Georgetown Hoyas win final rivalry game against Syracuse Orange
Saturday was the last time the Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas would be playing each other as conference rivals with the breakup of the Big East. The Hoyas got to play at home and win at home, 61-39.
With the win against the Orange, the Hoyas secured the regular season Big East title, reports the Washington Post.
The Hoyas took the lead early and never gave it up. The Orange just could not find an open shot, though they were able to keep the game close for the first half. The second half is when Georgetown took off leaving Syracuse behind.
Georgetown’s’ Otto Porter, Jr. had a versatile performance with 10 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.
This victory was the result of multiple talented players working together. Markel Starks added another 19 points. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera knocked down some big shots and ended with 15 points.
Michael Carter-Williams led Syracuse with 17 points, reports the Associated Press. The Orange could only manage to shoot 32% from the field. Their 1-11 3-point shooting really hurt them while the Hoyas were knocking down jump shots.
The Hoyas do not know if Porter will return next year or go to the NBA draft. He was the focus of the night as it might be his last home game depending on his decision. Once spectators found their seats they discovered grey cards with a blue font that read “Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr.”
It was an exciting game for the Hoyas and a sweet victory for sure. They now have to focus on the insanity that is about to come with being a part of March Madness.