyas' starting backcourt, each made 3-pointers before the second-half's first timeout to shake off a a combined 0 for 5 from the field in the first half.

Starks missed Georgetown's win at DePaul on Tuesday because of a stomach ailment, but he returned to the starting lineup Saturday. He scored three points.

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