The Morning After: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Georgetown Hoyas

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

What the professionals are saying about the Hoyas

Georgetown vs. Rutgers: Otto Porter Jr. scores 28 points, helps Hoyas win 11th straight game - The Washington Post
"He can score in a lot of different ways," Thompson said. "But from Day 1, Otto Porter has done everything. You look at the rebounds, defense, the communication — it’s not just about the scoring. His teammates are just as important in that equation."

Men’s hoops: No. 7 Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51 | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Otto Porter is great, but he had some help in slaying RU this time around. In the second half, with Rutgers sticking to the cutters like glue, Georgetown’s offense devolved into Porter driving, getting fouled and going to the line. Incredibly, Georgetown fans booed the officiating much of the night. In last year’s 52-50 loss here, Georgetown went 25 for 36 from the stripe while Rutgers was 4 for 7. Hmmmm.

Rutgers loses to Porter, No. 7 Georgetown 64-51 - Wire Mens Basketball - The Sacramento Bee
Coach Mike Rice's Rutgers team gave No. 7 Georgetown all it could handle for a little more than half.

Postgame Quotes - Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
On tonight's challenge compared to the past two tough games... "I don't think we go about comparing and contrasting. We were home tonight in front of our fans, and feeding off positive energy, as opposed to being on the road and feeding off negative energy. It is what it is. Much like I say every game, we can enjoy this on the bus ride home, then we have to get ready for a very difficult game up at Villanova."

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Recap - March 02, 2013 - ESPN
"How efficient, how strong. Mentally, he's unbelievable. So I always thought he was going to be a really good player, but ... it's not even close who is the Big East Player of the Year right now," Rice said. "And to be honest with you, if he keeps continuing this, it's not even close (for) National Player of the Year."

Georgetown Now a Projected No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament | ZagsBlog.com
"The Hoyas are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’re the outright leader of the Big East whereas Duke and Miami — the two contenders of the ACC — have split their regular season meetings and may yet meet again in the ACC final," Lunardi said on ESPN. "That team could move up, where Georgetown could win the Big East outright."

Otto Porter Jr Beats Rutgers - On the Banks
Otto Porter (or, as ESPNU constantly reminded us, Otto Porter *dramatic pause* JUNIOR) shot 18 free throws. Rutgers, as a team shot 15. Basically, that's all you need to know right there.


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