The Morning After: Georgetown's Henry Sims and Otto Porter Send Pitt Packing

Angry Face. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Big East tournament: Georgetown advances with 64-52 win over Pittsburgh - The Washington Post
Otto Porter was surprisingly left off the Big East’s all-rookie team. On Wednesday afternoon, he made the conference’s coaches regret their omission.

Georgetown Routs Pitt, Panthers Left Waiting For Possible NIT Berth - Cardiac Hill
This team's fascination with shooting three-pointers baffles me. Pitt has not been a team to shoot a bunch of long-range shots in years past, yet frequently, Pitt is attempting more than 20 s a game this season. It would be fine if they made some of them, but that's not been the case for even Ashton Gibbs - the guy who shot nearly 50% from that distance last season. Today was no different as Pitt went 5-21 from behind the arc.

More links after The Jump:

Big East Tournament - Georgetown Beats Pittsburgh and Cruises Into Quarterfinals - NYTimes.com
In its opening game, Georgetown showed why it had earned the lofty national ranking, brushing aside 13th-seeded Pittsburgh with a thorough 64-52 victory on Wednesday in the second round of the conference tournament.

Georgetown boots Pitt from Big East Tournament - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pitt (17-16), which has lost 15 of its past 21 games, will see its 10-year run of reaching the NCAA Tournament — the seventh longest streak in the nation — come to a screeching halt. The Panthers, who beat St. John's in the first round, could get a bid to the National Invitational Tournament when its 32-team field is announced Sunday night.

Georgetown Beats Pittsburgh 64-52, Cincinnati Bearcats Await - Down The Drive
So the it will be the Bearcats and the Hoyas for the right to play Syracuse (probably) in the semifinals of the Tournament. How do you feel about this match up?

Rapid Reaction: Georgetown 64, Pitt 52 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Georgetown went in the opposite direction. Picked to finish 10th, the Hoyas instead finished tied for fourth, and continue to look like a team capable of going deep in this tournament, and the Big Dance as well.

No.13 Hoyas beat Pitt 64-52 in Big East 2nd round - WSJ.com
"When it came to the tournament last year we had an early exit, and me and (fellow senior) Jason (Clark) talked and we didn't want that to happen this year, and I did my best to make sure that didn't happen today," Sims said.

Hoyas aim for long stay in Big East tournament - Washington Times
"I love playing in Madison Square Garden," Georgetown’s senior guard said. "It’s my favorite place to play. It’s the atmosphere of being in such a historic building, and a lot of great players have gone through and done great things. I love playing in that building."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Georgetown 64, Pittsburgh 52
General statistical wizardry.

Sims Leads Hoyas Over Pitt - Sports - The Hoya
A sign in the Madison Square Garden stands reading “Simsanity” proved accurate, as senior center Henry Sims led Georgetown to a 64-52 Big East tournament win.

Vox Populi » Hoyas handle Pitt, move on to Cincinnati in Big East Tournament
Henry Sims saved arguably his best career outing for the biggest stage, posting 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists in Georgetown’s Big East Tournament opener. The Hoyas (23-7, 12-6 Big East) struggled to maintain control of the game early in the first and second halves, but dominated the latter parts of both, defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers (17-16, 5-13) 64-52. The victory sets up a matchup this afternoon with Cincinnati. Tipoff is slated for 2 pm at Madison Square Garden and will be aired on ESPN.

Shit Georgetown Basketball Announcers Say Bingo " m.p.m.
Since graduating from Georgetown and moving away from DC I’ve found myself watching many more Hoya hoops games on TV. And over the last season of televised games it has become painfully clear that basketball announcers love to latch onto a handful of "compelling anecdotes" and beat the absolute shit out of them. (Oh really, Henry Sims has improved a lot this year? No effing way!)

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